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well, two talented teams in good form competing to reach the fa cup final. dark blue of chelsea flowing, until the finish. a manager who expected better. the second half began with kevin de bruyne in pain, the star in manchester city's galaxy, his match was over. and soon chelsea were ahead. timo werner was quick, and zack steffen in the city goal was drawn in. thus the goal was open. commentator: hakim ziyech puts the ball in the back _ of the manchester city net! 1—0 could have been two almost immediately. this time the goalkeeper was in the right place and hakim ziyech had the regrets. manchester city had their moments belatedly but, in truth, not many. he has other competition to consider but the fa cup
opportunity is now chelsea's, as the season stretches towards trophies. joe wilson, bbc news. premier league highlights are coming up on match if you want to know what happened. sheffield united have been relegated with six games still left to play. a 1—0 defeat at wolves confirmed their return to the championship after two seasons in the top division. norwich city have made it back into the premier league at the first attempt. they lost to bournemouth this evening but were already sure of promotion with other championship results going their way. the world snooker championship is underway and with the latest easing of lockdown, a limited number of specators have been allowed in. that meant that the crowd favourite, ronnie o'sullivan had a crowd to watch him win his first match. laura scott reports from sheffield. an iconic venue for a significant moment. opening its doors to a few hundred snookerfans, the crucible was tasked
with kick—starting a science—led programme of crowd pilots that could have a pivotal bearing —— those in charge feel a responsibility to get it right. there is a huge amount of pressure on the team here. it is about the wider picture, the government test is about can we produce protocols which will allow other venues to open? that is cinemas, theatres. it is everything that would be a public gathering in an indoor space. to take part, ticket holders had to show proof of a negative lateral flow test and sign a consent form. they were also asked to have pcr tests before and after the event to help provide assess any transmission risk. those who were extremely vulnerable, under—18 or pregnant were advised not to attend. after so many months away from live sport, there is said to be some reticence among fans to attend events like these again, and no session has yet sold out.
champion of the world, the rocket, ronnie o'sullivan! in advance of the tournament, ronnie o'sullivan said he wanted protection from overexuberant fans, but the lucky few inside stayed calm, as he got the tournament under way. and when the nation paused to remember the duke of edinburgh, so did the afternoon action. it's obviously different when you are there, you get a bit more of the atmosphere and just nice to actually be able to just go out for once. it was good to be back. not the best game. other pilots are taking place at wembley, with 4,000 fans attending tomorrow's fa cup semifinal. if the data proves that this and more can be done safely, it might not be too long before this sight becomes familiar again. laura scott, bbc news, sheffield. you can follow the snooker on the bbc sport website but, for now, back to you. more on our main story, the funeral of the duke of edinburgh at windsor. the queen, according to herfamily, has said that the death of prince philip has "left
a huge void" in her life. they first met in the 1930s, they were married in 1947 — and their partnership spanned nine decades. our home editor mark easton reports from liverpool on how the queen and the duke of edinburgh became one of the most successful matches in the story of the monarchy. liverpool gives a true lancashire welcome to princess elizabeth. in spring 1949, a young couple went to liverpool's anglican cathedral at the end of hope street and drew a lovers�* knot on the third pier of the nave. the entwined e and p remains carved into the fabric of the building to this day, the physical embodiment of a marriage that was to last more than 73 years. among the choirboys attending that day was jeff holliday, now in his 80s. he recently lost his wife helen after almost 50 years of marriage and feels for the queen as she bids a final farewell to her husband. i would say that the queen is feeling this tremendously at the moment. even though you're prepared
in a way for such an event, i feel for her, actually. i have a lot of respect for the duke as well. i thought he was a great guy. ijust can't imagine what it will be like after 72 years of having somebody you can have a moan to or can go home to and express your disappointments or problems and things that are worrying you. for there just to be an empty void. elizabeth and her husband waved to the cheering crowds. their wedding in 1947 was a distraction from post—war austerity, "a flash of colour on the hard road we travel," as churchill put it. you are now husband and wife together. this weekend victoria and kevin got married in liverpool town hall. a moment ofjoy in a land struggling to recover from the pandemic. the best feeling ever. yeah. to be able to do it. so happy. in liverpool, as across
the commonwealth, the queen and prince philip came to represent constancy and commitment, a partnership that endured the pressures of family turbulence and public scrutiny. i think the main lesson we've learned is that tolerance is the one essential ingredient of any happy marriage. and you can take it from me that the queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance! jack thought i was his best friend as well. pat and jack will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary tomorrow, still together in their merseyside home, they respect the example set by the queen and prince philip. she must be devastated losing her husband after all this time. he's been there steadfast, standing beside her, you know. just behind her! it's very difficult. what strikes me about your generation is that real sense of duty and of resilience and determination. it's being tolerant and
