What will happen to Queen Elizabeth II’s cherished corgis and other long-loved animals following her passing was disclosed by a royal specialist.
As the longest-reigning monarch in British history, the late Queen left behind a seven-decade legacy when she passed away on Thursday, September 8, at the age of 96.
Her four children, eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren are still alive. She also departs with her beloved corgis, which are four-legged companions.
Two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, a Dorgi (a Corgi-Dachshund cross), and a Cocker Spaniel named Lissy, who joined the family in January 2022, are thought to have been her majesty’s four canines at the time of her death. But now that she has passed away, what will happen?
More than 30 dogs were owned by the longest-reigning British queen during her reign, commencing with the first dog, Dookie, which she got as a present from her father, King George VI, when she was seven years old.
The then-Princess received a corgi named Susan as a present from her father in 1944 for her eighteenth birthday. She has kept more than 30 corgis since she ascended to the throne in 1952, and they have all led opulent, regal lives.
The late Queen purportedly vowed to cease producing corgis in 2015 so that none would be left behind when she passed away, but following the passing of her late-husband Prince Philip, she was given two corgis as pups by her son, Prince Andrew: a Muick and a dorgi Fergus.
Fergus sadly passed away three months later, and the Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, along with the Prince, gifted her another corgi named Sandy.
According to Victoria Arbiter, royal journalist for the Independent, there would have been a plan for the dogs in advance of Her Majesty’s passing.
Nothing is left to chance with the royal family, so we can only conjecture about the plans for the corgis, Arbiter remarked. The royal family is a dog-loving family, but none of them are especially partial to corgis.
“The Queen had a tremendous rapport with the subjects and was undoubtedly their lord and ruler. They were infamous for biting the royal family’s ankles “Added she.
The royal expert predicts that the priceless creatures will probably be placed with a member of the royal family, who would “receive them with open arms.”
According to Newsweek, author Penny Junor, another authority on the royal family, speculated in her 2018 book, All The Queen’s Corgis, that the late Queen’s staff, who played a significant role in her life, may be responsible for caring for the dogs.
The Queen’s trusty seamstress, assistant, and right-hand lady, Angela Kelly, and her similarly trusted page of many years standing, Paul Whybrew, who was shown strolling with the Queen and the dogs in the James Bond parody, took care of the dogs on occasion, according to Junor.
They both enjoy dogs, have unrestricted access to the Queen, and are rumored to be close to her, she continued.