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Among the many hallmarks of Queen Elizabeth II was her love for animals, and significantly canine.
On Thursday, the Queen died in her Balmoral property in Scotland at age 96. Over the course of her life, Elizabeth owned greater than 30 pets — a majority of which had been Pembroke Welsh Corgis.
She leaves behind at the least four dogs — two corgis, one cocker spaniel and one dorgi (a dachshund corgi hybrid that the Queen is credited in originating). Their names are Muick, Sandy, Lissy and Sweet, respectively.
Elizabeth’s affinity for canine may be traced again to her 18th birthday, when she was first given a corgi named Susan, from whom all of the corgis bred by the queen are descended.
Over the many years, the queen’s canine companions had been typically seen shut by their proprietor wherever she went. In 2014, they helped consolation Dr. David Nott, a surgeon who had simply returned from Syria, during a PTSD attack.
In 2015, Elizabeth determined she would cease bringing new canine underneath her care out of worry of leaving any puppies behind, Monty Roberts, a royal horse whisperer instructed Vanity Fair. However after her husband Prince Philip’s dying in 2021, Elizabeth had a change of heart.
With out Elizabeth, the canine could also be separated and given to numerous relations, some consultants speculate.
“Andrew has Cocker Spaniels so he would possibly take again the one he gave her. William and Kate additionally love canine so they might have them,” Claudia Joseph, a journalist based mostly in London, instructed the New York Post.
Others imagine the pets could also be underneath the care of Elizabeth’s trusted workers.
Penny Junor, who has written extensively in regards to the queen’s corgis, famous that each Elizabeth’s dressmaker, Angela Kelly, and royal worker, Paul Whybrew, have expertise caring for the Queen’s canine, Newsweek reported.
After her passing, Annie Leibovitz who photographed the queen along with her pets in 2016, wrote on Twitter, “The Queen went out strolling along with her canine day by day… The Queen grew up with corgis, fearless little canine bred for herding cattle. Her father introduced a corgi residence when she was seven, and she or he was not with out one— for many years afterward.”
The Queen went out strolling along with her canine day by day… The Queen grew up with corgis, fearless little canine bred for herding cattle. Her father introduced a corgi residence when she was seven, and she or he was not with out one— for many years afterward.
Windsor Citadel, Berkshire, England, 2016 pic.twitter.com/HYPrwa1b7p
— Annie Leibovitz (@annieleibovitz) September 8, 2022