enjoying each other�*s company. and being lucky. being lucky! yeah, we were lucky finding each other. he has quite simply been my strength and stay all these . years, and i and his whole family owe him a debt greater- than he would ever claim or we shall ever know. i the queen made her wedding vows before god, to love, to cherish and by tradition, to obey. till death us do part. mark easton, bbc news, liverpool. let's have a final word with our royal correspondence nicholas witchell. 0ne royal correspondence nicholas witchell. one thing we can be certain of, even at this stage on a day like today, is that the queen's sense of duty and continuity will not change?— sense of duty and continuity will not change? that is true. i think many hearts _ not change? that is true. i think many hearts will _ not change? that is true. i think many hearts will have _
not change? that is true. i think many hearts will have bled - not change? that is true. i think many hearts will have bled for. not change? that is true. i think. many hearts will have bled for the cream today, irrespective of whether or not you support the monarchy. she looked very alone at times. that was accentuated by social distancing. the rest of the family will support her, she isn't stoical and resilient, as is characteristic of her generation, but in just four days she will be 95 years old. of course the loaded be enlightened, that will continue and intensify. the prince of wales, prince william and otherfamily members the prince of wales, prince william and other family members will do more to share the load. —— of course, the load is be enlightened. there is no question of her withdrawing or retiring but there will be a period of grieving and adjustment. next year the country will celebrate the platinum jubilee marking 70 years on the throne and an opportunity for the country to show its appreciation and affection notjust show its appreciation and affection not just for a long—lived show its appreciation and affection notjust for a long—lived queen bed for a late husband who did so much
to support her and his funeral we have witnessed today. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell. thank you for those closing words. that's all from us tonight. we will leave you with some of the powerful words and images, from today's royal funeral at windsor castle. good night. music: i vow to thee my country. we are here today in
hello. this is bbc news with lukwesa burak. prince philip carried out countless official engagements, creating lasting memories for those who attended. in 2007, he accompanied the queen to open a hindu temple in bradford. they were welcomed by hundreds of worshippers, including disha joshi, who was aged just nine at the time. shabnam mahmood reports. it was honestly very, very exciting. i spent the whole morning practising my curtsey. at the age of nine, disha joshi presented a bouquet of flowers to the queen and prince philip. now 23, she remembers the day well. normally i would absolutely dread getting out of bed. however, this morning i was absolutely thrilled to be meeting both the queen and prince philip, so i woke up about 6am, threw my lenga on,
that my mum and my dadima had picked out specially for me to wear. so it was a beautiful purple lenga, just so i thought i'd represent a little bit of my heritage and my culture. and it was absolutely brilliant. i got all dolled up, which was great. as you can imagine, a nine—year—old, absolutely loved getting my hair done, allowed to wear a little bit of make—up for once. it was may 2007 when prince philip accompanied his wife, the queen, to officially open the lakshmi narayan temple in bradford. the atmosphere was relatively split, i would say. just in a sense of, everyone quite young — such as myself at the time — we were ecstatic, really excited to, kind of, be there, whereas the elderly people there were probably a little bit more nervous, and trying to make sure everything was done correctly and everything was prim and proper. the royal couple met hundreds of worshippers and dignitaries, as well as observing some of the hindu traditions. when she actually entered the mandir, she took her shoes off, which i thought was a really, really nice touch. it showed how she was very culturally aware of what we as hindus and asians do as we
enter the mandir and the temple. so, the queen and prince philip were the first generation to bridge that gap between all of those british indians who are very patriotic about britain, but also very, very heavily proud and involved in our heritage and our indian cultures. disha says the memory will live with her forever. and her photograph? well, that takes pride of place at the family's home in bradford. shabnam mahmood, bbc news. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are eve pollard, former fleet street editor and peter hunt, former bbc royal correspondent. very good evening to you both. 0ur
quick chat in a moment. let's go through the front pages. many of the front pages, including the sunday express, have this image of the queen, sat alone during prince philip's funeral. a slightly different angle on the sunday telegraph, which reflects on what it calls a �*heartbreakingly beautiful day�* a �*heartbreakingly beautiful day.�* the sunday mirror calls it the �*loneliest gooddbye'. the sunday times has a front and back page wrap. 0n the front is this photo from outside st george's chapel. and on the back, this image of the duke of edinburgh's coffin being carried inside, with his family following behind. there's a close—up shot of the queen on the mail on sunday, which also has an image of william and harry. a picture of the queen heading into the chapel dominates the front of the sunday people. and the observer carries an image of the queen.
