British Royal News says that it looks like Princess Diana is still tormenting the royal family from beyond the grave. That’s because the Princess of Wales’ funeral from back in 1997 still has higher ratings than Queen Elizabeth’s funeral this past week. Here’s what you need to know.
British Royal News: Princess Diana Is Still Tormenting The Royal Family From Beyond The Grave
Apparently, no one can beat the power, influence and popularity of this princess. According to a new report, more people tuned in to watch England play Italy during the Euro2020’s last year, too. Around 28.5 million people tuned in to watch the funeral across the main channels of BBC One, BBC Two, ITV (or STV), Sky News and BBC News. However, 29.85 million tuned in to watch the Italy versus England match.
Historian Dr Andrew Keil say that these numbers were to be anticipated. “Interesting comparison to audiences for the EURO2020 final,” he noted. “Also means that only about less than half of the UK population tuned in [when there was hardly any alternative thing to do than watch the state funeral].”
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“I guess it shows how people have changed how they consume news, Diana’s funeral was viewed by around 32.1 million,” he pointed out.
Of course, many royal fans couldn’t help but weigh in on the matter. Some commented with, “For the Queen’s funeral, most people here seemed sick of the +1 week ceremonies/vigils and just caught funeral highlights instead, while federal employees were just happy with a day off,” along with, “I didn’t watch Diana’s funeral but I was only 9 when she died. I’m sure I can find archival footage if I really wanted to. I didn’t watch the Queen’s funeral either, I wasn’t getting up at 6 am EST when I knew I could see recaps on the news. She’s not that important to me lol. I did watch the procession to Windsor/St. George service, I had it on in the background while I worked from home.”
Another fan put it this way, “I think it’s ridiculous of them to say that the queen’s funeral may have been watched by less people than Princess Diana’s but the numbers for the queen’s event didn’t take into account the various media devices. While that may be true, Diana’s numbers didn’t either. I imagine that Diana’s numbers would have been higher still if social media and alternative devices had been available in 1997.”
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