Queen Elizabeth II: How to live-stream the state funeral

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The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19 September. Image via Twitter @RoyalFamily.
The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19 September. Image via Twitter @RoyalFamily.
The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19 September. Image via Twitter @RoyalFamily.
The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19 September. Image via Twitter @RoyalFamily.

The state funeral of late Queen Elizabeth II takes place today (Monday 19 September). Here’s how you can live-stream the state funeral.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S STATE FUNERAL 

After several days of lying in state, the funeral of Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, takes place today (Monday 19 September).

The funeral has been planned and coordinated by the Duke of Norfolk, otherwise known as Edward Fitzalan-Howard. He is Earl Marshal, a position he inherited from his father in 2002.

According to the Express, this hereditary role holds responsibility for arranging the state opening of parliament, as well as organising the state funerals of sovereigns and the accession and coronations of new monarchs.

He said the funeral will “unite people across the globe and resonate with people of all faiths”, and pay a “fitting tribute to an extraordinary reign,” in a statement according to Sky News.

WHEN WILL FUNERAL PROCEEDINGS START?

The funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey in London, starting at 12:00 SAST or 10:00 GMT.

Westminster Abbey is where Her Majesty married Prince Phillip 75 years ago and where her coronation took place in 1953.

The Queen’s body will be taken to Westminster Abbey in a grand military procession. King Charles III, along with members of the royal family, will follow the coffin.

The Queen will be laid to rest in the King George VI memorial chapel, a small annex to the main chapel at Windsor. This is where the Queen’s parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, have been laid to rest. Her Majesty’s sister Princess Margaret’s ashes are also kept at the King George VI memorial chapel.

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The Queen’s late husband Prince Phillip’s body will be moved to join her. Prince Phillip was temporarily laid to rest in the Royal Vault at St George after his death on 9 April 2021.

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip. Image: CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/ AFP.
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip. Image: CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/ AFP.

HOW TO LIVE-STREAM THE FUNERAL 

So, where can you live-stream the funeral?

  • BritBox SA – The platform will stream live coverage of the funeral starting at 10:30
  • Showmax – DStv’s video streaming service will allow subscribers to live-stream Queen Elizabeth II’s on the BBC World News TV channel. The channel is made free until 23 September.
  • CBS News – The funeral will be streamed on cbsnews.com and their YouTube Channel
  • NBS News – The funeral will be streamed on nbsnews.com and NBS News Now on YouTube
  • Sky News – The funeral will be streamed on Sky News YouTube channel.
  • ABC News – The funeral will be streamed on ABC News YouTube channel

WHERE TO WATCH IN SOUTH AFRICA

  • SABC News DStv channel 404 from 11:00
  • BBC World News DStv channel 400 from 09:00
  • Al Jazeera DStv channel 406 from 10:00
  • Euro News DStv channel 414 from 11:00
  • Fox News StarSat 259 from 10:00
  • France24 StarSat259 from 10:00
  • MSNBC StarSat 263 from 10:00
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