Queen Elizabeth II was famous for her love of Corgis. When she was young, her father, the late King George IV, gave her Dookie, her first Corgi.
On her 18th birthday, the then-princess Elizabeth was gifted Susan. Susan was the common ancestor of the royal Corgis that Queen Elizabeth had throughout her reign. She had more than 30 Corgis and Dorgis (Corgis mixed with Dachshunds) throughout her lifetime.
“My [C]orgis are family,” the queen told Vanity Fair.
Queen Elizabeth II with Candy, one of her Corgis. (Steve Parsons | POOL | AFP).
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson are the new caretakers of Queen Elizabeth II’s Corgis, according to the Prince of York’s spokesperson. They will receive the queen’s two Corgis named Muick and Sandy.
Muick and Sandy were the source of joy for the queen during the coronavirus pandemic, according to her dresser Angela Kelly. They were given to the queen by Prince Andrew and his daughters on her 95th birthday.
The young Elizabeth holding one of the Corgis, circa 1936. (Lisa Sheridan | Getty Images)
Despite being divorced, Prince Andrew and Sarah remained friends. Sarah also established a friendship with the queen because of their love of Dog walking, a source said to Telegraph.
The queen passed away on Thursday, September 8 (Friday, September 9 in the Philippines) at her estate in Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle in 1952. (Lisa Sheridan | Getty Images)