it also reports on warnings from a senior tory mp to borisjohnson that he'll lose support from red wall voters if he fails to deal with lobbying scandals. so, that was a flavour of the front pages. let us begin our chat, good evening to you. eve, if you could start us off with the front page of the mirror. before you start, i'd like to ask you both. what are your feelings of what you saw today? well, i was covering it and i was surprised by certain things, how amazing it was, the pageantry. and yet also, how modest it was. there wasn't a eulogy. prince philip
always said this is not about me, don't talk about yourself. although every item in this funeral had been picked out, have been selected by him, i think picked out, have been selected by him, ithink if picked out, have been selected by him, i think if you live to the ripe old age sorting out your funeral, that's probably one of the most interesting things you can do. why should one of your last acts on earth not be interesting? of course, today, newspapers are very competitive on this thing because everyone has watch the same service, and it's what you pull out of it and how you get to know your readers. so, most newspapers have concentrated on the queen, understandably, and the sunday mirror has the headline the loneliest goodbye. it has a picture
of the queen on her own. she's on her own because of covid. the 30 people invited to this funeral were all socially distance. and you see her sitting there, she wore a bigger brimmed hat than usual, an amazing brooch and i have to say from my advantage, watching on tv, you hardly ever saw herface. advantage, watching on tv, you hardly ever saw her face. she was looking down and she looked very sad. . , looking down and she looked very sad. ., , ., looking down and she looked very sad. ., , ., , ., �* sad. peter, as we turn to you, i'm also going — sad. peter, as we turn to you, i'm also going to — sad. peter, as we turn to you, i'm also going to bring _ sad. peter, as we turn to you, i'm also going to bring in _ sad. peter, as we turn to you, i'm also going to bring in the - sad. peter, as we turn to you, i'm also going to bring in the front - also going to bring in the front page of the sunday telegraph. it also has a picture of the queen, but we have the context of her looking over the body of her husband. your thoughts on that paper but also, what you made of today's funeral.
