Prince Andrew to look after Queen’s beloved corgis
The Queen had four dogs that will now be rehomed.
The Duke of York, Prince Andrew is set to look after Queen Elizabeth II‘s beloved corgis following her passing on Thursday, along with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.
The announcement comes per the BBC after a source close to Andrew reportedly told the outlet: “The corgis will return to live at Royal Lodge with the duke and duchess.”
As the insider went on to explain: “It was the duchess who found the puppies which were gifted to Her Majesty by the duke.
“The duchess bonded with Her Majesty over dog walking and riding horses, and even after her divorce, she would continue her great friendship with Her Majesty, by walking the dogs in Frogmore and chatting.”
Remarkably, the Queen owned more than 30 corgis in her lifetime, having developed a love for the dog breed after she received one for her 18th birthday present. Her most recent pair, Sandy and Muick (pronounced Mick), were gifted to her by Andrew and his daughters back in 2021.
The Queen also had another dog named Candy, a dorgi (a Dachshund and Welsh Corgi-cross). While many believe the pup will likely join the two under the Duke and Duchess’ care, is also thought that Candy could go to a member of the Queen’s staff, according to the Mirror.
Furthermore, the Queen also owned a lesser-known fourth dog: a cocker spaniel called Lissy, named after the late monarch herself. Once again, it remains unclear where Lissy will be taken.
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The prize-winning pooch recently stormed the 91st Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship, seeing off 38 other canine competitors to take.
The Queen was also known to have an affection for horses, owning more than 100, several of which were of racing pedigree and regular competed at the likes of the Grand National. The Independent reports that they have earned her over £7 million in prize money down the years.
As for their future, royal author Claudia Joseph told the New York Post that her daughter, Princess Anne and granddaughter, Zara Tindall, are likely to make the decision as the foremost equestrians in the family.
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