How to rewatch the Queen's funeral online and on TV
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An estimated 2.5 billion all over the world tuned in to watch the Queen's funeral. Hundreds of broadcasters showed special programs and live streams of the event with coverage of every minute from the moment Queen Elizabeth II's coffin was taken from Westminster Hall through to when Her Majesty was laid to rest at Windsor Castle. If you couldn't watch the first time or would like to see it again, here's how to watch a replay of the Queen's funeral, online and on TV, from wherever you are.

How to watch the Queen's funeral

While three of the UK's main broadcasters (BBC, ITV and Sky) aired the Queen's funeral on TV, it's of little surprise that the BBC showed the most full coverage. The BBC's special programming began at 8am (BST) across BBC One and BBC Two on TV, on BBC radio and on both iPlayer and BBC Sounds too. The transmission finished at 5pm BST with the BBC news.

The coverage allowed viewers to take in the full event including the processions to Westminster Abbey, to Wellington Arch, the hearse to Windsor and the final route of Her Majesty's body from Long Walk in Windsor, up to the castle and to Her Majesty's final resting place at St George's Chapel.

For those who would like to watch the full event again, the BBC has the 340-minute transmission available to watch on-demand on BBC iPlayer. You can also watch the ceremony in chunks by using the Royal Family YouTube channel too. Read on for more details of how to watch the Queen's funeral from wherever you are.

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How to watch the Queen's funeral in the UK


Many of the UK's major broadcasters showed coverage of the Queen's funeral live on Monday, September 19. The best place to watch a replay of the full event is on the BBC using BBC iPlayer.

The 340-minute special program is available to watch in full on iPlayer. Away from home?

Use a VPN to watch iPlayer from abroad.

How to watch a BBC stream from anywhere in the world

While footage of the Queen's funeral should be on the websites of most of the TV networks that broadcast the event, British citizens currently abroad may still wish to watch the coverage on the BBC instead. Should you find yourself blocked from doing so, you may need to use a VPN.

A VPN is software for your computer or smart device which allows you to stream as if you were in any location, in this case, the UK. There are many VPN providers out there. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service. We rate ExpressVPN as the best.

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It's compatible with almost any streaming device, including Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, games consoles, as well as Android and Apple mobiles and laptops.

Once you've chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, press 'choose location', select 'UK' and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.

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How to watch the Queen's funeral in the USA

In the United States, viewers watched the Queen's funeral live on NBC, CNN, ABC, and Fox News. BBC America will also aired the state funeral

If you'd like you to see events again, has free videos available online of specific moments from the day.

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How to watch the Queen's funeral in Australia


Australians watched live coverage of the Queen's funeral from 8pm AEST on ABC TV and iView.

Channel 9, 9Now and also broadcast the funeral live. You can head to 9Now for on-demand footage.

Australians will be given a public holiday on 22nd September. The day will officially be called the National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen.

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How to watch the Queen's funeral in Canada 


In Canada, CBC broadcast the Queen's funeral live. The historic event was also be streamed live on the CBC player and you can watch footage of it there now.

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How to watch the Queen's funeral in New Zealand 


In New Zealand, TVNZ 1 is the place to watch the Queen's funeral.

Coverage started with a 1News Special from 7.30pm NZST on TVNZ 1, or via the live stream at

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How to watch the Queen's funeral in India


News network India Today broadcast live coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on Monday.

International viewers can watch streams on BBC iPlayer and CNN. Remember to keep a VPN handy if needs be.

Elizabeth II's state funeral timeline

All times are in BST.

  • 6.30am The Queen's lying-in-state comes to a close.
  • 10.44am The Queen's coffin is taken to Westminster Abbey.
  • 11am Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral service will begin.
  • 11.55am There is a national two-minute silence.
  • 12.15pm Public procession as Her Majesty is taken to Wellington Arch.
  • 1pm Her Majesty is transferred to a hearse and taken to Windsor Castle.
  • 3.10pm The Queen's coffin arrives in Windsor and proceeds up the Long Walk and to St. George’s Chapel where Her Majesty will be buried next to Prince Philip. 

Details of the state funeral service

The events began with the Queen's funeral procession. At 6.30am the Queen's lying-in-state came to a close. At 10.44am, Her Majesty's coffin was conveyed from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey atop the gun carriage that was used for the funeral of her father, George V, and Sir Winston Churchill. 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his brother, William, the new Prince of Wales, once walked side-by-side behind the Queen's coffin.

The state funeral service itself took place at 11am BST and lasted for one hour. The order of service featured music and readings chosen by the Queen herself. The hymns sung were The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want; The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended; and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. The Last Post played at around 11.55am.

The Queen's funeral finished at 12pm BST, whereupon the nation, the Commonwealth and the many millions watching around the world will observed a two-minute silence.

Britain's longest reigning monarch was buried alongside her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor. The Queen's piper, Pipe Major Paul Burns, played out the late Monarch as her coffin was lowered into its final resting place.

Dan Sung
How to Watch Editor

Dan is How to Watch Editor at Future. His job is to make sure our readers (and our staff) know how to watch their favourite sports and entertainment online and on TV wherever they go. Dan has worked in tech journalism for over a decade, writing for Tech Digest, Pocket-lint, MSN Tech, Wareable and What Hi-Fi? as well as freelancing for T3, Metro and the Independent. Dan has a keen interest in playing and watching football. He has also written about it for the Observer and FourFourTwo and ghost authored John Toshack's autobiography, Toshack's Way.