BBC praised for aerial shots inside Westminster Abbey during the Queen's funeral

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WINDSOR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of pall bearers from the first battalion Grenadier Guards as they carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top into St. George's Chapel on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Queen leaves St George's Chapel. (Getty Images)

The BBC have been praised for their technical coverage of the Queen's funeral.

There was particular acclaim for the aerial shots inside Westminster Abbey that followed the funeral procession.

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One viewer tweeted: "In awe of the photography today. I think this God’s-eye of the coffin bearers, slowly tracking in as they approach, is one of the finest current affairs shots I’ve ever seen – brilliantly conceived (how was it even done?) and charged with meaning."

Princess Anne, Princess Royal and King Charles III leave Westminster Abbey during The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
King Charles III and Princess Anne at the funeral of their mother, the Queen. (Getty Images)

Another also commented: "Whatever your views on the monarchy, the BBC's cinematography of the funeral has been fabulous. Some truly fabulous camera work today."

However documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia was critical of the camerawork: "You know how the BBC has been working on and thinking about the Queen’s funeral for 20 years? You’d think they’d thought about and improved the camera positions. All a bit messy."

The BBC had 213 cameras at the funeral plus extra remote cameras for when the service moves inside Westminster Abbey.

The BBC also made use of 14 broadcasting trucks trasmitting from 10 different locations.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during the State Funeral(front row) King Charles III, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Countess of Wessex, the Prince of Wales, Prince George, the Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Mike Tindall (second row) the Duke of Sussex, the Duchess of Sussex, Princess Beatrice, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi  and Lady Louise Windsor, James, Viscount Severn, Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie, Sarah, Duchess of York, the Earl of Snowdon, Viscount Linley and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones  and (third row) Samuel Chatto, Arthur Chatto, Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto and the Duke of Kent during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The funeral of the Queen. (Getty Images)

Additionally, Sky News deployed 275 cameras for the funeral and also made use of a studio based on the roof of guard house at Windsor.

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is also the first time cameras have been allowed to capture the funeral of a British monarch with the Queen's predecessor, her father George VI, dying in 1952.

The funeral is expected to be the most watched event in TV history with every terrestrial channel in the UK broadcasting it except Channel 5.

Sky also also screening a simulcast across its many channel including Sky Atlantic and Sky Max.

Many broadcasters have spent decades preparing for the event, running frequent rehearsals.

Watch below: Queen's coffin carried out of Westminster Abbey following funeral service.