Elizabeth II’s famous corgis are adopted by her son Andrew

(London) Their fate has so far been hanging in the balance: The Corgis, adored by Queen Elizabeth, inseparable dogs of the sovereign who died on Thursday at the age of 96, have finally found a home: with her son Prince Andrew.

Posted at 12:07 p.m

A spokeswoman for Prince Andrew, the Queen’s third child, and his ex-wife, the Duchess of York Sarah, announced on Sunday that they were taking care of Muick and Sandy, the Queen’s two surviving corgis.

Often touted as Elizabeth II’s “favorite son,” Andrew resigned from the monarchy following sexual assault charges in the United States, which he ended by paying millions of dollars.

It was he who had already given her these two little puppies a few months apart. Muick and Sandy, the last proud representatives of the Queen’s more than 30 corgis, have brought her much comfort during the pandemic, according to her dresser, Angela Kelly.

Muick had joined the family in early 2021 to brighten up the day-to-day life of the monarch, who was then – like the rest of the country – confined to Windsor with another pup named Fergus.

Sadly, the latter passed away a few weeks later at the age of five months, shortly after the death of Prince Philip, husband of the Queen. As a replacement, Andrew and his daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, gave Elizabeth II little Sandy on the occasion of her 95th birthdaye official birthday.

The Queen’s love for these little dogs dates back at least to 1944, when her parents gave her their very first Corgi, Susan, for her 18th birthday, from whom most of their later dogs were descended.


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In this file photo taken on January 31, 1959, Queen Elizabeth II is pictured at her desk with her Corgi dog, Susan.

As far as possible, Elizabeth II looked after her own dogs, which accompanied her to Windsor at weekends and lived in her private homes. She fed them whenever her busy schedule would allow and also loved walking them.

His love for corgis was showcased at his platinum jubilee celebrations to celebrate his 70th anniversary in June, with a gathering of 70 corgis at Balmoral and a corgi race at Musselburgh racecourse.

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