Queen Elizabeth II’s love of corgi dogs is legendary. However, after owning more that 30 corgis in her lifetime she is now left with just two, and a palace confidant says she has no plans to add to the pack as she feels too old to care for them.
Monty Roberts, an adviser to the Queen and a frequent guest at the royal residence, told Vanity Fair that the British monarch, 89, has bred her last Pembrokeshire Welsh corgi. “She didn’t want to leave any young dog behind,” said Roberts. “She wanted to put an end to it.”
The Queen fell in love with the breed as a young child and named her first dog Dookie. According to the Telegraph, she still feeds them herself and takes them on daily walks.
The last two dogs left to enjoy the comforts of the royal household are named Holly and Willow. They are both almost 12 years old and so cannot be expected to live much longer.
Roberts, 80, said that the tone of his conversation with the Queen “concerned” him since he did not want her to think about dying.
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