Prince Philip's funeral will be smaller than originally planned. Here's how to watch and listen

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The funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will be held Saturday, Apr. 17. Coverage on CBC News begins at 9 a.m. ET.  (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press - image credit)
The funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will be held Saturday, Apr. 17. Coverage on CBC News begins at 9 a.m. ET. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press - image credit)

The funeral for Prince Philip will take place Saturday, west of London. Philip died Apr. 9 at the age of 99.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral will be small, and the public is encouraged to watch from home. It will be a ceremonial funeral, not a state funeral.

Attendance will be limited to 30 people because of coronavirus restrictions in England. The list includes several of Philip's relatives from Germany and immediate members of the royal family. The younger children of the family will not attend.

Guests, including the Queen, will wear masks inside the chapel and observe physical distancing.

CBC News will have comprehensive coverage before, during and after the ceremony. Here's how you can watch, listen and follow the coverage.

The Queen and Prince Philip were married for 73 years.
The Queen and Prince Philip were married for 73 years. (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Television

CBC News Special: Funeral for Prince Philip begins at 9 a.m. ET on CBC Television and News Network. It will be hosted by The National's Adrienne Arsenault.

Philip's children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, will lead a 15-member procession that will begin at 9:40 a.m., escorting the coffin to St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, west of London. They will be followed by their brothers, Princes Andrew and Edward, as well as Philip's grandsons, Princes William and Harry, and their cousin Peter Phillips, who will walk between them.

The funeral begins at 10:00 a.m. ET at St. George's Chapel.

Coverage will continue until 1:30 p.m. ET and will include coverage from Ottawa of the Government of Canada's commemoration from Christ Church Cathedral.

Online

Readers can follow and watch the coverage on CBCNews.ca, the CBC News app and CBC Gem beginning at 9 a.m. ET.

There will be a live stream on the main CBCNews.ca page, and continued analysis and reaction throughout the day.

CBC Gem has also added a new documentary, Prince Philip: For Queen and Country.

Radio

Coverage on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen will run from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET, hosted by Marcia Young from World Report on the weekend and The Sunday Magazine's Piya Chattopadhyay.