People couldn't help but get emotional after watching Queen Elizabeth's pony and corgis stand by as her funeral procession passed on Monday, 19 September.
It's estimated that more than four billion people could have tuned in to watch Queen Elizabeth's funeral.
Among those who were watching the procession, many viewers couldn't help but point out the heartbreaking moment that Her Majesty's coffin went past her beloved pets.
Since her passing, Queen Elizabeth's dogs have been looked after by Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson, and their daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
Andrew brought the royal canines out to the quadrangle to bid one final farewell to the Queen as her coffin arrived at Windsor Castle.
Meanwhile, the Queen's Fell Pony Emma greeted the funeral procession in the midst of the floral tributes along the Long Walk.
The Queen’s corgis, Muick and Sandy, sit in the forecourt of Windsor Castle to greet Her Majesty. pic.twitter.com/H02sPv17mY— Royal Central (@RoyalCentral) September 19, 2022
Heartbroken by the sight, viewers took to Twitter to unpack what they had just witnessed.
"I was not emotionally prepared for the Queen's pony and Corgis" wrote one Twitter user.
"I’m finished", added a second. "The Queen’s Fell Pony Emma is standing watching the funeral car go by."
Queen’s pony, Emma *blubs* pic.twitter.com/lqjlnegFrN— Richard Coles (@RevRichardColes) September 19, 2022
Emma, The Queen’s pony at the march into Windsor. pic.twitter.com/piIuvuAdWI— Louisiana Gurl (@gurl_louisiana) September 19, 2022
I was not emotionally prepared for the Queen's pony and Corgis pic.twitter.com/22qns0Dq5v— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) September 19, 2022
I’m finished , the Queen’s Fell pony Emma is standing watching the funeral car go by . 😢 pic.twitter.com/o2WAC94kTg— Diana Mahon (@dianamahon) September 19, 2022
Her Majesty’s state funeral has likely been one of the most-watched royal events in history, with billions of people estimated to have tuned in from around the world to watch Queen Elizabeth II be laid to rest.
Monday’s ceremony closed with a two-minute silence and a performance by the Queen’s personal piper, while the monarch’s coffin arrived at Westminster Abbey on the state gun carriage.
King Charles III, Camilla, the Queen Consort, William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, and other members of the royal family walked solemnly behind the carriage as it left the church and made its way towards Wellington Arch.
This evening, 800 people will attend a committal service for the Queen in St George’s Chapel before her family gather at a private interment service.
The late monarch will be buried during a private ceremony this evening next to her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, who will be moved from the Royal Vault to St George's Chapel.