To pay homage to Queen Elizabeth’s role on the world stage and to recognize the special relationship that has existed between Great Britain and the United States, PBS will be carrying the BBC broadcast of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. The queen died on September 8 at age 96 at her Balmoral Castle summer retreat. She had reigned as Great Britain’s monarch for 70 years.
As Great Britain mourns the passing of its monarch and commemorates the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, the lines of people waiting to pay tribute to the queen as she lies in state have stretched to five miles and more. The Royal Palace says is preparing for one of the biggest ceremonial events since World War II. Hundreds of heads of state and dignitaries will gather in London for the queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19.
The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: How to Watch
Monday, September 19: The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey in London. THIRTEEN will livestream (thirteen.org/live) and broadcast the funeral from early morning, September 19 at 3 a.m. until noon on Monday, September 19.
A delayed broadcast will air from noon to 9 p.m. on WLIW WORLD, a public media channel. See how to tune into WLIW WORLD.
On Monday, September 19, from 8-9:30 p.m., THIRTEEN will broadcast the BBC primetime special The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II: Events of the Day, which will recap the day’s events in an abbreviated format.
Stream Specials and Footage on Demand
Queen Elizabeth: A Royal Life
To commemorate the death of Queen Elizabeth II, PBS NewsHour presented Queen Elizabeth: A Royal Life, on Thursday, September 8. The special explores Queen Elizabeth’s life, legacy, and her influence within the royal family, across the United Kingdom, and around the world.
Queen Elizabeth: Procession, Vigil from September 16
Videos documenting the ceremonies and commemorations surrounding the death of Queen Elizabeth II will stream for one month.
Queen Elizabeth: Procession, Vigil from September 14
Watch the procession and lying-in-state for Queen Elizabeth II from Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Members of the public watched as the procession made its the journey through central London and reached Westminster Hall for lying-in-state. The procession included King Charles III, Prince William and Prince Harry, and other senior royals were in attendance.
Brief commentary during the then-live event accompanies the footage – its term for the funeral procession is “cortege.” This footage can be streamed in its entirety (four hours, 14 minutes) or in a highlights episode (one hour, 14 minutes; both videos will stream through October 14, 2022.
What the Queen Meant to America
In her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth IIdeveloped a close relationship with the US, meeting 12 of the 14 serving presidents during her reign. Following the death of President John F. Kennedy, she shared a particularly moving tribute. On the September 9 episode of Amanpour and Company, historian Jon Meacham spoke with Walter Isaacson about Her Majesty’s relationship with America and its presidents.