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Huw Edwards praised for working overtime to report on Queen’s funeral

Lucy Devine

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Huw Edwards praised for working overtime to report on Queen’s funeral

Ever since the Queen passed away on Thursday 8 September, BBC News presenter Huw Edwards has been a very familiar face on TV screens across the nation.

Some 11 days on from the Queen's death at her Balmoral estate, and viewers are taking to social media to praise the journalist for his dedication to the coverage, with many suggesting he book in a couple of weeks' worth of holiday following the funeral.

Huw broke the news of the Queen's death to BBC viewers. Credit: BBC
Huw broke the news of the Queen's death to BBC viewers. Credit: BBC

Huw has been fronting much of the coverage of the Queen's passing, breaking the sad news to BBC viewers on the evening of Thursday 8 September and continuing to report on the events of the following days.

"Yet again, @thehuwedwards, doing a superb job anchoring @BBCNews coverage of this very sombre day," one viewer wrote online.

Meanwhile others called for Huw to receive a Knighthood for his unwavering efforts.

Another said: "@thehuwedwards needs some sort of honor after all this. He's been amazing throughout it all and such a comforting presence."

"Hope huw edwards gets a knighthood in the next batch of honours, don’t think he’s slept for the past 2 weeks," wrote one.

And a fourth said: "Huw Edwards absolutely stupendous again today. He's a bloody amazing broadcaster. Completely on the ball, composed, pragmatic but sensitive. #QueensFuneral."

"@thehuwedwards needs to be honoured for his outstanding professionalism since the Queen has passed. He has been the voice of comfort to millions at this sad time," a fifth added.

Another said: “Huw Edwards deserves an extra long holiday after all of this. He must be absolutely shattered."

Britain is currently in a national period of mourning until the day after the Queen's funeral, Tuesday 20 September. Meanwhile, the royal family will officially be in mourning until seven days after the Queen’s funeral, meaning they will come out of mourning on Monday, 26 September.

A Buckingham Palace statement read: "It is His Majesty The King’s wish that a period of Royal Mourning be observed from now until seven days after The Queen’s Funeral.

"Royal Mourning will be observed by Members of the Royal Family, Royal Household staff and Representatives of the Royal Household on official duties, together with troops committed to Ceremonial Duties."

The Queen's funeral takes place today. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo
The Queen's funeral takes place today. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Today (Monday 19 September) the Queen's funeral service will be screened to an estimated audience of four billion people. Meanwhile, 2,000 will gather inside Westminster Abbey, including heads of state and other members of the royal family.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Royal Family, The Queen, UK News, BBC

Lucy Devine
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