The cast of Downton Abbey share intimate behind-the-scenes pictures as they film the final episode of the hit ITV show

Monogrammed handkerchiefs at the ready, because Downton Abbey is coming to an end.

The cast have just finished filming the final scenes of the hit ITV show, and it’s all very emotional.

Using the hashtag #LastDaysOfDownton, some of the actors behind our favourite characters have shared behind-the-scenes snaps as the show winds down.

Leading the way was Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary Crawley.

In a series of Instagram shots that made us more than a little teary, Michelle bid farewell to the show that made her a household name, whilst also thanking the cast and crew.

One poignant black and white shot showed the star entering Lady Mary’s Downton chamber.

She captioned the picture: ‘Bye, bye bedroom #LastDaysOfDownton #marysbedroom.’

Another shot sent us from teary eyed to full-on blubbering mess as Michelle praised her time on the show as ‘the most glorious six years of my life.’

Alongside a snap showing her laughing with Zac and Oliver Barker – the twins who take turns playing Master George – the 26-year-old actress wrote: ‘Today is the last day of what has been the most glorious 6 years of my life. I am so grateful to have been part of this family. Thank you to each and every one of you out there for watching…’

Take a moment to dab your eyes, and we’ll continue.

The brunette beauty also paid tribute to the show’s director, David Evans, executive producer Liz Trubridge, and even the fleet of drivers.

And she wasn’t the only one getting emotional as the cameras rolled on the final scenes – Michelle’s co-star, Elizabeth McGovern (AKA the Countess of Grantham) also got in on the act.

Posting on Twitter, she shared an intimate snap of her hugging Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith, whilst Allen Leech – who plays Tom Branson – looks on.

She added the emotional caption: ‘#LastDaysofDownton. Literally. My last. #tears. #tears #tears.’

We know the feeling!

And in another shot she is pictured alongside her very own Earl of Grantham, Hugh Bonneville, writing: ‘#LastDaysofDownton: so long, McGonneville!’

Take a look at all the pictures in the gallery above – one you’ve pulled yourself together, that it.

The final series of Downton Abbey will hit our tellies in September and the final episode will air at Christmas.

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