People take photos behind Huw Edwards as he announces Queen's death
Some viewers say that distracting background activity during the BBC's announcement of the Queen's death managed to detract from the weight of the moment.
The sombre BBC News bulletin interrupted regular programming, and a visibly emotional Huw Edwards announced the passing of her majesty.
But behind him, on the right-hand side of the screen, are two newsroom employees who are holding up their phones and appear to be taking photos and videos of the historic moment.
For more than 20 seconds, the pair have their devices held high - although it's not clear whether they're taking photos of the scene in front of them, or selfies of themselves in the central London studio.
Huw Edwards, in the foreground, with the snapping newsroom employees in the backgroundBBC
Eagle-eyed viewers immediately took to Twitter with their complaints.
One said: "I despair with the modern world sometimes. I'm no royalist or whatever the term is. But I was stunned as [...] Huw Edwards announced the death of the Queen. In the background two BBC employees with their phones taking photos. FFS."
Another said: "As Huw Edwards made the announcement that the Queen has died on BBC News, journalists in the office in the background were talking selfies and photos of Huw. Have some respect."
A third added: "Not sure BBC bosses will be pleased with people in background taking photos of Huw Edwards on their phones during the announcement."
Around 45 seconds into the broadcast, a man in a white shirt can be seen striding across the newsroom floor, and appears to tell them both to stop.
\u201cAs Huw Edwards delivered the news that the Queen had died, to the right of his head, two people start taking photos of the moment on their phones.\n\nUntil the guy in white comes over and they immediately sit down. Bet that was a bollocking for the ages\n\nhttps://t.co/ejtYQaJzGH\u201d