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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth's longtime husband, passed away on April 9 at age 99.
The funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17 at 3 p.m. local time, or 10 a.m. EST.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth's longtime husband, passed away on April 9 at age 99. Under ordinary circumstances, the Prince's funeral would have included thousands of in-person visitors and mourners, but the COVID-19 pandemic is causing most people to watch the ceremony from home.
According to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson, the service will be "much reduced in scale and with no public access," in order to comply with government guidelines. Only thirty people will be in attendance at the event, which will take place at Windsor Castle. However, the funeral will be televised.
When is Prince Philip's funeral?
The ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 17 at 3 p.m. local time, or 10 a.m. EST. BBC One, the British network, will broadcast the event. The ceremony will begin with a National Minute's Silence (a moment of silence).
Prior to the service, at around 2:45 p.m. local time, there will be a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle, also set to be televised. As of now, Prince Charles, along with a few other members of the royal family, are set to walk in the procession.
How can I watch the funeral live?
The funeral will be broadcast on a number of British networks, including BBC, Sky, and ITN. In the U.S., NBC News will carry the broadcast beginning at 9:30am EST on both their network and their streaming service, NBC News Now. CNN will also air the funeral, beginning coverage at 9am EST. For Canadian viewers, CTV News will begin live coverage of the funeral at 8am EST. Additionally, all viewers can watch extensive coverage for free on BBC.com beginning at 5am EST. The Palace recommends that royal fans and mourners watch the ceremony from home, as to comply with Britain's partial lockdown.
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