Prince Philip’s funeral watched by 13 million beating Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview

And at 3.08pm, the BBC pulled in its biggest amount of viewers, with ITV’s largest number of views coming in a minute earlier at 3.07pm. 

These times coincided with the start of the funeral, which took place after a minute’s silence was held at 3pm. 

Throughout the BBC’s coverage, Huw gave commentary where necessary and once the service had concluded and the attendees had left the chapel, the journalist spoke about elements of the funeral when his voice broke. 

He told those watching at home: “I’m sure that you at home will have been reflecting as we did in the studio on the beauty of that service in its simplicity. 

“And really the fact the service was nothing like the original plans developed over decades for the funeral of a prominent member of the Royal family such as the Duke of Edinburgh.

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