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Queen Elizabeth was known for her love of corgis, and the dogs were associated with the legendary monarch for decades. Good to Know reported that the Queen had Dookie, her first corgi, in 1933. 7-year-old Elizabeth chose Dookie from the litter because he had a long tail that showed “whether he’s content or not.” The New York Post reported that the queen has owned many corgis throughout her life, and she has had a special room in the palace for her puppies.
According to the Post, a 2013 book “Royal Pets by Appointment” pointed out that the Queen’s corgis were treated… like royalty. Author Brian Hoey wrote that Elizabeth’s puppies ate dinner at 5 p.m. sharp every night and ate steak or chicken. The book revealed the monarch loved to spoil her fur babies and sometimes added gravy to their meals. But after the Queen’s tragic death, many are worried about the puppies Elizabeth loved. The topic of “corgis” was trending on Twitter, and many were concerned about the queen’s dogs. One Twitter user tweeted, “I just need to know the corgis are fine.” The Twitterverse was concerned that certain members of the Queen’s family were also taking the corgis, and one Twitter user tweeted, “I don’t trust either Charles nor Camilla with the corgis.”
The royal expert said corgis are the queen’s first and most enduring love
It was no secret that Queen Elizabeth II loved her corgis, but a royal expert made a surprising observation about the Queen and her beloved dogs. Royal expert Ingrid Seward told Newsweek that corgis are the “Queen’s first and most enduring love”. Seward noted to Newsweek, “She loves animals and she absolutely adores dogs. She always has, they were her first love and they will be her last.” According to Good to Know, when she died the queen had four dogs, including two corgis, a “dorgi” and a cocker spaniel. The “Dorgi” is a Dachshund-Corgi mix created by the Queen after she bred one of her Corgis with her sister Margaret’s dachshund.
Royal experts are divided over what will happen to the Queen’s beloved puppies now. Seward thinks Prince Andrew could take the cocker spaniel and the “dorgi” while Elizabeth’s other children take the corgis. But royal author and expert Penny Junor told Newsweek she believes the puppies will be cared for by two of the Queen’s staff. Junor claimed that caring for the Queen’s beloved dogs in recent years has been largely the responsibility of Elizabeth’s assistant, Angela Kelly, and her faithful page, Paul Whybrew. Junior said: “They both like the dogs,” and Kelly and Whybrew had spent plenty of time with the Queen (and her dogs).