Poke the staff. Updated on September 20, 2022

It was an unusual day for an unprecedented moment in British history, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, the country’s longest-reigning monarch.

And while there was plenty of pomp and circumstance – and above all, emotion – Twitter could also be relied upon to highlight the most irreverent moments from broadcasters’ coverage of the funeral.

And these 17 moments went particularly viral for reasons that are about to become apparent…

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17 tweets about the quirkier side of the funeral coverage that went wildly viral

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