Royal audiences can’t tear themselves away from the surprise guest at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II – the spider!
The 96-year-old monarch’s box was adorned with items from the royal family’s jewelery collection, including the Orb of the Sovereign and the Sovereign’s Scepter with Cross for the service on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey, but a tiny black spider crawled across it. white card written King Charles III attracted the attention of those who watched at home.
“Spider rides on the Queen’s coffin,” one person tweeted.
The spider swept over the queen’s coffin. pic.twitter.com/VHW5dw9MnV
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Second Viewer joked“Long live our spider queen 👑.”
“Imagine that you are a spider in the garden and fall asleep in a pink rose. When you wake up, you stretch all your legs and realize that you are suddenly naked in Westminster Abbey, on the queen’s coffin in front of world leaders and billions of people 🕷️ ”, – third person. wrote.
Another social media user compared the animal to a bug that landed on Mike Pence’s head during the 2020 vice presidential debate. tweet: “The spider on Queen Elizabeth’s coffin is now more famous than the fly on Mike Pence’s head.”
Other people who watched the state funeral are convinced that the spider is a sign.
“The spider seen in the letter to Queen Elizabeth II is a good omen,” said one viewer. wrote. “Spiders symbolize many things, including female power. Queen Elizabeth also loved nature and all animals. Perhaps this was the last nod from Her Majesty. #QueenElizabethII #QueenElizabeth #Queen’s Funeral.
Sixth user tweeted“The meaning and symbolism of the spider includes artistry, manifestation, patience, feminine power, ancient wisdom, illusion, balance, and interconnection. #queensfuneral #QueenElizabeth #QueenElizabethFuneral”.
“They say the queen liked it when things went wrong,” one social media user said. wrote. “I think she would have liked the way the bishop dropped his paper on the floor, as well as the spider in her flower arrangement. #funeral of the queen.
The aforementioned postcard that the spider landed had a message from the 73-year-old king that read: “In loving and devoted memory. Charles R. The former Prince of Wales also chose the large floral arrangement featured on her coffin.
“At the request of His Majesty the King, the wreath is adorned with flowers and foliage carved from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove House,” the palace said in a statement on Monday. “This includes foliage chosen for its symbolism.”
During the service, Charles was seen flustered as “God Save the King” played in front of attendees, including Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who left Westminster Abbey.
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