How to Watch Prince Philip’s Funeral


On April 17, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will be laid to rest at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, west of London, per CNN. Because of the pandemic, there will be only 30 or so mourners in attendance, with no option for the public to gather. However, all are invited to watch a livestream of the event, starting at 2:30 p.m. BST on the royal family’s YouTube channel.

For the time-zone-math averse, the U.K. is eight hours ahead of the West Coast, six ahead of Central Time, and five ahead of the East Coast. Translation: 2:30 p.m. across the pond is 6:30 a.m. on the West, 8:30 a.m. in the middle of the country, and 9:30 a.m. in the east. 

Now, the YouTube channel—and this is important because if you Google “royal family YouTube channel,” the first entry is a verified account called the Royal Family Channel. That’s not the right account. You’re looking for the second entry, the Royal Family, which, yes, is at Perhaps that other channel is being intentionally confusing to get clicks but, in any case, here is the link to the correct YouTube account.

For those without internet access (how are you reading this?) or who prefer a little commentary, both CNN and MSNBC will air Prince Philip’s funeral live, and we wouldn’t be surprised if other networks include coverage in their morning reports as well.

Between the church service and other logistics, there will be a long procession, at which both Prince Harry and Prince William will walk behind their grandfather’s casket, but not together. They will be separated by a few other family members in the procession, which a spokesperson assured the public has nothing to do with drama. A Buckingham Palace spokesman explained, per People, this is “a practical change rather than sending a signal.”

The spokesman added, “This is a funeral, and we are not going to be drawn into perceptions of drama. The arrangements have been agreed and represent Her Majesty’s wishes.”


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