Queen Elizabeth II was known for her love of corgis – and now her beloved dogs are getting a new home.
The Duke and Duchess of York – Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson – are taking home the corgis that belonged to the late Queen, with whom Fergie had “bonded” on dog walks, according to The Telegraph.
Fergie had chosen the two dogs – Muick and Fergus – which Andrew gave to his mother last March to cheer her up when her husband Prince Phillip was hospitalized. While Fergus has since passed away, he has been replaced by another Royal Corgi named Sandy.
Fergie, who has been living with the Duke despite their divorce since 1996, was invited to Balmoral Castle last summer for the first time in decades, where she bonded with HRH, including over the dogs.
“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 told The Telegraph.
The Duchess published a expression expressed how “heartbroken” she was after the Queen’s death last week.
“I am heartbroken at the death of Her Majesty the Queen. She leaves behind an extraordinary legacy: the most fantastic example of duty, service and steadfastness, and a constant, steady presence as our Head of State for more than 70 years,” Fergie continued Twitter.
“To me, she was the most incredible mother-in-law and friend. I will always be grateful to her for the generosity she has shown me by staying close to me even after my divorce,” she said continued. “I will miss her more than words can express.”
The Queen’s love for Corgis dates back to 1933 when she specifically requested a Pembroke Welsh Corgi when she was just 7 years old.
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Queen Elizabeth II even created her own hybrid breed called “Dorgi” – a cross between a Dachshund and a Corgi – with her sister Princess Margaret.
The Queen gave birth to her first Corgi, Susan, at the age of 18 and went on to own more than 30 of Susan’s offspring and give away a number of puppies to family and friends.
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