The Queen welcomes a new member to Buckingham Palace

The Queen has reportedly welcomed another corgi into Buckingham Palace.

Despite declaring her reluctance to add to her furry brood last year, Her Majesty apparently couldn’t resist taking nine-year-old corgi Whisper, home with her recently.

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According to The Sun, Whisper belonged to the Sandringham gamekeeper, Bill Fenwick, who sadly passed away.

The Queen has adopted a new corgi. Photo: Getty Images
The Queen has adopted a new corgi. Photo: Getty Images

“She couldn’t resist Whisper and now she has asked Bill’s family if she can keep him,” a source told the publication.

Bill’s wife Nancy died two years ago and according to reports, she used to look after the Queen’s dogs.

Now it’s been claimed the Queen is eager to honour their memory by returning the favour.

However it goes against everything Her Majesty said last year when she revealed she was afraid to adopt any more dogs in case she tripped over them.

Her Majesty took over caring for the dog after it's owner passed away. Photo: Getty Images
Her Majesty took over caring for the dog after it's owner passed away. Photo: Getty Images

'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.

“Her corgis are getting on a bit and move along at a sedate speed but a young dog would obviously be very lively and much more active.

“Her main fear is that if she fell and broke her arm or even a leg she would not be able to perform her duties for many weeks if not months, and that would upset her greatly.”

The Queen’s corgis are said to rule the roost in Buckingham Palace and according to the Independent, they are served fish, steak, rabbit or chicken for dinner.

In an interview with Town & Country magazine, Dr Roger Mugford, revealed how dinner time works at the palace.

The Queen is known for her love of corgis. Photo: Getty Images
The Queen is known for her love of corgis. Photo: Getty Images

“At feeding times, each dog had an individually designed menu, including an array of homeopathic and herbal remedies.

“Their food was served by a butler in an eclectic collection of battered silver and porcelain dishes.

“As I watched, the Queen got the corgis to sit in a semi-circle around her, and then fed them one by one, in order of seniority. The others just sat and patiently waited their turn.”

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