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More than 100 cinemas and screens in parks of large cities will project the funeral of Queen Elizabeth

More than 100 cinemas and screens in parks of large cities will project the funeral of Queen Elizabeth

LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral on Monday will be shown in some 125 cinemas across the UK, while screens will be set up in parks, squares and cathedrals to watch the ceremonial event. the government reported on Saturday.

The funeral service at Westminster Abbey and related processions across London will also be broadcast live on television on the BBC, ITV and Sky, the culture department said in a statement.

Presidents, prime ministers and royals from around the world are expected to attend the funeral of Britain’s longest-serving monarch, who died on September 8 at the age of 96.

The funeral has been declared a public holiday by the government and could command a larger audience than other major events in recent British history, such as Princess Diana’s 1997 funeral, the 2012 London Olympics and royal weddings.

Admission to cinema screenings will be free and many theaters are already fully booked, the UK Cinema Association said on Thursday.

(Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar. Editing in Spanish by Javier Leira)

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