Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis will live with the Duke and Duchess of York

Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgis will have a new home with the Duke and Duchess of York.

The late monarch, who died Thursday at the age of 96leaves behind four dogs, including two corgis, a dorgi named Candy and a cocker spaniel named Lissy.

Queen Elizabeth is believed to have ‘bonded’ with ex-daughter-in-law Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson during dog walks over the years, The Telegraph reports.

Last March, Prince Andrew gave his mother two puppies, Muick and Fergus, in a bid to cheer her up after her husband, Prince Philip, was hospitalized. He died a month later at the age of 99.

The dogs had been found by Ferguson, who lives at the Royal Lodge with his ex, despite their divorce more than 20 years ago in 1996.

A photo of Queen Elizabeth II with one of her beloved corgis
Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgis will now live with Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
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Sadly, Fergus – a dachshund-corgi mix named after the Queen’s uncle who was killed in action in the First World War – died aged five months from a heart defect. The Queen is said to have been devastated by the dog’s death, particularly just a month after her husband died.

Fergus was replaced by another corgi named Sandy, who was in attendance for his 95th birthday. The two puppies are said to have brought “constant joy” to the royal before her death.

Queen Elizabeth II of England at Balmoral Castle with one of her Corgis, September 28, 1952
The Queen has long been associated with corgis.
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The Queen regularly walked her dogs in the gardens of Frogmore House on the Windsor Estate and was often joined by Ferguson.

“The Duchess has bonded with Her Majesty over dog walking and horse riding, and even after her divorce she would continue her great friendship with Her Majesty, walking the dogs at Frogmore and chatting,” a source told The Daily Mail. Telegraph.

Last summer Ferguson was invited to hang out at Balmoral Castle after many years of banishment. The Duchess was staying at Balmoral Castle when photos of her having her toes sucked by businessman John Bryan in 1992 surfaced in the tabloids.

Prince Philip was reportedly livid and decreed that he would never stay under the same roof as his ex-daughter-in-law again.

Queen Elizabeth II is joined by one of her dogs, a Dorgi called Candy, as she looks at a display of memorabilia from her Golden and Platinum Jubilees in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle on February 4, 2022 in Windsor, England.  The Queen has since traveled to her Sandringham estate where she traditionally spends the anniversary of her accession to the throne - February 6 - a poignant day as it is the date her father King George VI died in 1952.
The Queen, pictured here with Candy, one of her beloved dogs.
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On the Queen’s death, Ferguson tweeted that she would miss her ex-mother-in-law “more than words” could express.

“She gave her whole life selflessly to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth,” she wrote. “To me, she was the most amazing mother-in-law and friend. I will always be grateful to her for the generosity she showed me by staying close to me even after my divorce.

The Queen has had a lifelong love affair with scrappy dog ​​breed.

Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II carries one of her pet dogs in Windsor Great Park, England.
The Queen’s corgis had their own bedroom at Buckingham Palace.
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In 1933, when she was just 7 years old, her father – then Duke of York – bought a corgi named Dookie for her and her sister Margaret. A second corgi, named Jane, later joined the family.

The Queen owned more than 30 over the years, many descended from a corgi named Susan, given to her as an 18-year-old gift by her parents in 1944.

Generations of Susan’s descendants lived with the Queen until 2015 when Willow, who lived nearly 15 years, died. According to reports, the Queen was particularly affected by Willow’s deathfor that was the end of Susan’s line.

Queen Elizabeth II photographing her corgis in Windsor Park in 1960 in Windsor, England.
The queen loved to walk her dogs.
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A pack of corgis apparently always followed the Queen around the palace, which Princess Diana called a “moving carpet”.

Naturally, the dogs lived a life of luxury, residing in their own room in the palace, known as the Corgi Room. They slept on raised wicker baskets, with sheets changed daily. Their menu included fresh rabbit and beef, served by a chef. And at Christmas, the Queen made sure the dogs had stockings full of toys and treats.

    Princess Elizabeth sitting on a garden seat with two corgi dogs at her home at 145 Piccadilly, London in 1936.
The Queen received her first dog when she was just 7 years old.
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In 2015, it was reported that the Queen had no plans to add any more dogs to her offspring. She says horse trainer Monty Roberts that she didn’t want any more young dogs because “she didn’t want to leave young dogs behind. She wanted to end it.

However, the new puppies have brought her a lot of happiness.

Her dresser, Angela Kelly, recently revealed that her new puppies are a “constant joy” to the monarch and “always bring a smile to every face”.

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