Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin Begins Its Final Journey
During the monarch’sdeath at age 96 on Sept. 8, she ownedfourtwo Pembroke Welsh corgis named Muick andSandy, one older dorgi namedCandy and a cocker spaniel named Lissy. Thecorgis will now live with the one who gifted them to the monarch: Her son Prince Andrew, a source near to the Duke of York told NBC News.
“The queen’s corgis will head to live with Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York at their house in Windsor, Royal Lodge,” the insider said. “It had been Sarah, Duchess of York who found the puppies that have been gifted to the Queen by Prince Andrew.”
The duchess “bonded with the queen over dog walking and riding horses and also after her divorce, she’d continue her great friendship with the queen, by walking the dogs in Frogmore [House] and chatting,” the foundation said.
No details have already been revealed concerning where in fact the queen’s two other dogs will live following her death. Royal biographerIngrid Sewardhad recently told Newsweek they would probably visit the monarch’s family.
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Earlier this season, the monarch was giftedLissy, named after her. The dogwon the 2022 Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship.
The queen often took her dogs on walks in the gardens surrounding Windsor Castle and Sarah “bonded” with the late monarchduring the outings,The Telegraphreported.
The queen has owned a lot more than 30 corgis and dorgis during her reign, the majority of which descended from her first corgi, Susan, who was simply gifted to her on her behalf 18th birthday in 1944, in accordance with Buckingham Palace. Through the years, a few of the corgis were bred with dachshunds to generate dorgis. Among the dachshunds was Pipkin, who belonged to the queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, the palace said.
The queen’s dogs accompanied her during her trips to her residences and some also crashed her official engagements and appeared with her in official photographs. A 2016 pic taken by famous photographerAnnie Leibovitz for the queen’s 90th birthday shows the monarch with corgis Willow and Holly and dorgisVulcan andCandy.
Holly passed on in 2016, while Vulcan died in 2020. In 2018, the queen mourned the passage of corgisWhisperand Willow, who was simply her last remaining home-bred corgiandwho famously starred with herand Daniel Craigin a James Bond-themed comedy sketchthat aired through the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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