Savannah Guthrie looks terrified during on-air moment with a royal pet

The TV host wasn't expecting this

Savannah Guthrie was getting into the Platinum Jubilee spirit on Friday when she received some royal guests on Today. However, it didn't all go as planned as the TV presenter was caught off guard by one of the pets. 

In a photo she shared on Instagram, Savannah came face to face with an angry Corgi who was up on its hind legs and barking aggressively. 

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The owners were attempting to get the pooch under control as Savannah took a big step backward and pulled a frightened face. 

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She captioned the snap: "Jubilant today for the queen's jubilee - right unto the corgis got sassy."

The dog's owner then apologized for the unexpected moment and wrote: "Sassy is really a sweet boy with people, he loves to say hello and give people.... He can be Sassy with some dogs. Sorry for the fright when the corgosaurus came out. Thanks for having us."

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Fans adored the royal segment, sass and all, and wrote: "It was hilarious. Couldn't stop laughing," and, "That segment was brilliant".

Savannah got quite the fright 

Savannah's social media followers also commented on her stunning purple dress and said the color was perfect on her. 

Days earlier her fans weren't so happy about her appearance as they urged her to be careful running in heels.

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She'd posted a photo of herself and her co-host, Hoda Kotb, dashing through the streets of New York.

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"We are RUNNING through this Tuesday," she joked in the caption, but fans were quick to issue caution when they noticed her running in a pair of silver wedges.

One said: "Wow how is Savannah running in those shoes?! She's a champ!" while a second urged: "No running," and a third amazed follower added: "That takes skill in those shoes!"

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