Huw Edwards has been chosen to lead the BBC coverage for Prince Philip’s funeral this afternoon after years of high profile royal coverage. The journalist is one of the best-known news presenters in Britain and will be recognised by millions around the world during live footage from Windsor today.
Huw Edwards will lead the live reporting of the funeral events from Windsor today (April 17).
The special programming began on Friday evening with a programme titled HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Remembered.
The coverage will continue from 11am on Saturday through to the procession and ceremony from 2.45pm.
Mr Edwards will be joined by special guests and royal experts throughout the day, with each commenting on their thoughts on the historic occasion and paying tribute to the deceased Duke.
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Mr Edwards and his wife, who live together in Dulwich, London, have five children together.
Their children, Dan, Amos, Hannah, Rebecca and Sammy, are aged from 24 to 18.
Speaking about parenthood, the father-of-five said he had been stricter with his elder children than the younger ones.
He told the Guardian: “There’s a principle that your youngest child gets a far better crack of the whip than your eldest.
“All your anxieties and inexperience and cluelessness as a parent are taken out on your eldest child.
“By the time you get to your youngest, in my case number five, you’re a brilliant parent.
“So if you could give a parent all the patience and knowledge that they would have with their second or third child or whatever to the first, that’s the one piece of advice I’d give.”