Queen Elizabeth II, besides being remembered as the longest-lived queen, is also known for her love for dogs. She especially loved the Corgis.
The story between Queen Elizabeth II and the Corgi
The first Corgi that the Queen adopted was called Dookie. It was a gift given to her by her father King George VI.
Dookie spent with the queen her entire adolescence and therefore her majesty was very fond of her. At the age of 18, Elizabeth received another Corgi as a gift. The latter, Susan, was one of the most important dogs for the queen. She even took her to Scotland on her honeymoon in 1947 with Philip of Edinburgh.
Over time, the Queen of England owned more than 30 corgis. Of these, most were descendants of Susan. The last descendant of the dog eventually passed away in April 2018.
Starting with Susan, the number of the Queen’s dogs increased considerably. In addition to the Corgis, there are also the Dorgi, which is a cross between the corgi and the German dachshund, and the Cocker spaniel.
Who will take care of the queen’s dogs?
As reported by the Daily Mail, the queen’s four surviving dogs are the two corgis, Candy and Muick, the dorgi Sandy and the cocker spaniel Lissy.
According to the latest news, the Queen’s dogs will be entrusted to her son Andrew, who lives with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson a few kilometres from Windsor Castle, and Princess Anne, second child and only daughter of the Queen.
Andrew will take in Muick and Sandy, two of the little dogs he gifted to his mother. The remaining ones will be adopted by Princess Anne, who lives on the Gatcombe Park estate in central England. Like her mother, she is a true lover of corgis, which in her life she has also raised.
Some interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth II’s Corgi
1. Queen’s corgis eat gourmet meals
The royal dogs have a daily changing menu, prepared by their chef who cooks delicacies such as beef fillet and chicken breast.
2. After lunch they used to walk with the Queen
The Queen used to take daily walks with her beloved dogs in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
3. Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis receive Christmas stockings
Every Christmas, the queen had Christmas stockings prepared for her beloved four-legged friends, which she filled with sweets and toys.
4. The Queen’s dogs have a private room
At Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s dogs have their own private room, called the Corgi Room. Inside it there are comfortable beds and fresh sheets every day.
5. The royal cemetery for the Queen’s dogs
All of Queen Elizabeth II’s dogs are buried on the Sandringham estate. The tradition was started by Queen Victoria who first buried her Rough Collie there.
We can only bid farewell to her majesty, the beloved Queen Elizabeth II. A world-renowned queen, who has been a steadfast leader for her people, carrying out her service and duty with great commitment.