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Prince Andrew To Inherit Queen Elizabeth’s Beloved Corgis

Prince Andrew To Inherit Queen Elizabeth’s Beloved Corgis

Well, they have to end up with someone, right? British Royal News says that out of all the people in the royal family, it’s Prince Andrew who will take on Queen Elizabeth’s beloved corgis. The prince and his former spouse Sarah Ferguson will take on Muick and Sandy following the queen’s death at Balmoral last Thursday. Here’s what you need to know.

The Duke of York – the queen’s third son and often reported to be her favorite – and Ferguson had given Muick and Sandy to the queen as a gift. The pets were a comfort to the queen while she was at Windsor Castle during the coronavirus pandemic, her dresser Angela Kelly said. The fate of the two corgis – the latest in a long line of more than 30 of the sandy, short-legged dogs throughout Elizabeth’s reign – had been a mystery.

Prince Andrew To Inherit Queen Elizabeth’s Beloved Corgis

Muick joined the royal family at the start of 2021 along with a so-called “dorgi”, a cross between a corgi and a dachshund, called Fergus. Fergus died after just five months and was later replaced with Sandy, a new corgi puppy from Andrew and his daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, for the queen’s official 95th birthday. The corgi gifts came in the same year that Prince Andrew stepped back from his public duties due to the scandal over his relationship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

The little, mainly sandy-coloured corgi dogs with pointy ears were a busy presence in the queen’s court, following her from room to room in Buckingham Palace and featuring in official photos. They were even given a starring role in the spoof James Bond clip filmed with the queen for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. She stopped raising corgis in her 90s so as not to leave them orphaned after her death, and the 2018 demise of Willow, the last corgi she reared herself, served as a reminder of the monarch’s own mortality.

The queen was so fond of her corgis that she personally supervised their daily meal, according to “Pets by Royal Appointment”, by author Brian Hoey, a book on British royal pets since the 16th century.

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