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Entertainment Here's how to watch Prince Philip's funeral, where the Queen will pay her final respects to her husband

03:51  16 april  2021
03:51  16 april  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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The funeral of Prince Philip will be broadcast live across the world on Saturday, as the royal family says goodbye to the man who stood by the Queen's side for more than 70 years.

Even though the funeral will be "no fuss" and curtailed by COVID restrictions, the ceremony will feature some pomp and even a little flair — the Duke of Edinburgh is set to be farewelled in a custom-build Land Rover.

Here's how to watch it.

How can I watch Prince Philip's funeral in Australia?

The duke's funeral will take place at 3:00pm on Saturday local time — that's midnight Sunday AEST.

The ABC will have coverage of proceedings from 11:00pm on Saturday evening on the ABC News Channel, along with a live blog right here on ABC News Digital.

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Channel Nine and Channel Seven will also be broadcasting the funeral live.

In the UK, the BBC will be broadcasting the funeral live, as will several other networks.

How long will the funeral run?

While the hour-long funeral ceremony begins at midnight AEST, the formalities will begin sooner.

According to a run sheet from Buckingham Palace, the duke's coffin will be moved from the private chapel at Windsor Castle, where it's been lying in rest, to the State Entrance.

It will then be loaded onto a custom Land Rover the Duke helped to design for the short journey to St George's Chapel, which is inside the walls of Windsor Castle.

The Land Rover will depart the state entrance at 11:45pm, in a procession led by the Band of Grenadier Guards, of which Prince Philip was colonel.

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Members of the royal family will follow the Land Rover on foot, as will members of his household.

The eight-minute journey will come to a stop at the west steps of St George's Chapel.

Before it stops, it will be met with a guard of honour and the national anthem will play.

The duke's coffin will then be moved inside the chapel for the service, which will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

An order of service for the ceremony has not yet been released.

Who's going to the funeral?

Due to restrictions in place in the UK, the number of guests allowed to attend Prince Philip's funeral is 30, making it one of the smallest royal funerals in modern times.

The Queen, her children and grandchildren will all attend, as will their spouses, making up two-thirds of the guest list.

However, Prince Harry's wife Meghan has remained in the US due to her pregnancy and will not attend the funeral.

The final 10 who will take to the pews will be blood relatives of the Windsors and the Mountbattens.

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