Queen Elizabeth II was known for her love of corgis – and now her beloved dogs have a new home.
The Duke and Duchess of York – Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson – take the corgis that belonged to the late Queen, who Fergie ‘bonded’ with on dog walks, according to The Telegraph .
Fergie had chosen the two dogs – Muick and Fergus – that Andrew gave his mother last March to cheer her up when her husband Prince Phillip was hospitalized. Although Fergus has since passed away, he was replaced by another royal corgi named Sandy.
Fergie, who still lives with the Duke despite her divorce since 1996, was invited to Balmoral Castle last summer for the first time in decades, where she bonded with Her Royal Highness, including over the dogs .
“The Duchess has bonded with Her Majesty over dog walking and horse riding, and even after her divorce she will continue her great friendship with Her Majesty by walking the dogs in Frogmore and chatting,” a source told the Telegraph .
The Duchess posted a statement following the Queen’s death last week, expressing how heartbroken she was.
“I am heartbroken at the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. She leaves behind an extraordinary legacy: the most fantastic example of duty, service and steadfastness, and a consistent and consistent presence as head of state for over 70 years,” Fergie wrote on Twitter.
“For 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,” she added. . continued. “I will miss her more than words can express.”
The Queen’s love of corgis dates back to 1933, when she specifically requested a Welsh Corgi from Pembroke aged just 7.
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Queen Elizabeth II even created her own hybrid breed with her sister Princess Margaret called the “dorgi” – a mix of dachshund and corgi.
The Queen received her first corgi, Susan, at 18 and has gone on to own more than 30 descendants of Susan, as well as gifts to family and friends.