The Queen is reportedly in mourning after one of her beloved dorgis died, leaving her with only one dog remaining in the household.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi and dachshund mix Vulcan is one of 30 dogs the Queen has owned over the years, and is expected to be buried at Windsor.
“Clearly the loss of a loved pet is upsetting,” a royal source told The Sun.
“Anyone who has owned a dog knows how sad it is to lose them.”
The Queen is now left with only one pet, Candy, also a dorgi, after the last of her Corgi’s Whisper died in 2018.
Whisper was gifted to the Queen in 2016, following the passing of Bill Fenwick, a former Sandringham gamekeeper, and the monarch took the pooch on as her own.
“She couldn’t resist Whisper and now she has asked Bill’s family if she can keep him,” a source told The Sun in 2018.
It’s believed the Queen decided to stop breeding dogs in 2018, because she did not want to leave any behind after her death.
She also admitted in 2016 she was afraid to adopt any more dogs in case she tripped over them.
“The fact is she worries about too many dogs around her feet and the danger she will trip up and hurt herself badly,” a senior courtier told The Express.
The monarch has owned 30 dogs, all of which have descended from mother Susan, the corgi which was given to her as an 18th birthday present.
The Queen’s corgis were said to have ruled the roost in Buckingham Palace and according to the Independent, they were served fish, steak, rabbit or chicken for dinner.
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