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Buckingham Palace bans TV broadcasters from ever showing moments from Queen's funeral again

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Buckingham Palace bans TV broadcasters from ever showing moments from Queen's funeral again

Multiple television broadcasters have been restricted by Buckingham Palace from showing footage from the Queen's funeral .

Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 on 8 September, and following the death of Her Majesty, Britain went into a 10-day period of mourning before her funeral was held on Monday, 19th September.

As well as thousands having flooded to the streets of London to pay their respects to the monarch, a peak audience of nearly 30 million tuned in to watch the day of the funeral on television.

However, Buckingham Palace has since banned a certain number of clips from ever being shown again.

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On the day, the event was able to be watched live on BBC One, BBC News, BBC iPlayer, and ITV's main and digital channels.

Although, some sections of the footage will never be shown on the channels again.

BBC, ITV News and Sky News were messaged by members of royal staff on the day of the Queen's funeral and were asked to exclude specific timestamps of coverage from the Queen's funeral services at Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle from being shown in the future.

A total of five sections of video - of members of the royal family - subsequently won't be allowed to feature in any future news broadcasts or social media clips, The Guardian reports.

Buckingham Palace has banned five pieces of footage from the Queen's funeral from ever being shown again. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo
Buckingham Palace has banned five pieces of footage from the Queen's funeral from ever being shown again. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

Prior to the event, the sort of footage and photography which would be deemed acceptable was outlined by Buckingham Palace, with an emphasis on respecting the privacy of grieving members of the royal family.

Broadcasters were also instructed not to show a video from Westminster Hall which saw a man lunge at the Queen's coffin.

Other media outlets were asked to only use 'solemn and dignified' social media clips from the funeral.

Buckingham Palace also demanded entertainment shows not show social media clips from the event, only news broadcasts.

Platforms such as TikTok have also been restricted.

However, not all have reacted well to the news of certain pieces of footage being banned from being shown again, as some have taken to Twitter to accuse the move as being an act of 'censorship'.

One user said: "Too late for that. Everyone who wants to comment have already saved the clips they wanted. This is exactly what it sounds like.

"Censorship to select what the UK public does and doesn't see."

"After the tax payers paid this?" another wrote.

Buckingham Palace has put an emphasis on respecting the Royal Family's need to grieve. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo
Buckingham Palace has put an emphasis on respecting the Royal Family's need to grieve. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Others criticised the British media, with one saying: "I wonder whether Windsor's demanded this veto power or if the British media fell over themselves to hand the Windsor the veto before they even asked. Wouldn't surprise me ether way.

"We shall not forget British media collective lost their mind North Korean style."

On the other hand, one user resolved: "It is a very good thing that some of the videos have been removed.

"Of course they have to be stoic, but they are also human beings, who have lost a mother and a grandmother, a person they loved regardless of kinship."

LADbible has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677 

Featured Image Credit: Gavin Rodgers/Alamy/Reuters/Alamy

Topics: The Queen, TV and Film, BBC, ITV, UK News, Royal Family

Poppy Bilderbeck
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