The Duke of York and Sarah, the Duchess of York, will become the new owners of Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgi after her death.
The Queen died Thursday at Balmoral Castle at the age of 96, leaving two dogs behind.
A spokesman for Prince Andrew said he and Sarah would encounter animals called Muek and Sandy. The prince gave both dogs to the late king.
was the queen Famous a big fan of the breed She owned more than 30 dogs during her lifetime.
In early 2021, she was given two new puppies, one a corgi and the other a dorje, a mixed breed of corgi and dachshund.
Dogs were given to the Queen during her stay in Windsor during lockdown for her amusement while the Duke of Edinburgh was in hospital.
They also arrived as Buckingham Palace and the royal family were dealing with the claims of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, which rocked the monarchy.
Queen Dorje Fergus is named after her uncle, brother of her mother, Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who was killed in World War I in 1915.
The corgi was named Muek, after a favorite place near Balmoral Castle, where she traditionally spent the summer.
However, the late King was devastated by the death of five-month-old Fergus just weeks after she greeted him – shortly after Prince Philip also died, in April 2021.
He was later replaced by a new corgi pup from Andrew, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie for her official 95th birthday, whom the Queen named Sandy.
Angela Kelly, her costume designer, said the puppies have been a constant source of joy.
according to telegraphA source close to Prince Andrew said: “The Duchess has been associated with Her Majesty on dog walks and horseback riding and even after her divorce, she would continue her great friendship with Her Majesty, by walking dogs in Frogmore and chatting.”
Andrew appeared in the public eye on Saturday for the first time since his father’s memorial service in March this year.
the duke Attended a prayer service for the Queen in Krathie Kirk, near Balmoral Along with other members of the royal family, including his daughters.
He thanked people for visiting Balmoral and said in a short speech: “We were once allowed, and now we are starting a delivery [the Queen] on me.”
“Nice to see you, thanks for coming,” he added.
Andrew’s appearance comes after him He lost his role as a colonel in the Grenadier Guardalong with other military titles and royal patronage in January.
He has retired from public life due to his friendship with and after convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein He paid millions to settle a civil sexual assault case brought against him by Virginia Joffrey.
The Duke vehemently denies all allegations against him and consistently claims that he has never met Mrs. Joffrey.
He reached a £10m settlement with her in February, including damages to Ms Giuffre and a donation to charities to stop the case going to civil trial.
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