MILLIONS are expected to tune in to the poignant event as Queen Elizabeth is laid to rest on September 19, 2022.
As the nation comes to a standstill for her Majesty, it will be emotional day for many across the country watching as the funeral is broadcast across the world.
Who is presenting the BBC’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral?
BBC will be one of three channels to lead the coverage of the Queen’s state funeral here in the UK – other leading channels will include ITV and Sky News.
The Queen and her reign as sovereign will be honoured during her funeral which will begin at 11am – with TV channels across the UK marking the historic occasion with special coverage.
Here are the BBC presenters covering the Queen’s funeral:
Huw Edwards will be the BBC’s lead presenter covering the funeral of Queen Elizabeth
Huw Edwards, born August 18, 1961, is a Welsh journalist, presenter and newsreader.
Edwards presents BBC News at Ten – the corporation’s flagship news broadcast.
Edwards also presents BBC coverage of state events, international events, the hour-long BBC News at Five and occasionally presents either as relief or as the BBC’s chief presenter for BBC News at Six, BBC News at One, BBC Weekend News and Daily Politics, as well as on the BBC’s international news channel BBC World News.
Edwards has presented the BBC’s coverage of major Royal events in the past – including the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the death of Queen Elizabeth.
Working alongside Huw Edwards to bring viewer’s coverage of this poignant event are:
- Kirsty Young
- Fergal Keane
- David Dimbleby
- Sophie Raworth
- Anita Rani
- JJ Chalmers
Edwards and Fergal Keane will be covering events from London, while Young and Dimbleby will be in Windsor.
Raworth will be at Parliament Square, while Anita Rani will share the day with viewers from the Long Walk at Windsor and JJ Chalmers will be at Wellington Barracks.
The special coverage will air from 8am to 5pm on BBC One, BBC Two and iPlayer.
Who is presenting ITV’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral?
As programming begins at 9.30am on Monday, September 16, ITV will cover the historic state funeral at Westminster Abbey, as well as the mile-long military procession as the monarch is taking on her final journey through London.
ITV will also track the Queen’s final journey to Windsor as well as the committal service at St George’s Chapel.
Here are the broadcasters bringing the news to ITV:
Tom Bradby will be going Julie Etchingham as one of ITV’s lead presenters during the special coverage
Tom Bradby, born January 13, 1967, is a British journalist and novelist who currently presents the ITV News at Ten.
Prior to his current role, he was previously political editor for ITV News from 2005 to 2015 and presented The Agenda with Tom Bradby – a political discussion series, from 2012 to 2016.
Bradby also worked as a Royal correspondent, covering a number of key stories, including the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the deaths of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.
In November 2010, Bradby carried out the first official interview of Prince William and Kate Middleton at St James’s Palace after the couple’s engagement was announced – it was reported that Bradby was chosen specifically to conduct the interview due to a long-standing acquaintance with Prince William.
He later attended the Royal wedding as a guest.
On 17 April 2021, Bradby co-presented ITV’s coverage of the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with Julie Etchingham.
Julie Etchingham will be presenting ITV’s coverage of the Queen’s state funeral
Julie Etchingham, born August 21, 1969 is an English journalist and television newsreader at ITV News.
She has also worked with the BBC and Sky News.
In April 2011, Etchingham and Phillip Schofield co-hosted ITV’s coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
In the following year, the pair presented the broadcaster’s coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June, 2012.
She then went on to co-present ITV’s coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, alongside Phillip Schofield on May 19, 2018.
Working alongside Tom Bradby and Julie Etchingham to bring viewer’s coverage of the Royal funeral is:
- Mary Nightingale
- Chris Ship
- Rageh Omaar
- Nina Hossain
- Charlene White
Mary Nightingale will lead reporting from Westminster Abbey, whilst Royal Editor Chris Ship will be in London and later in Windsor.
Rageh Omaar will be with the armed forces at Wellington Barracks, while Nina Hossain will be on the Long Walk in Windsor speaking to people paying their respects.
Charlene White will be with mourners in London.
Tom and Julie will be joined by a number of special guests and royal experts for their reflections and analysis of this historic moment.