THE QUEEN became known around the world for her kind and loving nature, as well as her unwavering commitment to her role as monarch.
Also well documented was her love of animals, regularly depicted on outings with a clan of corgis during her reign.
But what will happen to the beloved dogs she left behind after her death yesterday afternoon?
Queen Elizabeth II owned at least one Corgi for 85 years, until 2018, when Whisper was the last to die.
But in 2021, the monarch was gifted two more – named Muick and Fergus.
Tragically, the latter died of a heart defect just two months later, but was replaced by Prince Philip on his 100th birthday.
The Queen also owned a dorgi – a cross between Whisper and a dachshund owned by Princess Margaret.
That means she leaves behind two corgis and a dorgi.
During her reign, she owned more than 30 corgis – the first, Susan, an 18th birthday present from her parents in 1944.
Her love of the breed grew out of her love for her father’s Pembrokshire Corgi, Dookie.
But so soon after her death, the public has not yet been told where the Queen’s surviving dogs will go.
Royal correspondent Victoria Arbiter told The Independent that she expects a plan to be privately agreed.
She said: “We can only speculate about plans for the corgis – nothing is left to chance with the royal family.
“The royal family is a dog-loving family, although no one is particularly fond of corgis.
“The Queen was definitely the Lord and Master and had a wonderful journey with them. They were known to nibble on the ankles of the royal family.”
Victoria told The Independent she predicts one of the Queen’s children could be looking after the dogs, or failing that, a trusted employee.
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