Duke of Edinburgh funeral live on TV: Time, channel and how to watch

PRINCE Philip – who was married to the Queen for more than 70 years – passed away on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99.

His funeral takes place today (Saturday, April 17) and is being broadcast live on the BBC and ITV. Here's how to follow the service.

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How can I watch Prince Philip's funeral on TV?

Prince Philip's funeral is receiving extensive TV coverage both in the UK and around the world.

In the UK BBC coverage of the funeral runs from 12.30pm until 4.20pm.

ITV coverage is from 1.25pm to 4.30pm.

The funeral itself takes place at 3pm.

TV cameras will not be allowed inside the chapel, unlike for royal weddings.

When is Prince Philip’s funeral?

The funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh takes place at St George's Chapel at 3pm today, Saturday, April 17.

The news of the Duke's death was announced on Friday, April 9 after he passed away "peacefully" at Windsor Castle.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

"Further announcements will made in due course.

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

How can I observe the minute's silence?

The Royal Family have asked the public not to travel to Windsor Castle for Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday April 17.

The funeral will begin with a national minute's silence at 3pm and will be broadcast live on TV.

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