As the Queen’s funeral procession made its way to her final resting place, two guests waited to welcome her home: Muick and Sandy, the royal corgis.
With their short stubby legs and floppy ears, they patiently waited for the procession to arrive.
As the Queen was carried into St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, the dogs watched.
During her reign, the queen owned some 30 corgis and dorgis (a mix between a corgi and a dachshund).
Her love for the dogs was well known, as was her lifelong love for horses.
The corgis welcoming the monarch to Windsor Castle were joined by the Queen’s Fell pony, Emma, who stamped a foot as the procession passed.
The dogs, once referred to as a “moving carpet” by Princess Diana, have been the subject of debate since her death, with many people wondering where they would go.
Muick and Sandy were presented to the Queen by Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson last year.
The dogs, and a dorgi named Candy, will now be taken care of by the prince and his ex-wife.
The Queen’s corgis have been her constant companions since she was a child.
It started in 1933 when King George VI, her father, brought her a Pembroke Welsh corgi they named Dookie.
When she was 18 she got another corgi, whom she named Susan.
Susan would be the first in a long line of corgis, dorgis and even a cocker spaniel.
Eventually, the dogs started accompanying her in public appearances and became part of her personality.
Throughout her 70-year reign, the dogs were at the Queen’s side while she was on official tours.
They reportedly slept in their own room at Buckingham Palace with sheets changed daily.