Royal Welsh Guards bow their heads during rehearsals for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral (Picture: MOD).
Prince Philip

Prince Philip’s Funeral: How To Watch And Listen In The UK, Overseas And At Sea

Forces TV, BFBS TV and BFBS Radio are all covering the event

Royal Welsh Guards bow their heads during rehearsals for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral (Picture: MOD).

The funeral of His Royal Highness Prince Philip will take place this Saturday at 15:00 BST and you will be able to watch it on Forces TV, BFBS TV and listen to coverage of it on BFBS Radio and BFBS Radio 2. 

Find out how to watch and listen to the funeral below. 

The funeral will take place entirely within the grounds of Windsor Castle, reflecting the Duke's personal wishes and in accordance with plans approved by Her Majesty The Queen. 

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said the occasion will celebrate and recognise the Duke's life.

The event will be broadcast and will begin with a national minute's silence at 3pm BST.

 

  • BFBS Radio Network

On BFBS, The Forces Station, both in the UK and overseas, Vicki Turner will present a special programme to mark the funeral of HRH Prince Philip. Vicki will link with our reporters in Windsor and Portsmouth and hear reflections and tributes to The Duke of Edinburgh, gathered by our radio teams worldwide, Saturday 2-6pm BST.

  • BFBS Radio 2

Overseas radio audiences also have the choice to listen to coverage of the funeral on BFBS Radio 2. The station will be carrying a joint BBC Radio 4 and 5Live stream from 2pm BST.

  • BFBS TV

Where BBC One or ITV are normally delayed to local time on BFBS TV via satellite, BFBS will be making them available live for the duration of the funeral.

BBC One

11:00 - The Duke: In His Own Words

12:00 - BBC News

12:30 - The Funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

ITV

13:15 - Prince Philip - A Royal Funeral

  • Forces TV

14:30 Forces News HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Forces News will introduce live coverage from Windsor which is provided by Sky News of the funeral.

Forces TV is available on Sky/Freeview/Freesat/Virgin in the UK and live on BFBS TV Player overseas.

  • Other UK channels and BFBS Extra overseas will be showing the national one minute silence at 3pm UK time.

 

Around 730 Armed Forces personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force will provide ceremonial support to the funeral arrangements of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. 

This includes personnel drawn from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army Regiments and Corps and the Royal Air Force. They trained in Pirbright barracks ahead of the funeral.

Members of 4 SCOTS reharsing at Pirbright Barracks ahead of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral (Picture: MOD).
Credit: MOD

When the news of the death of HRH Prince Philip was announced, a large-scale logistics operation was launched to bring together all the personnel required and to initiate COVID-19 screening to protect them all. 

Buckingham Palace has announced that all public elements of the funeral have been cancelled, it will be televised but will take place entirely within the grounds of the castle.

The Royal Family has asked for people to stay safe and not to gather at Royal residences