Update: According to People magazine, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (also known as Fergie) will inherit the queen’s corgis.
Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday at the age of 96, had a love of corgis that went back to when she was a child. Newsweek published 20 pictures of the queen with her corgis over the years, and there are even pictures that go back to when she was Princess Elizabeth.
Elizabeth had many corgis throughout her lifetime.
The first family corgi was named Dookie. Fox 13 News reported, “Queen Elizabeth’s love of the corgi is well known. Her father, George VI, introduced the breed to the royal family in 1933 when he bought a corgi called Dookie.”
Since then, the queen has cared for many corgis. During her life, it is estimated that the queen owned more than 40 corgis, according to The Economist.
According to Fox 13 News, many of these corgis descended from the family’s corgi Susan.
What happens to Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis now?
According to Newsweek, Queen Elizabeth II had two corgis and two cocker spaniels. While a plan for caring for the dogs has not yet been released following her death, Ingrid Seward, a royal biographer, speculated that the queen’s children will likely take care of the dogs.
Penny Junor suggested that the care of the dogs would go to the queen’s staff, including the queen’s dressmaker and assistant, Angela Kelly, and her right-hand man Paul Whybrew.