the paper captures the isolation of the queen. for those of of us who have _ the queen. for those of of us who have not_ the queen. for those of of us who have not experienced it directly, it brings— have not experienced it directly, it brings home the impact of covid on those _ brings home the impact of covid on those morning. the service was simple. — those morning. the service was simple. at _ those morning. the service was simple, at times, almost stark. it was pared — simple, at times, almost stark. it was pared back by a pandemic and a prince _ was pared back by a pandemic and a prince who— was pared back by a pandemic and a prince who wanted to remove any... and at— prince who wanted to remove any... and at the _ prince who wanted to remove any... and at the moment, it was haunting. it was _ and at the moment, it was haunting. it was haunting when the piper played — it was haunting when the piper played a — it was haunting when the piper played a lament. it was haunting when _ played a lament. it was haunting when the — played a lament. it was haunting when the bugler 's played a lament. it was haunting when the bugler '5 sound of the last post. _ when the bugler '5 sound of the last post. and _ when the bugler '5 sound of the last post. and it — when the bugler '5 sound of the last post, and it was haunting when the coffin— post, and it was haunting when the coffin started to descend. it�*s coffin started to descend. it's interesting — coffin started to descend. it�*s interesting that when you read some of the article by allison pearson in the telegraph, she lays out the seating and the geography of the chapel, and that really does underscore the seclusion that the queen was feeling. as we
turn to the front page of the sunday express, they point out that we're there for you, the british public are there for you, you are not alone. i are there for you, you are not alone. ~ ., ., , alone. i think that was the overriding _ alone. i think that was the overriding feeling - alone. i think that was the overriding feeling about i alone. i think that was the - overriding feeling about today. anybody i spoke to at the weekend said "i want to see how the queen is, i want to see my queen," some people said, because she has been with this man for 73 years, and people said it must be terrible to come in at night and not be able to have a moan or tell somebody of a funny thing that happened to you today. not to have that give—and—take which after 73 years, is part of your like, it's part of your spin, is part of your like, it's part of yourspin, it's part is part of your like, it's part of your spin, it's part of your whole makeup. and that feeling, that warm
feeling, you are not alone. we are with you, we are sensitive to your pain. certainly, the papers feel like them who have a leadership will say "0ur readers understand how she must be feeling." we didn't see much of herface must be feeling." we didn't see much of her face today. she kept her head down, a rather broader brimmed hat, and you couldn't see very much of what she was feeling and what she was thinking, but that feeling of isolation was very strong. peter, a lot of discussion _ isolation was very strong. peter, a lot of discussion has _ isolation was very strong. peter, a lot of discussion has also - isolation was very strong. peter, a lot of discussion has also been - isolation was very strong. peter, a lot of discussion has also been out there, talking about what will happen now moving forward and perhaps we'll see the younger generation stepping up and increasingly taking the role of the visits, the royal visits, to share
the burden somewhat. the crucial thin not the burden somewhat. the crucial thing not to _ the burden somewhat. the crucial thing not to forget _ the burden somewhat. the crucial thing not to forget that _ the burden somewhat. the crucial thing not to forget that she - the burden somewhat. the crucial thing not to forget that she will. thing not to forget that she will continue — thing not to forget that she will continue to rain. she made a vow before _ continue to rain. she made a vow before god — continue to rain. she made a vow before god and the country and has no intention of stepping down —— rein~ _ no intention of stepping down —— rein~ shall— no intention of stepping down —— rein. shall be supported by prince charles, _ rein. shall be supported by prince charles, by— rein. shall be supported by prince charles, by prince william in the absence — charles, by prince william in the absence of— charles, by prince william in the absence of prince harry. in his tribute. — absence of prince harry. in his tribute. he _ absence of prince harry. in his tribute, he talked about how his grandfather would want him to get on with the _ grandfather would want him to get on with the job. various members of the family— with the job. various members of the family will— with the job. various members of the family will be getting on with the 'ob family will be getting on with the job in— family will be getting on with the job in support of the queen, who only next— job in support of the queen, who only next week, we'll be celebrating her 95th _ only next week, we'll be celebrating her 95th birthday and next year will be marking 70 years on the throne. what _ be marking 70 years on the throne. what did _ be marking 70 years on the throne. what did you make of the military family paying tribute to their duke? they've got on the front page, they've got a picture of st.
