How to watch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral: channel, time, streaming info

The unfortunate time has come to lay Queen Elizabeth II to rest at the end of her long life.

The Queen was 96 when she died on September 8 after seven decades of service to the British people and their Commonwealth realms.

Their eldest son and heir, King Charles III, is now the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and its territories – and his son Prince William will become the new Prince of Wales.

Thousands upon thousands of mourners have flocked to England to pay their respects to the late monarch.

On September 14, Charles, William and his brother Prince Harry led the procession to take the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where it was displayed to the public. Her sarcophagus will remain there until her funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19.

On Monday, 2,000 people from around the world will gather – including members of the royal family, politicians, dignitaries and the like – when Her Majesty’s funeral begins.

Shops and businesses across the country will be closed to allow people to properly mourn and see the funeral.

Members of the public acts walk past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the royal standard with the imperial state crown and the orb and scepter of the sovereign, and lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster, London their funeral on Monday.  - Queen Elizabeth II will be buried in Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster until 05:30 GMT on 19 September, a few hours before her funeral, with giant snakes coming past her coffin to pay their respects .  (Photo by Yui Mok/POOL/AFP) (Photo by YUI MOK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has been in Westminster Hall since September 14.
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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will lead the observance as he is the longest-serving member of the Church of England.

Once the service is over, pallbearers will place their coffin in a green carriage, followed by the Royal Navy soldiers.

The Queen’s coffin will then be taken to Windsor Castle where a funeral service will be held in St George’s Chapel. After the funeral, the Queen will be buried in Windsor with her late husband, Prince Philip.

Here’s everything you need to know about Monday’s funeral.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 14: (RELEASE IN UK NEWSPAPERS UP TO 24 HOURS AFTER DATE AND TIME RELEASED) Prince William, Prince of Wales and King Charles III arrive at Palace of Westminster before their State Handover on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom Kingdom.  The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried in a procession on a carriage of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where her burial will last until the early morning of her funeral.  Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on 8 September 2022 and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Prince William and his father, the new King Charles III, walked behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin as it was transported on a carriage from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster on September 14.
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What time does the service start?

The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:35 GMT (5:35 EST) and her coffin will be transported from Westminster Hall to the Abbey. At 11 a.m. GMT (6 a.m. EST), the funeral is scheduled to officially begin.

To bid the Queen farewell one last time, the general public can watch and stream the service.

Where to watch the service via cable?

For cable viewers, NBC, CNN, ABC, PBS and Fox News will broadcast the event.

BBC One, BBC News and Sky News will broadcast the funeral across the UK. The BBC will also host a live feed worldwide.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 05: (RELEASE IN BRITISH NEWSPAPERS DATE/TIME 24 HOURS CREATED) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Platinum competition on June 5, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated from 2-5 June 2022 in the UK and Commonwealth to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne on 6 February 1952.  (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images )
Camilla, Queen Consort, her husband King Charles III, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and their three children stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the platinum competition June 5.
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Where can you stream the funeral?

Services like FuboTV, Sling and YouTube TV will all stream the state funeral.

Peacock, Hulu+ Live TV, and Paramount+ account holders can also watch the event.

ITV News will stream the funeral on YouTube.

The BBC is also adding their coverage live online so anyone around the world can see it.


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Who will attend?

US President Joe Biden and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are expected as international guests.

Other participants include King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark along with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, and Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan.

Former British Prime Ministers and other government officials will be in attendance, as will current Prime Minister Liz Truss.

Countries that didn’t make the guest list are Russia, Belarus, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Syria and Venezuela.

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