King Charles III meets Corgi as he greets well-wishers

That’s damn cute.

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla were welcomed by a special fan in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

The newly-appointed monarch and queen consort greeted Queen Elizabeth II’s mourners at Hillsborough Castle – including a corgi named Connie.

The king seemed pleased to meet the white and tan pup as he pointed to them and let the animal sniff his hands.

He also spoke to Connie’s owner during the encounter.

Queen Elizabeth II – who died on September 8 at the age of 96 – had a long-standing love for corgis, having owned more than 30 of them during her 70-year reign.

However, her obsession with the breed began when she was a child, long before she met and married Prince Phillip.

As a 7-year-old princess in 1933, Elizabeth II reportedly asked her father, King George VI, for a Pembroke Welsh Corgi after meeting her friend’s pet. The lively dogs were then bred mainly in Wales and were still quite rare in England, but George VI found a breeder.

His Majesty King Charles III. is greeted by members of the public, including a woman with her Corgi named Connie outside Hillsborough Castle, accompanied by the Queen Consort on September 13 in Hillsborough, Northern Ireland.
King Charles III seemed excited to meet Connie the Corgi.
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Corgi Connie sniffed King Charles III.
Corgi Connie sniffed King Charles III.
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Dookie the Corgi became the first of many of Elizabeth II’s dogs to join the royal family.

The Queen even created her own hybrid breed called “Dorgi” – a cross between a Dachshund and a Corgi – with her sister Princess Margaret in the 1970s.

The Queen left four dogs at her death: two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, a Dorgi and a Cocker Spaniel.

The Duke and Duchess of York – Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson – are taking the corgis that belonged to the late Queen, with whom Fergie “bonded” on dog walks, according to the Telegraph.

Connie the Corgi and her owner await the arrival of the royals.
Connie the Corgi and her owner await the arrival of the royals.
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Prince Philip, Prince Charles of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and Queen Elizabeth II with their corgi Sugar sleeping at their feet in the gardens below the East Terrace on the south front of Windsor Castle in 1959.
Prince Philip, Prince Charles of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and Queen Elizabeth II with their corgi Sugar asleep at their feet in the gardens below the East Terrace on the south front of Windsor Castle in 1959.
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“The Duchess bonded with Her Majesty through dog walking and horseback riding and even after her divorce she would continue her magnificent friendship with Her Majesty by walking and chatting with the dogs at Frogmore,” one said Source of point of sale.


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The Queen’s funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on September 19.

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Emma Bowman

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