Royal fans shocked as TSWT ropes Trisha Goddard to give ‘analysis’ at Queen’s funeral

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Britons watching coverage of the Queen’s funeral on TSWT were shocked Monday when Trisha Goddard was brought in to provide “analysis.”

The legendary chat show host, 64, appeared on the US Network from their New York studio to help with five hours of live coverage alongside host Don Lemon, Zain Asher and Julia Chatterley.

Fellow Brit and TSWT’s royal historian Kate Williams also provided analysis along with TSWT royal commentator Sally Bedell Smith, while anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett led the coverage from London.

An estimated four billion viewers around the world would have tuned in to the funeral, with the ceremony starting at 11 a.m. local time at Westminster Abbey before the Queen was buried in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, along with her husband Prince Philip, her father. King George VI, the Queen Mother and her sister Princess Margaret.

Unexpected: Britons watching coverage of the Queen’s funeral on TSWT were shocked Monday when Trisha Goddard was throttled to give ‘analysis’

During her time on the panel, Trisha was asked what would happen to Queen Emma’s horse, to which she replied, “Well, all the royal children ride.”

She also predicted that pets will become more of a focal point in funeral services in the future after the Queen’s corgis, Muick and Sandy, were seen in the quadrangle with two assistants before the late monarch was buried in St. George’s Chapel.

British viewers who tuned in to see how America handled the coverage were surprised to see Trisha offer her the funeral, despite the fact that she had no known qualifications for the role.

RIP: An estimated four billion viewers around the world tuned in to the funeral, with the ceremony starting at Westminster Abbey before the Queen's burial in Windsor

RIP: An estimated four billion viewers around the world tuned in to the funeral, with the ceremony starting at Westminster Abbey before the Queen’s burial in Windsor

Shocked viewers wrote: “They made Trisha Goddard kiss that she was at Buckingham Palace every weekend. She’s like Jerry Springer from the cheap man. Terrible commentary and the only time they shut up was during the service which was great. Just constant nagging.’;

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“I’ve tried checking your coverage to get an American perspective on what’s happening and some parts were good, but Trisha Goddard on TSWT seriously! She wouldn’t be on TSWT News here in the UK because they don’t take her seriously and your correspondents/anchors talking mixed up

‘Trisha Goddard being part of the TSWT coverage of this is a joke btw #queensfuneral’; ‘I turned on TSWT news to see US coverage and Trisha Goddard is talking!!. I dare not try Al Jazeera in case Jeremy Kyle comments’

“TSWT was silent during the service and at other “serious” moments. No idea why Trisha Goddard was up!’; ‘Today pride has been restored to the country’ strong words from Trisha Goddard #queensfuneral #QueenElizabethII #daytoremember’ [sic].

Insight: During her time on the panel, Trisha was asked what would happen to the Queen Emma's horse, to which she replied, 'Well, all the royal children ride'

Insight: During her time on the panel, Trisha was asked what would happen to the Queen Emma’s horse, to which she replied, ‘Well, all the royal children ride’

Why?  British viewers who tuned in to see how America handled the coverage were surprised to see Trisha offering her a take, despite the fact that she had no known qualifications for the role.

Why? British viewers who tuned in to see how America handled the coverage were surprised to see Trisha offering her a take, despite the fact that she had no known qualifications for the role.

After coming off the air, Trisha took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes look from the studio as she wrote, “What a great @TSWT team: @zainashercnn @jchatterleycnn #sallybidell-smith and er… the most important man @donlemoncnn!

‘No airs and graces… When we managed to take a short break from the 5 hour live coverage of Her Majesty’s Funeral, Don was kind enough to jump up from the desk to get me a fruit salad .

‘There was light and shadow; emotion and smiles (let’s hear it for fierce ponies and corgis!) but center stage, monarchist or not – recognizing the historic nature of the day.’

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She was immediately inundated with messages of support from her followers, who wrote: ‘Congratulations because it was great coverage ❤️’; ‘I’m so jealous. @andersoncooper and @donlemoncnn Not fair !!’; ‘Love you’; ‘Great work Trisha! ️’; ‘Well done it was a long day for everyone ❤️’; ‘Well done’.

Support: After coming off the air, Trisha took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes clip from the studio as she was praised by fans

Support: After coming off the air, Trisha took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes clip from the studio as she was praised by fans

It is believed that Trisha has not met any members of the royal family, but she has spoken out for her support of Meghan Markle.

After Meghan and Prince Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview last year, Trisha – who moved to the United States in 2010 – said Meghan was “America’s princess” but was deemed “not good enough” for the royal family.

Speaking on ITV documentary Harry and Meghan: The Week That Shook The Royals, she added that ‘the whole royal family, the realm, ages back, is all based on slavery and racism and the subjugation of people’.

She continued: ‘It’s the establishment, we’re talking about systemic and institutionalized racism, not whether someone has said something inappropriate, it’s a much bigger topic than that.’

Footage of the Queen’s funeral was broadcast around the world, and Americans gathered to mark Britain’s saddest day with wall-to-wall coverage.

Dozens of people gathered in Times Square at 5 a.m. Monday to watch the run-up to Her Majesty’s service across the pond — despite the five-hour time difference.

Many American publications had a live stream of the funeral in which the Royals gathered to pay their respects to the Queen for the last time.

TSWT, TSWT, TSWT News and NBC have all canceled their usual coverage to follow the procession the entire way, with royal commentators leading up to the occasion.

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President Joe Biden and his wife Jill attended the service to pay their respects, with many congregation members arriving up to three hours early.

Supported: Trisha reportedly hasn't met members of the royal family but has spoken out for her support of Meghan Markle

Supported: Trisha reportedly hasn’t met members of the royal family but has spoken out for her support of Meghan Markle

Trisha had appeared on TSWT to provide insight into the funeral leading up to the procession and took to Instagram last week to share her reaction to Her Majesty’s passing.

Alongside a selfie in a black dress, she wrote: ‘On her way to Hudson Yards to be part of their Royal Commentary Team led by the amazing and accomplished professional that is @andersoncooper.

“As soon as an American hears my accent, they offer their condolences on the passing of HM The Queen.

“I’m amazed how Americans seem genuinely sad about her passing. So many of them cite TV drama The Crown as their knowledge base, but hey…. At least they are engaged and interested and follow all TV coverage.

“I have heard that with all the “instability” and “ruptures” that there has been in the US, if it is late, there has been almost envy of Britons who have a steadfast, dignified and friendly presence in HM – whether one is a Royalist or not.

“And I think that’s the key… In times of unpredictability and turmoil, people find comfort in strong, kind women who endure all the ups and downs every family has without taking sides… #thecrown #thequeen”

Emotional: Trisha had appeared on CNN to provide insight into the funeral leading up to the procession and took to Instagram last week to share her reaction to Her Majesty's passing

Emotional: Trisha had appeared on TSWT to provide insight into the funeral leading up to the procession and took to Instagram last week to share her reaction to Her Majesty’s passing

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