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David Dimbleby echoes father to lead BBC coverage of Queen’s committal

Richard Dimbleby commentated on the Queen’s coronation 69 years ago and the funeral of George VI in 1952

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The veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby has commentated on the BBC’s coverage of the Queen’s committal at Windsor Castle, in an echo of his father from 70 years ago.

As the procession gradually made the mile-long journey to St George’s Chapel, Dimbleby calmly and clearly described for BBC viewers the “extraordinary scenes” that unfolded at Windsor over the past few days, the royal standard that covered the Queen’s coffin and the understandable restlessness of the horses moving at the slow place.

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