It’s not new news that Queen Elizabeth II had a love for corgis that ran deep. For most of her life, Elizabeth cared for a handful of corgis.
Some of her most iconic photos included her corgis walking alongside her. At the time of the Queen’s passing on September 8, the 96-year-old monarch still owned two dogs.
The World Adored Queen Elizabeth’s Love for Her Corgis, Now We Know What Will Happen to Them
Now we know what will happen to them. According to reports, People has confirmed that Queen Elizabeth’s son, Prince Andrew, and his former wife, Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson.
A source told People that “the corgis will return to live at Royal Lodge with the Duke and Duchess. It was the Duchess who found the puppies, which were gifted to Her Majesty by the Duke.”
For those who are unaware, despite legally divorcing in 1996, Andrew and Fergie are still friendly and still Iive together at their family home in Windsor. The source further added that Fergie and the Queen bonded over their love of puppies.
“[Fergie] bonded with Her Majesty over dog-walking and riding horses and even after her divorce, she would continue her great friendship with Her Majesty, by walking the dogs in Frogmore and chatting.”
Queen Elizabeth was gifted her first corgi in 1933, reports reveal. It was a gift from her father, the King. And throughout her lifetime, her Majesty owned over 30 corgis and dorgis.
It was believed that the Queen made the decision to no longer adopt any more dogs in the 2010s for fear of leaving them behind when she passed. However, in 2021, Queen Elizabeth welcomed a few more puppies to her pack and then one more as a gift from Prince Andrew on what would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday.
On September 10 via social media posts, Prince William, who is now next in line for the throne, shared his first statement following his grandmother’s passing. “On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth was absolute.”
William continued, writing, “So much will be said in the days ahead about the meaning of her historic reign. I, however, have lost a grandmother. And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. I have had the benefit of The Oueen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade.”
The prince went on to remember the role his grandmother played not only in his own life but in the lives of his wife and his three children. “My wife has had twenty years of her guidance and support. My three children have got to spend holidays with her and create memories that will last their whole lives,” William wrote.
“She was by my side at my happiest moments. And she was by my side during the saddest days of my life. I knew this day would come, but it will be sometime before the reality of life without Grannie will truly feel real. I thank her for the kindness she showed my family and me. And I thank her on behalf of my generation for providing an example of service and dignity in public life that was from a different age, but always relevant to us all.”
As he concluded his statement, William added that his “grandmother famously said that grief was the price we pay for love. All of the sadness we will feel in the coming weeks will be a testament to the love we felt for our extraordinary Queen. I will honor her memory by supporting my father, The King, in every way I can.”
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, people were shocked with William made an appearance outside Buckingham palace alongside his brother and sister-in-law.
The images captured of the foursome marked their first time together in quite some time. According to reports, Kensington Palace revealed William invited his brother and sister-in-law to join him and his wife as they greeted those outside the palace.
Prince William thought the walkabout to greet the crowds “was an important show of unity at an incredibly difficult time for the family,” a royal source told People.
“It’s such an extraordinary historical moment and also a deeply personal one for the family that you’d hope and think that all members of the family would unite and support [the King] especially. And perhaps some of those wounds can be healed in the process.”
While walking around the memorial, Middleton revealed that Prince Louis had a profound response to his great-grandmother’s passing. Sunday Times editor Roya Nikkhah revealed on Twitter that “an emotional Princess of Wales told a group of children that Prince Louis said, ‘At least Grannie is with Great Grandpa now.’”
Queen Elizabeth died while at Balmoral, her home where she usually summered. Her coffin has since left her summer home and is now en route back to London.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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