Queen saddened by death of last corgi

27/08/2018 Posted by admin

The Queen’s last corgi has died ending the British monarch’s association with the dog breed.The Queen’s last remaining corgi, Willow, has died at the age of 14 following a cancer-related illness.

The Queen made the choice to end the dog’s suffering, ending the British monarch’s association with the breed dating back eight decades, according to UK media reports.

The dog was put to sleep at Windsor Castle on Sunday, according to the Daily Mail

Willow was the 14th generation descended from Susan, a gift to the then Princess Elizabeth on her 18th birthday in 1944.

As a teenager, Princess Elizabeth fell in love with her father’s dog Dookie, a Pembrokeshire corgi, and wanted one of her own, and was given Susan.

During her reign, she has owned more than 30 corgis, many of them direct descendants of Susan, who was so loved that she accompanied Princess Elizabeth on her honeymoon.

Willow appeared in the 2012 James Bond sketch which the Queen recorded for the London Olympics opening ceremony.

The Queen has always held a particular fondness for corgis, and they have enjoyed the run of Buckingham Palace – even in the middle of formal state events.

Australian Associated Press

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