Global media announce plans to cover Queen’s funeral


Media around the world have announced plans to cover the Queen’s state funeral as preparations for the historic event continue.

Despite the time differences, networks in the US, Canada and Australia have provided daily live updates since the news broke on Thursday, with several announcing plans to cover the funeral in full and live on Monday.

CNN tweeted about its own coverage plans with a video montage of tributes to the UK monarch.

“A queen remembered. A celebrated life. Join CNN as the country and the world say goodbye,” says a voice-over for the promotional clip.

American affiliate NBC News is also scheduled to broadcast the funeral on its network and streaming service: NBC News Now.

In Australia, national broadcaster ABC listed “live coverage of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral” as well as several special documentaries celebrating the monarch’s life and legacy “through Australian eyes”.

People can also tune into ABC NewsRadio to listen to the funeral live from the ABC listening app.

Canada’s CBC also said it will have live television coverage Monday on its main network CBC News Network, as well as CBC TV, CBC Gem, and the CBC News app

The broadcaster will also provide audio coverage to CBC Radio and its CBC Listen app.

Several US networks also showed live footage of the Queen’s casket as it returned to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, including NBC, CBS and ABC News.

CBS announced it will show coverage of the procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where the funeral is to take place, on Wednesday.

“A royal procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall as Britain’s royal family escorts Queen Elizabeth’s coffin past adoring fans from around the world,” the promo says.

As the casket arrived at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, ABC News correspondent James Longman said the news had “really hit the ground running in London now” and that the next few days would be “absolutely hugely exciting”.

Fox News also reported the coffin’s arrival at the palace.

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