Prince Andrew is likely to take care of his late mother Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved dogs, the Daily Mail reported, citing royal biographer Ingrid Seward as saying to Newsweek magazine.
In recent years, the monarch has had four dogs – two corgis named Candy and Mick, a dorgi – a cross between a dachshund and a corgi, Sandy, and a cocker spaniel named after her, Lizzie.
Seward does not rule out the possibility that the animals were also given for breeding to long-time employees of the royal family, who have cared for them for decades.
The royal biographer says the Queen’s love for her dogs has been unmatched over the years and they are more likely to find a home among members of the royal family.
“She loves animals and she absolutely adores dogs. They were her first love and they will be her last,” Ingrid Seward said.
“I assume the dogs will be looked after by family, probably Andrew as he is the one who gave them to her”. She also says that the animals are young.
The author of a book on the Queen’s corgis, Penny Juner, also suggested the dogs could remain with staff.
“Looking after the dogs has sometimes been left to staff, but most notably to the Queen’s trusted seamstress, assistant and right-hand woman Angela Kelly, to her equally trusted long-term staffer Paul Whybrew, who was seen walking the Queen and the dogs in the parody James Bond’s she wrote in her 2018 book.
“They both love dogs, have unlimited access to the Queen and are said to be very close to her.”
Elizabeth received her first corgi dog named Susan in 1944 as a gift from her parents for her 18th birthday. She falls in love with her father’s pet Dookie, who is a corgi, and wants to have her own dog of this breed.
The British Queen had more than 30 dogs, descendants of Susan, notes “Daily Mail”.