Prince Philip’s Life and Legacy: PBS Special Coverage

April 9, 2021

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in a still from “In Their Own Words: Queen Elizabeth II” (2015) on PBS.


Thirteen presents two special program changes to remember the life and legacy of Great Britain’s Prince Philip, who died on April 9, 2021. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip will be the subject of the Amanpour and Company broadcast on Friday, April 9 at 11 p.m. (stream now) , and of Prince Philip: A Royal Life – a PBS NewsHour Special, on Monday, April 12 at 9 p.m.

Amanpour and Company: Friday, April 9, 11 p.m.


Watch the April 9 episode.
Christiane Amanpour leads tonight’s broadcast of Amanpour and Company from Windsor Castle to discuss the life and legacy of Prince Philip who died on April 9, 2021, at age 99. Coverage will include his life in military service, his more than 70-year marriage to Queen Elizabeth, and his role in an evolving monarchy. An excerpt of the special with Simon Lewis is seen, above.

Prince Philip passed away peacefully on the morning of April 9, just two months shy of his 100th birthday. In a statement, Buckingham Palace spoke of the Queen’s “deep sorrow” at losing her beloved husband of more than 70 years. Indeed, the Duke of Edinburgh is the longest-serving consort in British history. A stirring rendition of the national anthem ‘God Save the Queen’ was broadcast to the nation on this somber day for the monarch. In keeping with tradition, an announcement of the prince’s passing was hung outside Buckingham Palace for all to read but to discourage crowds during this pandemic; the notice was removed after an hour.

The Prince will lie in rest at Windsor Castle before a funeral at St. George’s Chapel.

Featured guests include: Royal Correspondent Max Foster, former Press Secretary to The Queen Simon Lewis, historians Simon Schama and Margaret McMillan, and Secretary General of the Commonweath of Nations, Patricia Scotland.

St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle grounds, site of royal weddings.

St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle grounds, site of royal weddings. Photo: Aurelien Guichard

Prince Philip: A Royal Life – a PBS NewsHour Special: Monday, April 12, 9 p.m.

To commemorate the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, PBS NewsHour will present Prince Philip: A Royal Life. The special will explore Prince Philip’s life, legacy, and his influence within the royal family, across the United Kingdom and around the world.