How you can watch Prince Philip’s funeral in Australia as major stations reveal their broadcasting plans
- Prince Philip’s funeral at George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle will air live in Australia
- The Duke of Edinburgh will be farewelled at 3pm on Saturday, 12am Sunday AEST
- Prince Philip died peacefully at Windsor Castle on Friday at 99 years old
Australians who wish to farewell Prince Philip can watch the funeral live on TV with millions of other mourners around the world.
The Duke of Edinburgh‘s funeral will take place at George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, with further details due to be released on Thursday.
The service is scheduled to begin with a national minute of silence at 3pm, which is 12am on Sunday AEST time.
Network 10 said the funeral will be aired live and then repeated on Sunday morning, while Channel 9 and 9Now will broadcast the service from 11pm.
Channel 7’s coverage will commence at 9.30pm on Saturday in Sydney and 7.30pm in Perth.
Australians who wish to farewell Prince Philip (pictured in Perth in 2011) can watch the funeral live on TV with millions of other mourners around the world
The funeral will take place at George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday. Pictured: Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth wave goodbye at Perth Airport in 2011
WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE FUNERAL
The service is scheduled to begin at 3pm on Saturday, which is 12am on Sunday AEST time
Funeral will be aired live and repeated on Sunday morning
Coverage will be broadcasted from 11pm
Coverage will commence at 9.30pm on Saturday in Sydney and 7.30pm in Perth
Viewers in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide viewers will be able to join the network’s coverage when the AFL ends at about 10.30pm
The national broadcaster will also show the funeral live
Viewers in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide viewers will be able to join the network’s coverage when the AFL ends at about 10.30pm.
The ABC will also broadcast Prince Philip’s farewell live.
The Duke, who died peacefully on Friday, currently lies at rest in the private chapel of Windsor Castle. His body will not lie in state – where members of the public would have been able to view his coffin.
On Saturday, the Duke’s coffin, accompanied by the Dean of Windsor and the Lord Chamberlain, will be moved to the State Entrance of Windsor Castle by a Bearer Party of The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
The party will place the coffin in the Land Rover – believed to be a modified Defender 130 Gun Bus that was commissioned in 2005 – at 2.40pm.
On the grass in the Castle’s Quadrangle will be representative detachments drawn from Philip’s military special relationships. The Quadrangle will also be lined by the Household Cavalry and The Foot Guards.
At 2.45pm the Band of the Grenadier Guards, of which Philip was Colonel for 42 years, will lead the eight-minute procession to St George’s Chapel.
They will be followed by the Major General’s Party, and then the Service Chiefs, reflecting His Royal Highness’s close relationship with the military.
A general view of the Windsor Castle on Tuesday, after Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, died at the age of 99
The Prince of Wales and other senior Royals will follow the Land Rover bearing the Duke’s coffin – draped in his personal standard, a wreath of flowers and his naval cap and sword – on foot.
Philips’ private secretary, Archie Miller Bakewell, one of his protection officers, two of his pages and two of his valets will bring up the rear of the procession.
Minute guns will be fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from the east lawn of Windsor Castle for the duration of the procession, and the Curfew Tower Bell will toll.
The procession will end at nearby St George’s Chapel for the service, which will begin with a national minute’s silence at 3pm.
The no-frills service will be attended by just 30 members of the Royal Family – including the Duke’s children and grandchildren.
Prince Harry will fly from the Sussexes’ Californian mansion but Meghan, 39, who is heavily pregnant has been advised by her doctor not to travel to the UK.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, are expected to officiate at the service.
After the service, the duke will be interred in the Royal Vault of the chapel.
The Duke, who died peacefully on Friday, currently lies at rest in the private chapel of Windsor Castle. Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Australia in 1954