The royal family bans footage from Queen Elizabeth's funeral

23 September, 2022
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The royal family bans footage from Queen Elizabeth's funeral

The British royal family bans some footage from the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, and videos were removed under an agreement between the media and Buckingham Palace as similar to the veto, according to “The Guardian”.

The newspaper says British television channels have granted Buckingham Palace a veto over the use of footage from the Queen's funeral, which indicates "the complex relationship over media coverage of the monarchy".

As part of an agreement with the media, the royal family was given the right to request that certain parts of the footage filmed during the funeral at Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle be not used again. Staff members of the "royal crew" have sent letters to the BBC, ITV News and Sky News explaining which footage they would like to exclude from future newscasts and social media. As a result, five short videos showing members of the royal family have been removed from social media.

There were also restrictions on where funeral footage could be broadcast, including not allowing portions of it to be broadcast on online video platforms and sites such as TikTok.

On Monday, the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was lowered to the royal vault in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, which also includes the coffin of her late husband, Prince Philip.

It was the last moment the audience could see the late queen's coffin.


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