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It’s The End Of A Royal Era As The Queen’s Last Corgi Dies

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The Queen received her first corgi as a gift when she was 18-years-old and has spent decades loving several corgis lucky enough to call her their Royal mum. Now, it’s the end of an era, as the last of her corgis, Whisper has died.

Related: Queen Elizabeth Mourns The Loss of Her Beloved Corgi, Willow

She adopted Whisper two years ago from a beloved staff member who passed away. Whisper was a comfort to her, as her corgi Willow died earlier this year.  Though Her Majesty had decided she’d not adopt any more corgis due to tripping hazards, royal sources said she was greatly attached to Whisper, and Whisper joined the Royal Family.

Willow was the last of the line of Susan, who was given to her as an 18th birthday gift from her father, King George VI. He brought the first corgi into the family in 1933 when the Queen was seven-years-old. When Willow died, Whisper kept a corgi in the family.

While this now means there are no more royal corgis, Her Majesty, a well-known dog lover, still has several dogs she dotes on. She has two dorgis named Vulcan and Candy, and you may recognize them for their famous mugs in the Queen’s 90th birthday pictures.  Vulcan and Candy are the product of a little royal hanky-panky, as one of the queen’s corgis mated with one of her sister, Prince Margarate’s dachshunds. As well, when the Queen stays at her English estate, a loved group of Labradors keeps Her Majesty company.

Related: Queen Elizabeth Falls in Love and Adopts a Corgi

We are sad to see this 74-year Royal legacy end and send our thoughts to the Queen. At the end of the day, when you’re a pet parent, there’s no royalty or commoners–there’s just unashamed adoration of the most loving souls.


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