Another twist of fate for Queen Elizabeth II. The 95-year-old monarch has just lost one of her two dogs, Fergus, who is just five months old. She had received the young Corgis as a gift from her son Andrew last March while Prince Philip was hospitalized at King Edward VII in London. The Sun reports that the Queen regularly walked her two new recruits in the gardens of Windsor Castle and is now “devastated” after the death of one of them this weekend, just a month after the death of her husband on April 9. A source explains to the Sun that the puppies had been offered to the queen to “cheer her up during this difficult period”, punctuated by the health problems of Prince Philip and the shock interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. If Elizabeth II lost Fergus, whom she had named in homage to her uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who died during the First World War, in 1915, she still has Muick – pronounced “Mick” -, baptized in reference to the ‘one of the Queen’s favorite places, namely Loch Muick in the Balmoral area, Scotland.
New puppies will keep the Queen company now Prince Philip has gone.Last month, at the age of 94, the monarch took on two new puppies – Fergus, a dorgi, and Muick, a corgiRead more ⬇️https: //t.co/ khQft5hpFm pic.twitter.com/knu2IX3O5o
– The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 12, 2021
Queen Elizabeth II owned more than 30 corgis in her lifetime
Alongside the young corgi Muick, the queen also owns a dorgi – a cross between a corgi and a dachshund – named Candy. Before the arrival of the new puppies last March, Elizabeth II had lost her last Vulcan Corgi last October, after 30 years spent surrounded by many short-legged companions.
Queen Elisabeth II © Agency