Queen Elizabeth II got a new four-legged friend for her birthday!
London, UK - The Queen has another new dog! Elizabeth II had taken in two new four-legged friends at Buckingham Palace only last March, but one of them recently passed away. In honor of her 95th birthday, she has received a special gift with a wagging tail.
The name of the little corgi remains a royal secret, but it is known that the monarch already received the animal last Thursday, on what would have been the 100th birthday of her husband Prince Philip (†99) , who died in April.
Queen Elizabeth has been an animal lover her entire life, with dogs being valued members of Palace society for generations.
The new member of the household should be all the more welcome at present, as the Queen has had to cope with several tragic strokes of fate lately.
Only a few weeks after her husband passed away in May, her dog Fergus was also killed. The little Dorgi (a mixture of corgi and dachshund) was just five months old when he suddenly passed away.
Queen Elizabeht II said she was "over the moon" about her new corgi
Both Fergus and the (fortunately still alive) Corgi Muick had also been given to Elizabeth II by her son and her two granddaughters, who now gave her another animal joy.
Speaking to The Sun, an insider who is said to be well-informed about what's going on at Windsor Castle, explained how delighted the 95-year-old is with her gift: "The Queen has had a rough time and she is absolutely delighted to have a new corgi.
"She was distraught when Fergus died suddenly, but this new dog will be perfect company for Muick going forward," the insider added.
The Queen originally decided a few years ago she would not breed her corgis any longer, citing her fear of tripping over them or leaving them behind for others to care for when she passed away. But the pandemic changed her mind and she has adopted two more since.
The Queen has owned over 30 corgis, most descended from one she was gifted at age 18. The popular dorgi breed is said to have orginated in the royal household when a dachshund named Pipkin belonging to Princess Margaret mated with one of the Queen's beloved corgis.
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