Piers, who joined millions around the globe to watch the emotional service at St George’s Chapel, admitted it was ‘devastating’ to watch the Queen sitting alone during her most vulnerable moment.
Former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers put a crying emoji on Twitter as he watched the funeral before posting the image of The Queen sat by herself on a church pew.
Her Majesty, 94, was dressed head-to-toe in black as she ‘isolated’ and wore a mask to watch the proceedings, which were televised for mourners around the world.
Piers wrote: “Has there ever been a more heart-breaking picture of The Queen?
Piers added: “”The cruel separation and loneliness suffered by so many in this pandemic, now endured by the world’s most famous woman as she says goodbye to her husband of 73 years. Just devastating.”
Many agreed with Piers whilst other said that it reflected the struggles by the rest of the world during the pandemic, and others suggested it was actually an inspiring picture of strength.
One said: “No matter what your opinions are on the royals this picture is heartbreaking. Here in this moment she isn’t the queen of England .. she’s a lonely woman who’s lost the love of her life. Devastating.”
Another added: “I’ve never seen her look so tiny, utterly heartbroken but so dignified. So proud to be British today, beautiful, respectful and dignified service.”
Someone else commented: “I buried my mum only 10 people aloud so don’t get me started the royals had 30 family choir brass band security there and so on and on.”
While another person said: “On the contrary its a magnificent & rather inspiring picture in its own way.
“Leading by example to the end. sharing the solitary experience of thousands who have not been able attend the funerals/deaths of loved ones over the past year. Its what makes her the great woman she is.”
Piers had earlier paid tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh saying: “RIP Prince Philip, 99.
“A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign.
“A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir.”
Prince Harry flew into the UK from the States leaving pregnant wife Meghan at home to watch from afar after she was advised not to travel.
Meghan instead wrote a handwritten message which was placed on top of the couple’s wreath for Prince Philip.
Thirty members of the royal family were able to gather and mourn him at the funeral amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Brothers Prince Harry and William were separated during the funeral procession but were later seen walking together as they exchanged words