This is where South Africans can watch the funeral of Prince Philip

This is where South Africans can watch the funeral of Prince Philip

Prince Philip will be laid to rest on 17 April. 

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Queen Elizabeth II bids a final farewell to her late husband, Prince Philip, on Saturday, at a funeral restricted by coronavirus rules but reflecting his long life of military and public service.

The ceremony from behind the stately walls of Windsor Castle, west of London, will be watched by an expected television audience of millions, with the public urged to stay away because of the global pandemic.

South Africans will be able to watch the funeral on DStv channel 400, BBC World News at 13:30.

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The Duke of Edinburgh - described by royals as "the grandfather of the nation" - died on April 9, aged 99, just weeks after spending more than a month in hospital for treatment of a heart condition and an infection.

Prince Philip will not have a State Funeral nor lie in state for the public to pay their respects ahead of his funeral. These were the wishes of the late Royal. 

“The funeral will not be a State Funeral and will not be preceded by a lying-in-state. His Royal Highness’s body will lie at rest in Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral in St George’s Chapel. This is in line with custom and with His Royal Highness’s wishes,” Sunday Times reported. 

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