george's chapel. at the moment when the coffin has been removed from that extraordinary land rover, which prince philip had designed himself. 0bviously, he likes the idea of much more than hers. —— and then a hearse. they'rejust more than hers. —— and then a hearse. they're just about to take the coffin through the st. george's chapel. there is a photograph of the injury on the back. it was packed with seats when meghan and prince harry got married. it was completely clear today, harry got married. it was completely cleartoday, nothing harry got married. it was completely clear today, nothing there at all. you see the coffin coming through and behind it, the procession of royal children and some grandchildren. and i think the
feeling is that this is an isolation position, this is a lonely position, but i suppose showing those people following,, and of course the queen is surrounded by women who will look after, princess and, sophie of wessex, lady susan hussey and other ladies. they will all spend those times having a chat, watching a tv programme with her, making sure she doesn't feel lonely. i've been married 42 years. the idea of not being with somebody you know so well must be overwhelmingly scary, and yes, the red boxes will come, yes, the queen will carry on raining over this country, but she will need the
support of her family. let's turn to the star on sunday. it's got a picture of the queen with the headline bless her. focus was on prince william and prince harry today as well.— prince william and prince harry toda as well. , ., , today as well. the focus was there because they _ today as well. the focus was there because they chose _ today as well. the focus was there because they chose not _ today as well. the focus was there because they chose not to - today as well. the focus was there because they chose not to walk . today as well. the focus was there l because they chose not to walk side by side _ because they chose not to walk side by side when they were following their grandfather's coffin on that land _ their grandfather's coffin on that land rover hearse as it went to the castle _ land rover hearse as it went to the castle they — land rover hearse as it went to the castle. they could have insisted on it, castle. they could have insisted on it. but— castle. they could have insisted on it, but instead, they were separated by peter _ it, but instead, they were separated by peter. that led to a further discussion— by peter. that led to a further discussion about the nature of the rift between the two of them. but after _ rift between the two of them. but after the — rift between the two of them. but after the hour inside the chapel, it was striking that they were seen walking, — was striking that they were seen walking, chatting to each other as they left _ walking, chatting to each other as they left and walked up the hill back towards windsor castle. it will be the _ back towards windsor castle. it will be the first, one of zooms, of many
conversations as they attempt to heal conversations as they attempt to heat that — conversations as they attempt to heal that rift —— one assumes a. we've _ heal that rift —— one assumes a. we've run— heal that rift —— one assumes a. we've run out of time. a longer addition at 11:30 p:m.. thank you very much and we will see you later. that's it for the papers this hour. i'll be back shortly. hello there, good evening. there was some warm spring sunshine for many of us today. the highest temperatures were around merseyside. we have seen some cloud coming in from the north sea across eastern parts of england, but it is then, high cloud. most of the cloud is sitting in the atlantic, which will work its way into northern ireland and eventually into western scotland. as we see the cloud coming in and thickening up, so we will see some rain pushing in from the west across northern ireland overnight and beginning to arrive in western parts of scotland by the early hours. these areas will be
milder overnight. for the rest of the uk, we will have lighter winds, clearer skies and temperatures will be close to freezing. a touch of frost in some areas, but it will warm up in the sunshine. not so much sunshine for northern ireland and scotland. the rain tending to peter out, it will be brighter for eastern scotland full stops sunshine for england and wales, although some fair weather cloud bubbling up and it could be hazy at times across east anglia. it will be a warm day in the midlands and eastern england. temperatures lower than today in the cloud for scotland and northern ireland. weather fronts have been lurking in the atlantic to the west of the uk for a few days now, at low pressure is sitting there, and low pressure is sitting there, but the wetter weather isn't really affecting much of the uk. we may seek out and train coming into northern ireland, we may see cloud and rain coming into northern ireland, but otherwise dry. a cloudy start for some eastern parts of england,
the cloud breaking up and fair weather cloud bubbling up to leave sunny spells across much of the country. a dry day away from northern ireland. temperatures continue to rise for england and wales, up to 16 degrees. the rain will peter out as this front reaches the rest of the uk. maybe you need the rain for england at wales, but it looks dry. some patchy rain coming into scotland and northern ireland. they will not be very much at all for the north of finland. for many places, it's still dry. bit cooler through scotland and northern ireland. in the sunshine in england and wales, 15 or 16 is likely. by the time we get to the middle part of the week, cooler air will be arriving from the north, but it's still dry.
this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. queen elizabeth leads mourners at the funeral of her husband prince philip, the duke of edinburgh. prince philip's coffin travelled to the service on a specially adapted landrover that he helped design. walking together after the service, the two brothers — princes william and harry — who have been at odds in recent months, our other main news stories this hour. worldwide deaths from the coronavirus pandemic reach three million with india facing a new surge in cases. and president biden is under pressure after he tries to keep donald trump's cap on refugees.