where and how to follow the ceremony on television?


The funeral of the Queen of England, who died Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96, will take place Monday in London.

Monday, channels around the world will be turned to England for a final farewell to the Queen. Since the 1960s, Operation London Bridge, known for its code, here translated into French, "London Bridge has fallen" dictates the course of the days following the death of Elizabeth II. As required by procedure, the official funeral of the sovereign takes place nine days after her death, this Monday, September 19.

The ceremony will be held at Westminster Abbey in London. From 9 a.m., the bells of Big Ben will ring. The country, in national mourning, will suspend all its activities. After this first procedure, the queen will then be buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, alongside her husband Prince Philip, who died in April 2021.

On the television

In France, several channels are mobilizing for the event.

TF1 and its news channel LCI, channel 26, will make joint antenna for the funeral of the queen. The special “Farewell” edition will feature live from London, journalists Stefan Etcheverry, Adrien Gindre and Margot Haddad will be seated on a set overlooking Westminster Hall where speakers will join them throughout the day. Special envoys to the UK such as Solenn Riou, Christopher Beaugrand, François-Xavier Ménage and Émilie Broussouloux will be mobilized and deployed in all the emblematic places of the British capital. From 8 a.m., Anne-Claire Coudray and Gilles Bouleau will take over, surrounded by guests and experts.

For its part, France 2 is also setting up a special system. From 6 a.m., Samuel Etienne and Élodie Largenton will be in charge of a dedicated "6h info". They will then be relayed by "Telematin" with Thomas Sotto and Julia Vignali who will offer a zoom of the events until 9:40 am. Finally, Julian Bugier will take control of a special edition alongside Stéphane Bern. Editorial writers as well as special envoys on site will punctuate the program. The news channel of the France Télévisions group, Franceinfo, will devote its antenna to the funeral of the queen.

The other news channels such as BFMTV and CNews on channels 15 and 16 will actively and continuously monitor all the procedures put in place for the funeral of Elizabeth II. Speakers, experts and duplexes on site, the news channels will keep their usual continuous rhythm.

On the Internet

On the web, accounts Official Twitter of the Royal Family of England will broadcast information about the ceremony. Which will also be available on the Youtube channel of royalty.

Figaro Live

The website of Figarowill launch a special edition from 11:30 a.m. until the end of the funeral. Our colleague Thibaut Gauthier will be at the presentation. He will be accompanied by a British crown specialist on set but also by other journalists from the Figaro. Special envoys will be in duplex as well as a translator.





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