Meghan Markle will be able to watch Prince Philip's funeral online thanks to live stream for family members

MEGHAN Markle will be able to watch Prince Philip's funeral online through a special live stream.

Royal family and close friends will be able to follow Saturday's ceremony without relying on TV coverage, The Telegraph reports.

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Mourners who would have attended if Covid regulations limiting funeral numbers weren't in place will be given special log-in details.

The online coverage will carry the same footage as BBC, ITV and other broadcasters, but won't have live commentary and punditry. 

The Queen will be among 30 guests at Philip's funeral, which will take place at St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle from 3pm.

Meghan, who is heavily pregnant, will have the option of watching proceedings from 5,400 miles away as she stays in California.

LIVE STREAM

The live stream will make it easier for her to follow proceedings from the US.

The Duchess made "every effort" to travel to the UK for Philip's funeral but doctors told her NOT to fly, a senior Palace official and Buckingham Palace spokesman said.

Meghan is expecting her second child and so will not be able to make it to the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral service.

Prince Harry made the journey back to the UK on Saturday to make sure he could attend his grandad Philip’s funeral.

The Duke of Sussex was seen getting off a British Airways flight from Los Angeles that arrived at Heathrow at 1.15pm.

The 36-year-old, wearing chinos and a jacket plus a black face mask, was met by security staff with police cars also on the tarmac.


He was put into a black Range Rover and whisked away.

Meghan and Harry paid a poignant tribute to Harry's grandfather on Friday afternoon, leaving a message on their Archewell website.

Boris Johnson has already said he will not be going so that close family and friends can go in his place.

Funerals have been livestreamed across the country during the pandemic with tight restrictions limiting the numbers of people who can attend in person.

The Royal family is reportedly keen on not being seen as any different to ordinary Brits.

FUNERAL PLANS

Philip will have a ceremonial funeral, not a state funeral, in line with his wishes.

The royal coffin will be transported from the castle to the chapel for the funeral in a specially-modified Land Rover he helped to design.

It will be followed by the Prince of Wales and senior royals on foot, a senior Palace official said.

The funeral will take place entirely in the grounds of Windsor Castle and there will be no public procession.

The coffin will be flanked by pallbearers drawn from the duke's special relationships – the Royal Marines, regiments, corps and air stations.

The procession from the state entrance to the west steps of St George's Chapel will take eight minutes.

The route of the procession will be lined by representatives drawn from the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the Highlanders, 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Royal Air Force.

Minute guns will be fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from the east lawn of castle for the duration of the procession, and the Curfew Tower Bell will toll.


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