Queen Elizabeth’s corgis, Muik and Sandy were at Windsor Castle where the British monarch was buried – Copyright AFP/File Yasuyoshi CHIBA
Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgis and ponies played a part in her funeral on Monday, witnessing the arrival of the late monarch’s coffin ahead of her ceremonial service.
Muick and Sandy were brought to the quadrangle by wire when the late sovereign’s hearse arrived at Windsor Castle.
The dogs were cared for by two royal pages in red frock coats, who petted the dogs, one of which was lying with its head on the ground.
Queen Elizabeth owned more than 30 Corgis during her lifetime.
Many Welsh Cattle Dogs are descended from Susan, who was given to her by her parents in 1944 for her 18th birthday.
Meanwhile, Emma Fallen Pony, owned by Queen Elizabeth for 26 years, was standing on the grass at the side of the Long Walk, the entrance to Windsor Castle.
A lone pony stood between hundreds of thousands of flower offerings.
The black pony’s ears twitched and she flapped her tail, stomping twice on the ground with one of her front hooves as her late owner’s coffin passed by in a government hearse.
The longest-reigning monarch in British history died on September 8 at the age of 96.
She and her late husband Prince Philip were to be buried privately on Monday next to her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and the ashes of her sister Princess Margaret in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.