Where To Watch Prince Philip’s Funeral In Australia

Many members of the royal family will be attending the COVID-safe ceremony

A week on from his death, many remain in mourning for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away peacefully at age 99.

At the time, the royal family announced the news on Twitter with an official statement, writing: 

“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.” 

Now, the royal family is set to honour his life and legacy with a small funeral that will also be broadcast this weekend, allowing royal fans from around the world to tune in wherever they are.

For all the details on how you can watch Prince Philip’s funeral in Australia, read on.

How can I watch Prince Philip’s funeral in Australia?

Prince Philip’s funeral will take place at 12am midnight on April 18 in Australia (Saturday, April 17 at 3pm in the U.K.). It will be broadcast in the country on a number of free-to-air TV channels live as it unfolds.

Here’s where you can watch Prince Philip’s funeral:

  • The ABC
  • Channel 10
  • Channel Nine
  • Channel 7

Which royals will be attending Prince Philip’s Funeral?

Due to COVID-19 protocols, only 30 people are allowed to attend a funeral in the U.K., a ruling that also applies to the royal family. Per ABC News, Queen Elizabeth had final approval over the 30 guests permitted to attend Prince Philip’s funeral in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Naturally, Queen Elizabeth will be present, as will be Prince Philip’s children and their spouses, namely: Prince Charles and Camilla; Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence; Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Prince Andrew.

Prince Philip’s grandchildren will also be in attendance, including Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. Meghan Markle will not be attending as she has been advised by her physician not to travel during her pregnancy.

Other royal family members who are to appear: Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, their husbands Jack Brooksbank and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi; Princess Anne’s children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, as well as Zara’s husband Mike.

The remaining grandchildren in attendance include Prince Edward, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. The remaining 10 guests will comprise of cousins of the Windsors and Mountbattens.

The royal family at Trooping The Colour 2017

Who will speak at Prince Philip’s funeral?

Although the official order of service has yet to be released, it’s widely suspected that Prince Charles, Prince Philip’s eldest child and the royal next in line to be king, will be the royal family member delivering the eulogy.

Following his father’s passing, Prince Charles was the first member of the family to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh publicly.

“My dear Papa was a very special person who I think, above all else, would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him,” he said the day after Prince Philip’s death.

“As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously. He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth, who also I think, share our loss and our sorrow.”

In closing, he said: “It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time. Thank you.”

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