Throughout her lifetime, Queen Elizabeth owned dozens of dogs, most of them Welsh corgis. She received her first before she was queen. On her 18th birthday in 1944 she was given a corgi puppy named Susan.
At the time of her death last week Her Majesty owned four corgis named Muick, Sandy, Lissy and Candy, and many people are inquiring as to what will happen to the dogs now that she’s gone. Well, you can rest assured that they will be well taken care of!
Reportedly at least one of the beloved pets will move in with Queen Elizabeth's son Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York who live on the Windsor Estate. They gave her the pup Muick.
According to BAZAAR.com a source close to the Duke of York said, "The corgis will return to live at Royal Lodge with The Duke and Duchess. It was the The Duchess who found the puppies which were gifted to Her Majesty by The Duke."
As for the rest of the dogs, it's unclear who will care for them, but you can bet one of the royal family will take them in as they are a family of dog lovers. The pets will definitely miss their home at Buckingham Palace though.
According to The Independent, they had their own Corgi Room in the palace where, "they slept in elevated wicker baskets—with sheets refreshed daily—and were tended to by the queen herself. Their menu was extensive and included fresh rabbit and beef, served by a gourmet chef."
I love the Facebook post below by PawPrints Magazine who said, “Imagine the group of Corgis waiting to greet her at the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth, fellow dog lover...” I hope we are all greeted one day by our beloved pets who've passed on.
Source: Harper's Bazaar