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The Duke of Edinburgh

13.6 million people in the UK watched Prince Philip’s funeral on the television


There may have only been 30 mourners attending Prince Philip’s funeral in person, but 13.6 million more were watching from at home on the television.

The overnight TV ratings, which only takes into account those watching in the United Kingdom, shows that a huge number of people watched the hour long ceremony between 3pm-4pm.

BARB data shows that 11 million people on coverage on the BBC, with 2.1 million watching on ITV.

An additional 450,000 were watching Sky which also showed the coverage.

Radio stations several YouTube channels also live-streamed the service which these figures do not take account of.

The BBC’s own live stream recorded 7.5 million global views by Sunday morning.

The Royal Family’s YouTube channel does not have viewing figures available, however, it was third on YouTube’s worldwide trending list.

When The Queen Mother died In 2002, more than 10 million people watched the funeral, and a staggering 31 million watched the funeral of Diana, Princes of Wales in 1997.

The BBC’s coverage of Prince Philip’s funeral was led by Huw Edwards and Sophie Raworth, with Tom Bradby and Julie Etchingham guiding viewers through proceedings on ITV.