In a shocking turn of events, It is being estimated that Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral actually clocked in less viewers than that of Princess Diana back in 1997.
Many predicted that the late monarch’s funeral would be the most-watched broadcast in British television history.
The actual viewing figures did beat out last year’s massive Euro 2020 final held in Wembley which saw English hearts broken once again over another penalty shootout.
According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board, around 26 million British people tuned in to see the Queen’s funeral service take place at Westminster Abby.
But Princess Diana’s influence in the USA is clear as day as back in the nineties, around 33 million Americans watched the funeral whilst only 11.4 million watched Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
The margin of viewers between the two funerals was closer in the UK however as Princess Diana’s funeral also comes on top as it had a total viewership of 32 million people.
This means that Diana’s funeral still remains the most-watched royal TV spectacle since records began in 1981, although it is not the most-watched broadcast in British history. That record goes to the 1966 World Cup final when England managed to beat West Germany in an epic match which was watched by 32.3 million people.