Prince Andrew and his ex-wife will take care of the Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgis, following the monarch’s death.
During her reign, the Queen had around 30 corgis and dorgis (corgi-dachshund hybrid) and was well-known for her love of animals.
Muick and Sandy, her most recent pair, were donated to her by the Duke of York last year.
A spokeswoman for Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, confirmed that the canines will be cared for.
Sandy was a replacement for Fergus, who died in the aftermath of Prince Philip’s death at the age of five months.
Fergus the dorgi, named after the Queen’s uncle, who was killed in action during World War I, and Muick had entertained the monarch after they joined her at Windsor during the lockdown.
In early 2021, Andrew purchased both for his mother.
Sandy’s later arrival was a surprise gift from Andrew and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie on Andrew’s 95th birthday.
Andrew was seen in Balmoral on Saturday with daughters Beatrice and Eugenie, where they viewed the tributes placed for the Queen and thanked well-wishers for coming to pay their respects.
When asked how things were going, Andrew replied, “We’ve been permitted one day, now we start the process of handing her on.”
Meanwhile, Sarah described the Queen as “the most incredible mother-in-law and friend” who she will miss “more than words can express.”
Susan the Original corgi
The majority of the Queen’s corgis were descended from Susan, her first corgi, who was given to her on her 18th birthday.
The Queen cared for her own dogs as much as she could, and the corgis joined her for weekends at Windsor, where they stayed in her special rooms.
She fed them whenever her hectic schedule allowed, and she also enjoyed walking the dogs.
Princess Diana reportedly described the monarch’s collection as a “moving carpet.”
Via: News Sky