Queen's Dogs: What Happens to Her Beloved Corgis After Her Death?

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Writed by - Andy Gocker
  Corgis are one of the Queen's favorite dogs
The Queen loved dogs more than anything. © AP, Kirsty Wigglesworth, KW

Queen Elizabeth II leaves after her death not just one big family. As a dog lover, she also leaves behind at least four four-legged friends. Muick, Sandy, Candy and Lissy. Muick and Sandy are corgis. Dogs of this breed accompanied the queen all her life. Now Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, called 'Fergie', take over the animals.

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Corgis have accompanied Queen Elizabeth her entire life

Muick have Andrew and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie , given to the Queen while her husband Prince Philip was hospitalized in early 2021. Sandy also received it from Andrew on June 10, 2021 - the day Philip would have turned 100. Son and granddaughters, who recently walked the dogs again and again, had promised the queen that they would take care of them in the event of their death, the Mirror newspaper reported.

The Queen's love of corgis began with Susan

  Princess Elizabeth as a teenager with her sister Princess Margaret with one of their pet Corgis in a horse-drawn coach. PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxNEDxUSAxCHNxONLY Copyright: MaryxEvansxMorgon 12025011 editorial use only
Queen Elizabeth kept more than 30 corgis during her lifetime. © IMAGO/Allstar, IMAGO/IMAGO/IMAGO/via www.imago-images.de, www.imago-images.de

It has not yet been clearly clarified what will happen to Candy - a cross between a corgi and a dachshund - and to the Cocker Spaniel Lissy. It was said that Candy could move in with Andrew because she was used to the corgis. Lissy may be taken over by a close servant.

The Queen's love for corgis, officially Welsh Corgi Cardigan, goes back to Susan, a dog her parents gave her for her 18th birthday. Susan was even allowed to go on a honeymoon. With Susan, the queen began breeding, whose last offspring, Willow, died in 2018.

Corgis are a breed with a tendency to bite

Corgis Monty, Willow and Holly rose to prominence in a sketch the Queen filmed with James Bond actor Daniel Craig to mark the opening of the London 2012 Olympics. The agent, slightly annoyed but determined, walks past the animals that often scurry around his legs. As he takes off in the helicopter with the supposed Queen, he looks down at the dogs who have to stay behind with a 007 Schadenfreude look.

Not everyone around her shared her enthusiasm for Corgis: the breed is known to be self-confident with a tendency to bite, as many staff at the Queen's palaces have painfully experienced over the years. Many guests could sing a song about the aggressiveness of the animals. The queen was also bitten on the hand. (dpa/cba)

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