Queen’s Corgis: Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson will take the royal dogs

The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York will become the new owners of Queen Elizabeth IIis loved corgis following his death.

The Queen died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday aged 96, leaving behind two dogs.

A spokesperson for Prince Andrew said he and Sarah would take the animals, named Muick and Sandy. Both dogs were gifted to the late monarch by the prince.

The queen was celebrates a big fan of the breed and owned over 30 corgis in his lifetime.

In early 2021 she received two new puppies, a corgi and a dorgi, a corgi-dachsund mixed breed.

The dogs were gifted to the monarch while she was staying in Windsor during lockdown to keep her entertained while the Duke of Edinburgh was in hospital.

They also came as Buckingham Palace and the Royal Family faced bombshell claims made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that rocked the monarchy.

The Queen named the Dorgi Fergus after an uncle, her mother’s brother, Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who was killed in World War I in 1915.

She named the corgi Muick, after a favorite spot near Balmoral Castle, where she traditionally spent her summers.

However, the late monarch was left devastated after the death of five-month-old Fergus, just weeks after receiving him – shortly after Prince Philip also died in April 2021.

The Queen in 1980 with some of her corgis walking the cross country course during the second day of the Windsor Horse Trials (PA)

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The Queen in 1980 with some of her corgis walking the cross country course on day two of the Windsor Horse Trials (PA)

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He was later replaced with a new corgi pup of Andrew and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie for his official 95th birthday, which the Queen named Sandy.

Her hairstylist Angela Kelly said the puppies were a constant source of joy.

According The TelegraphA source close to Prince Andrew said: “The Duchess has bonded with Her Majesty to walk her dog and ride horses and even after her divorce she would continue her great friendship with Her Majesty, walking the dogs at Frogmore and chatting.”

Andrew appeared in the public eye on Saturday for the first time since his father’s memorial service in March this year.

The Duke attended a prayer service for the Queen at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral alongside other members of the royal family, including her daughters.

The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis during her lifetime

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The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis in her lifetime

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He thanked people for visiting Balmoral and said in a brief speech: “We were cleared one day, now we are starting the process of handing over [the Queen] on.”

He added: “It’s nice to see you, thank you for coming.”

Andrew’s appearance comes after he lost his role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guardsas well as other military titles and royal patronages in January.

He resigned from public life because of his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and after paid millions to settle a civil sexual assault case brought against him by Virginia Giuffre.

The Duke vehemently denies all the allegations made against him and has always claimed he has never met Ms Giuffre.

He reached a £10million settlement with her in February, including damages to Ms Giuffre and a donation to charity to prevent the case from going to civil trial.

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