The broadcast of Queen’s funeral on Brighton Pier was briefly interrupted

TECHNICAL problems caused a big screen broadcast of the Queen’s funeral to be halted today – many people left before it was fixed.

Hundreds gathered at Horatio’s Bar on Brighton’s Palace Pier at 11am the morning before the funeral.

But shortly after the service began, the big screen turned off and a handful of disappointed onlookers walked away.

Both picture and sound were interrupted before both returning from 11:25am for the remainder of the service – with live coverage of the day’s events shown at the bar until 7pm.

The Argus: Troskie and Naomi Botha with the children Jojo and EstherTroskie and Naomi Botha with their children Jojo and Esther

Anne Ackford, CEO of Brighton Pier Group, said: “We had a brief hiatus which was something to do with Sky, not our system.

“We have tuned into another channel to resume service.”

But the technical shortcomings could not dampen the pride of watching the service together.

At the end of the funeral, the crowd stood at the pier and sang the national anthem.

Many of those who attended the funeral at the pier stayed all day, Anne said.

Troskie and Naomi Botha traveled from Kent with their children Esther and Jojo to watch on the pier.

Today is Naomi’s birthday but she said it was important to witness the Queen’s funeral.

Visit our live blog for updates. The broadcast of Queen’s funeral on Brighton Pier was briefly interrupted

Fry Electronics Team

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