Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered for countless things, including her historic 70-year reign, her children and their children, her infectious smileher colorful outfits, her timeless jewelery collection and her beloved corgis.
Today, on the day of the late monarch’s state funeral, her dogs, Muick and Sandy, were walked by guards inside Windsor Castle. Prince Andrew was seen standing with them for a few minutes before going to his mother’s service.
The funeral took place in Westminster Abbey in London at 11 am English time. Attendees included the entire royal family, as well as royalty from other countries and world leaders.
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BAZAAR.com previously reported that it is Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York, who will now care for the Queen’s corgis after her death. The exes still live together at Royal Lodge in Windsor – Muick and Sandy’s new home.
A source close to the Duke of York told BAZAAR, “The corgis will return to live at the Royal Lodge with the Duke and Duchess. It was the Duchess who found the puppies, which were presented to Her Majesty by the Duke.”
The source added: “The Duchess bonded with Her Majesty over dog walking and horse riding and even after her divorce she would continue her good friendship with Her Majesty by walking the dogs in Frogmore and chatting.”
Prince Andrew and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, presented the monarch dogs Muick and Fergus in the spring of 2021, when Prince Philip was hospitalized. Fergus sadly died aged two months, after which Andrew gave his mother another corgi, Sandy, on what would have been Philip’s 100th birthday.