What will happen to the Queen’s dogs now?
After the 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II died 5 days ago, the world is filled with grief and people painfully bid farewell to the beloved Queen, but many are also interested in what will now happen to the Queen’s dogs. In addition to the many questions raised by the Queen’s death, animal lovers are also interested in who will continue to care for their beloved dogs.
It is estimated that she was the proud owner of more than 30 corgis during her lifetime. Today she has only four dogs. Queen Elizabeth II was a great lover of animals.
The oldest of her dogs is Candy, who is said to be 13 years old. Candy is a cross between a corgi and a dachshund, also known as a dorgi, according to Harper’s Bazaar.
“She loves animals and adores dogs above all else. They were her first love and will be her last,” said Ingrid Seward, biographer of the royal family.
Although no official plan has been announced, it is believed that her dogs will be passed on to her children.
When her husband Prince Philip was hospitalised in 2021, the Queen was given a dog called Muik, named after a place near Balmoral Castle, one of Elizabeth’s favourite summer haunts.
Prince Andrew and the Queen’s granddaughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, gave her another corgi on Philip’s 100th birthday. The Queen was also the proud owner of a prize-winning cocker spaniel named Lizzie. Lizzie arrived at the palace in January 2022, reports the Daily Mail.
Where did the Queen’s love of corgis come from?
It all started with Queen Elizabeth’s first puppy. In 1933, Elizabeth’s parents took in the royal family’s first corgi, Dookie.
In 1944, her father gave Queen Elizabeth his second corgi, Susan, for her 18th birthday. After Susan accompanied Elizabeth and Philip on their honeymoon, Corgi Susan gave birth to a pair of puppies in 1949, establishing the tradition of royal corgis so closely associated with Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen is believed to have established a Corgi bloodline that spans at least 14 generations of dogs.
Wherever her puppies end up, I know they will be in the good hands of those who loved the Queen and admired her deep respect for four-legged family members, writes Women’s Health.