The BBC have set out what the coverage of Prince Phillip’s funeral will look like this weekend. The channel have set aside five hours worth of programming to cover the Duke’s funeral service on Saturday on BBC One.
Programming is set to begin on Friday night with a special documentary called ‘HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Remembered’ starting at 7pm. It will provide live coverage from Windsor Castle on the eve of the Duke’s funeral and will feature royalist experts talking about what can be expected from the programme.
Then, on Saturday, the BBC will air an hour long documentary at 11am called ‘The Duke: In His Own Words’ which followed the Prince as he guided camera crews around Windsor Castle. It is set to give an insight into his personal life. Then, following the news at noon, the channel will air full coverage of the funeral between 12:30pm and 4:20pm. After that, regular programming will resume on the channel.
Last week, Prince Philip passed away age 99 on April 9. He is said to have died peacfully in Windsor Castle on the morning of that day. The BBC came under fire last Friday for cancelling all scheduled programming on BBC One and Two to simultaneously broadcast news and stories about the Duke of Edinburgh.