Queen Elizabeth II: Huw Edwards announces death of monarch
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Huw Edwards, 61, has fronted the BBC’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral and has received an outpouring of support from viewers and fellow journalists. The BBC presenter has taken to Twitter to respond to messages while calling his colleagues an “army of the best talent”.
My thanks to them and to all of you for the kind messages.
Huw, the broadcaster who broke the news of Her Majesty’s passing to millions of BBC viewers, shortly after 6.30pm on Thursday, September 8, has been an almost constant presence on screen after her death.
He posted four behind-the-scenes pictures from the BBC’s coverage along with a snap of Westminster Abbey with a rainbow.
He captioned the pictures in view of his 174,000 Twitter followers: “Behind the camera – an army of the best talent in broadcasting.
“My thanks to them and to all of you for the kind messages. Diolch.”
Many social media users rushed to the comments to compliment the broadcaster for his exceptional work.
Lawa2209 said: “Huw, you’ve been brilliant the last 11 days. I was watching as you announced her majesty’s death and could see you were clearly very emotional!
“You deserve a week off now for your sterling job reporting from the announcement up to the final journey yesterday! Job well done!”
Winterabw added: “Huw, your coverage was admirable, empathetic and unbiased.
“The job you did delivering, informing and giving us messages and news was second to none. Thank you.”
FayBowen08 commented: “Well done to you all. Outstanding coverage. Huw you are the best broadcaster in the world.
“Calm, sensitive, reassuring, dignified and unobtrusive. We in Wales are so proud of you. Diolch yn fawr.”
The public was not the only individuals to compliment the BBC’s coverage, with former BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker also praising Huw.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, Dan praised the broadcaster’s flawless delivery despite the pressures of being live on-air.
He told his 774,000 followers: “When every word matters… When every mistake is magnified and scrutinised…
“When permanently finding the right tone is almost impossible to navigate…
“This fella has played a blinder. Well played Huw Edwards. Exceptional stuff @thehuwedwards.”
He added the hashtags: “#funeral #queensfuneral.”
Viewers flocked to comment on the post as many agreed with Dan, as they praised the BBC veteran.
BeatlesJimbo commented: “Agreed, and think most news coverage has been exceptionally good. Well done @thehuwedwards but also to @CliveMyrieBBC @sophieraworth @JaneHillNews @DermotMurnaghan & @BBCShaunLey. And a special mention to the legend that is @GylesB1. Great work all of you. Thank you.”
Rebecca Morris added: “Huw, or I should say Sir Huw…..you are the legend of our country, that has carried us through this sad period. No matter how hard the message was that you delivered, you did it with composure and compassion. Thank you….xx.”
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