Yesterday, the UK and the world said goodbye to the longest reigning monarch, as the funeral was held for Queen Elizabeth II.
The broadcast of the ceremony is expected to smash the TV viewership record, with a whopping 4.1 billion watchers around the world being projected by reports.
It was a broadcast featured on many of the UK’s terrestrial channels, as well as online on YouTube and elsewhere, and was transmitted across 200 countries and territories around the world.
Carolina Beltramo, a television analyst at WatchTVAbroad.com, told the Daily Mail, “Generations of people across the globe won’t have been alive the last time pomp and pageantry were seen on this scale. While it’s a sad occasion, they can be forgiven for being enthralled by a spectacle that echoes throughout history.
“For that reason alone they’ll be drawn to witness the dawn of this new age in their billions.”
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