Queen's pony and corgis brought to watch her coffin go by during procession

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By stefan armitage

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Queen Elizabeth II's love of animals was honored in a beautiful way during her state funeral on Monday.

There's no doubt that many tears were shed during yesterday's historic events, as the world said goodbye to the UK's longest-reigning monarch, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 96.

From the touching service held in Westminster Abbey to the moment the late queen's coffin was lowered into the royal vault in St. George's Chapel as her piper played Her Majesty one final lament - there were plenty of moments that brought tears to viewers' eyes.

However, perhaps no moment has resonated with animal lovers quite as much as learning that three of the Queen's beloved pets were in attendance to watch her coffin go by.

Per Metro, when the Queen's coffin arrived at Windsor Castle prior to the committal service, Her Majesty's corgis were brought out and waited patiently in order to say one final goodbye.

Muick and Sandy - both Pembroke Welsh corgis - were seen waiting in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle as the funeral cortege arrived. They were being looked after by two members of staff, as seen in the pictures below:

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Another touching moment saw the Queen's fell pony, Emma, brought to watch the Ceremonial Procession of the Queen's arriving at Windsor Castle.

One of Her Majesty's headscarves could be seen resting on her saddle.

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If you're welling up at the sight of this touching moment, don't worry, because you're certainly not alone.

Viewers took to social media to share their thoughts on the incredibly touching moment, with one person tweeting: "And if you still weren’t crying after Emma the pony, then the corgis appeared. I cried. I can tell you that."

A second added: The corgis and the queen’s pony got to say goodbye. I’m not crying, you’re crying."

Another viewer added: "Seeing the Queen’s pony Emma and her two corgis outside Windsor Castle has broken me. Crying buckets."

And a fourth added: "Emma the pony, and the corgis being at the funeral is enough to break anyone into tears!"

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And if you're concerned about what will now happen to the Queen's beloved corgis, it has been reported that they will now be looked after by the Queen's son, Prince Andrew, and his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York, at Royal Lodge.

The Express has reported that the Queen's funeral is believed to be one of the most-watched events in TV history, with an estimated 4.1 billion viewers predicted to have tuned in.

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy

Queen's pony and corgis brought to watch her coffin go by during procession

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

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Queen Elizabeth II's love of animals was honored in a beautiful way during her state funeral on Monday.

There's no doubt that many tears were shed during yesterday's historic events, as the world said goodbye to the UK's longest-reigning monarch, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 96.

From the touching service held in Westminster Abbey to the moment the late queen's coffin was lowered into the royal vault in St. George's Chapel as her piper played Her Majesty one final lament - there were plenty of moments that brought tears to viewers' eyes.

However, perhaps no moment has resonated with animal lovers quite as much as learning that three of the Queen's beloved pets were in attendance to watch her coffin go by.

Per Metro, when the Queen's coffin arrived at Windsor Castle prior to the committal service, Her Majesty's corgis were brought out and waited patiently in order to say one final goodbye.

Muick and Sandy - both Pembroke Welsh corgis - were seen waiting in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle as the funeral cortege arrived. They were being looked after by two members of staff, as seen in the pictures below:

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Credit: PA Images / Alam
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Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Another touching moment saw the Queen's fell pony, Emma, brought to watch the Ceremonial Procession of the Queen's arriving at Windsor Castle.

One of Her Majesty's headscarves could be seen resting on her saddle.

size-large wp-image-1263169801
Credit: PA Images / Alamy

If you're welling up at the sight of this touching moment, don't worry, because you're certainly not alone.

Viewers took to social media to share their thoughts on the incredibly touching moment, with one person tweeting: "And if you still weren’t crying after Emma the pony, then the corgis appeared. I cried. I can tell you that."

A second added: The corgis and the queen’s pony got to say goodbye. I’m not crying, you’re crying."

Another viewer added: "Seeing the Queen’s pony Emma and her two corgis outside Windsor Castle has broken me. Crying buckets."

And a fourth added: "Emma the pony, and the corgis being at the funeral is enough to break anyone into tears!"

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And if you're concerned about what will now happen to the Queen's beloved corgis, it has been reported that they will now be looked after by the Queen's son, Prince Andrew, and his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York, at Royal Lodge.

The Express has reported that the Queen's funeral is believed to be one of the most-watched events in TV history, with an estimated 4.1 billion viewers predicted to have tuned in.

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy