Corgis have long been associated with the Queen and seem to hold a special place in her heart. The monarch is an animal lover and is believed to have owned 30 throughout her reign.
And although Her Majesty marked her 96th birthday with a picture of herself grinning between two white ponies, reflecting her lifelong passion for horses, her corgis have made many appearances throughout the years. On her 90th birthday in 2016, the Queen was photographed with her corgis, and lesser-known breed dorgis, by Annie Leibowitz. Dorgis are a cross between dachshund and corgis and are also bred by the Queen.
It’s thought the Queen’s love of corgis stemmed from her childhood. On her eighteenth birthday, she was given Susan the corgi and all subsequent corgis bred by The Queen have been descended from Susan.
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But how many pet pooches does the Queen currently have? what are their names and what is life like in the palace for Her Majesty’s furry friends?
How many corgis does the Queen have?
According to OK! Online, the monarch has a dorgi, Candy, and two corgis, one of which is called Muick. The other was gifted to her by Prince Andrew and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice after the death of Muick’s sidekick, Fergus.
The Queen also recently bucked tradition and became the owner of an award-winning cocker spaniel, who she affectionately called Lissy. The four-year-old cocker spaniel’s moniker is also a nickname for Her Majesty.
The life of a royal corgi
Life at the palace is pretty luxurious for the Queen’s furry friends, with a former royal chef recently revealing the delectable menu served to the pooches. According to The Mirror, former royal chef Darren McGrady previously said: “The corgis have their own menu. One day they’ll have lamb, one day beef and then another, chicken.
“We had to make sure that all the meat was cut very finely and diced so there were no bones because we couldn’t have them choking.”
Rumour has it that the Queen’s beloved pooches also have their own spacious sleeping quarters. OK! Online reported that they sleep on luxurious raised wicker beds with fresh sheets that are changed daily.
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