While the late Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered for many things, not least her phenomenal 70 year reign, perhaps top of the list was her love of the Corgi.
Smart, affectionate and alert, the Queen owned more than 30 of these energetic and bright-eyed pups across the course of her life and considered them to be amongst her most loyal and treasured companions.
In honor of her love of this spirited Welsh breed, Corgi owners and royal fans across the United Kingdom are planning a series of parades with their canine companions to pay tribute to Her Majesty.
Scheduled to take place on October 9th, exactly one month and one day after her death, the Corgi gatherings will be held at several royal estates, including Buckingham Palace, Windsor, Sandringham and Balmoral.
Queen Elizabeth II had a lifelong love affair with the Corgi, receiving her first one as a gift from her father on her 18th birthday.
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Alongside the Corgi, she also owned around 10 Dorgis over the years, a breed she is said to have created by breeding her Corgi, Tiny, with her sister Princess Margaret’s Dachshund, Pipkin.
The Queen is survived by two Corgis, Muick and Sandy, who were gifted to her by her son, Prince Andrew, and granddaughters, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie. A spokesperson has confirmed that they will join the Duke and Duchess of York at their estate in Windsor.
With the last Corgi parade having taken place in June of this year to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, royal fans across the country are busy making plans for their final Corgi parade in honor of Her Majesty.
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