As you are no doubt aware, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is approaching next week.
Millions of people will be watching from around the world, but only a handful of people will be able to witness it in person.
He will be the first British monarch to have his funeral since 1760.
She will be honored with a full state funeral at Westminster Abbey next week, in a ceremony that will be televised around the world.
The date will be marked as an official federal public holiday in Canada to coincide with the Queen’s funeral in London, UK.
For many of us who obviously can’t be there, the funeral will be livestreamed Monday, September 19 at 3 a.m. PST or 6 a.m. EDT.
The service will air on TV, but if you’re a cord cutter or don’t have cable and want to watch the event, there are plenty of options to stream the Queen’s funeral live on TV. streaming platforms.
Some streaming platforms may even offer free trials.
- CBC Television and Radio
- Sky News live stream on their website and YouTube
- Sky News mobile app – iOS and Android (no registration required)
- Fubo TV and Sling TV carry channels such as BBC America and offer free trials
- CBS’ Paramount+ streaming service will also provide streaming coverage of the services
- British media, BBC News, will broadcast live coverage of the funeral on its website, as well as on their YouTube channel, the BBC.
- CBC News and Listen apps on iOS and Android
While the above are just a handful of places to watch, many more are likely to appear on YouTube.
In a statement Tuesday, Premier John Horgan announced that to recognize the new federal holiday honoring the late Queen Elizabeth II, all K-12 schools, public post-secondary institutions and most Crown corporations will be closed.
The national holiday will be observed by federal employees this Monday, September 19.
“Our government will follow the federal government’s lead and join other provinces in observing the National Day of Mourning to mark the Queen’s funeral,” Horgan said in the statement.
“It will be a national day to reflect on the incredible life of the Queen of Canada and the longest-serving monarch in British history.”
Horgan said in his statement that he “advises provincial public sector employers to honor this day in recognition of the obligations surrounding federal holidays in the vast majority of provincial collective agreements.”
This announcement follows the federal government’s decision on the holiday, but they stipulated that it would be up to provincial leaders to determine whether its residents would observe the holiday as a (statistical) holiday.
Alongside Monday’s funeral, a memorial procession and service will be held in Victoria at Christ Church Cathedral for Queen Elizabeth II, whose passing has sparked a wave of B.C. residents wanting to mourn the late Queen.
With files by Curtis Blandy