The Queen Elizabeth she died at 96 on Thursday 8 September 2022 and left alone her last 4 beloved dogs whose fate is still uncertain. There are several hypotheses about who will take care of the survivors of a long four-legged dynasty that have accompanied the Sovereign since she was a girl.
Queen Elizabeth, the fate of her little dogs
The last dogs of Queen Elizabeth are two corgi, Candy and Muick, a dorgi, which is a cross between a dachshund and a corgi, named Sandy and Lissy, a cocker spaniel. It still seems that nothing has been established about their future. This was a concern for her Majesty of her that in recent years she had no longer wanted to continue the dynasty of her beloved corgi, if it were not for her puppies received as a gift, precisely for do not leave them orphans the moment she died.
According to reports from the Daily Mail, the surviving dogs could be entrusted to Elizabeth’s favorite son, Prince Andrew who gave her last year two of the puppies that have cheered the last months of Her Majesty. But there seems to be no written provision to this effect. Another possibility is that they are left to the senior members of the Queen’s staff.
Royal biographer Ingrid Seward told a Newsweek that the Queen’s love for her dogs has been unmatched over the years and it is likely that they will find a home among the royal family. And she added that Elizabeth loved her dogs. They were her first and last great love of hers.
The author of the book All The Queen’s Corgis, Penny Junor, suggested that Her Majesty’s staff might be looking after the pooch. In 2018 she wrote: “Dog care has sometimes been entrusted to lackeys, but above all to the Queen’s trusty seamstress, assistant and right hand man, Angela Kelly; and to Paul Whybrew, who was seen walking with the queen and the dogs in the James Bond parody ”.
Queen Elizabeth, a corgi dynasty
The first corgi, Susan, was given to the Queen in 1944 when she was 18 years old. Elizabeth had fallen in love with her father’s dog, Dookie, a corgi from Pembrokeshire, and wanted one of her own. Susan was the progenitor of a long dynasty, even if she did not behave well. She was prone to biting the servants’ ankles. And her granddaughter Whiskey made a prank to a Royal Guard.
Susan also accompanied the Queen on her honeymoon. In 2018 Elizabeth was very saddened when Willow, Susan’s last descendant, died. In the same year, Whisper, a corgi she adopted after the death of her master, also died. At that point the Sovereign no longer had corgi. But she still had Dorgis, Candy and Vulcan, the latter dead in December 2020. In the end she was left with only Candy. But in 2021 Andrea gave her a corgi and a dorgi.
The two puppies kept Elizabeth company while her husband Philip was in hospital. The Queen named the dorgi Fergus in honor of her uncle killed in action during World War I, and the corgi Muick in honor of Loch Muick on the Balmoral estate. But Fergus died just 5 months after the Duke of Edinburgh passed away. He was replaced by Sandy, another corgi, a gift from Andrew and from Beatrice and Eugenia of York.