Queen’s funeral: Spider on coffin stuns viewers

With the eyes of the world on the Queen’s funeral, one tiny detail on the late monarch’s coffin caught the eye of some eagle-eyed viewers.

There, among the sea of ​​flowers adorning the Queen’s coffin, was a tiny spider, caught on camera crawling across a piece of paper placed atop the coffin alongside her crown.

Missed it? Here’s our eight-legged friend again:

It was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment for those watching at home, but enough to make social media light up with talk of perhaps the most famous spider since Charlotte’s Web:

The arachnid cameo wasn’t the only unscripted moment in the otherwise shadow service to attract attention. There was also the unfortunate mourner, seated prominently just to the right of the Queen’s coffin, who accidentally dropped one of her funeral program papers, which landed several feet in front of him.

The dropped paper’s positioning on camera put it smack bang in the shot next to the coffin, awkwardly pulling focus – until it was mercifully removed from the shot.

And outside the service, Nine presenters Peter Overton and Tracy Grimshaw suffered an embarrassing flub as they were covering the famous faces arriving at the funeral and failed to correctly identify new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss.

The pair suggested she must be a “minor royal” before being informed they were looking at Britain’s new leader.

Originally published as Viewers stunned by unplanned guest on Queen’s coffin

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