Who Will Look After Elizabeth II’s Royal Corgi Dogs?

Who Will Look After Elizabeth II’s Royal Corgi Dogs?

When Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, died on Thursday at the age of 96, she left behind not only the nation and her family members, but also a pack of dogs.

The royal dog pack consists of two corgis, a dorgi, which is a cross between a corgi and a dachshund, and a cocker spaniel.

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During her 70 years on the throne, Elizabeth II had more than 30 dogs, most of them corgis. In fact, among the royal family, she and her sister are the first to become owners of this breed, writes The New York Times.

As children in 1933, King George VI gave them their first corgi named Dookey. Later, Jane also appears. When she turned 18, Elizabeth got a two-month-old corgi named Sue, who became known as Susan. Elizabeth II was the master of the dogs, heirs of Susan, and often accompanied them on her visits across the Ocean.

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Joe Little, royal biographer and editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, told CNN he believed the dogs would be cared for by royal staff before being adopted by Princess Anne, daughter of Elizabeth II, and her brother Prince Andrew .

“Princess Anne has had her own corgi in the past,” he explained. “The two most recent additions came from the Duke of York and his daughters, so perhaps they could go to him. It is unlikely that they will separate,” he adds.

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