According to official data, nearly 14 million people attended the funeral
London- About 14 million people watched Prince Philip’s funeral on the British BBC, ITV and Sky channels; one million more than those who listened to Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The live broadcast led by veteran news anchor Huw Edwards attracted more than 11 million viewers during the peak period, five times that of ITV.
According to the “Sun” report, at the depressing ceremony on Saturday afternoon, ITV’s peak ratings exceeded 2.1 million, while the BBC’s ratings may hover around 6.6 million, although this number has not been confirmed.
According to BBC News, 450,000 people watched the one-hour service between 3pm and 4pm on Sky.
For its part, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle’s outrageous and revealing interview with Oprah attracted 12.4 million British viewers at its peak.
The BBC said that it took the BBC nearly four hours to participate in Prince Philip’s activities, and the viewing ceremony reached its peak at three o’clock in the afternoon.
The report began when Edwards shared the memories of the late Duke who passed away on April 9 with guests such as Sir David Attenborough, Gyles Brandreth and Alan Titchmarsh.
Edwards ended the report at 4:15 pm, reflecting the “in-depth service”, which included “very dignified, sensitive and elegant military parades, symbolizing everything that matters in the life of Duke Crown Prince Philip. Edinburgh.”
The host concluded: “After fighting a good battle, completing the game and maintaining his faith, he is now resting in the royal dome under St. George’s Church.”