Coverage of the Queen’s state funeral sparked emotion around the world and some international broadcasters were visibly moved during their coverage of the historic event.
Local outlets from the US, Canada and Australia all provided daily updates and live coverage of events leading up to Monday’s funeral.
Despite time differences, several also provided full live coverage of the funeral itself, broadcast for viewers across the pond.
To wrap up the coverage of the day’s events, MSNBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell was audibly emotional as she signed off.
“May I just say, well done, Elizabeth R. Well done,” she said, her voice shaking as she held the hands of her colleagues.
Clarissa Ward, CNN’s chief international correspondent, said the atmosphere in London had been “gloomy” and “awesome” throughout the day.
“It really is the climax, isn’t it?” she said during her own live coverage of the coffin’s transfer to Windsor.
“It’s been ten days of mourning, ten days of people trying to come to terms with a new reality like in the UK without the Queen.”
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CBS’ Vladimir Duthiers praised the Queen’s “unwavering duty” from the first days of her reign “to her very last time”.
“Her devotion to duty, her devotion to this kingdom – she has never wavered.
“Nor her love for her people, woven into the fabric of her life, who turned out in their thousands to bid their final farewells in splendid pomp.”
The funeral was described on Australian news channel 9News as “the Queen’s gift to the people and… the people’s gift to the Queen”.
“I think it was a fitting farewell full of love and respect. I feel a bit exhausted afterwards, but also so pleased and privileged to have seen it,” said one of the channel’s correspondents, standing in front of Westminster Abbey.
“Couldn’t have said it better myself, it was a privilege to do this show, this funeral,” her colleague replied.
Canadian network CBC also had live television coverage of the funeral Monday on its main CBC news network, as well as on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBCNews.ca and the CBC News app.
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