Queen Elizabeth just lost a beloved member of her family. It was her last Corgis, Willow. His death means the Queen is corgi-less for the first time since 1936.
It’s a hard time for Her Majesty.
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Willow, who reportedly died of cancer-related causes, lived for 14 wonderful years by Her Majesty’s side. She was also the 14th generation of corgis bred by Queen Elizabeth.
Her Majesty received her very first corgis as a gift when she was just 7 years old.
The one, she got at the age of 7, was a Pembroke Welsh corgi named Dookie. Next, the royal couple were gifted a corgi they lovingly named, Susan prior to their wedding.
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That dog was so beloved and close to the couple, that she even accompanied them on their honeymoon. The royal couple then used Susan to begin their long breeding line. This breeding line led all the way down to Willow.
A royal source said:-
“She has mourned every one of her corgis over the years. But, she has been more upset about Willow’s death. It is probably because Willow was the last link to her parents. Or maybe, a pastime that goes back to her own childhood. It really does feel like the end of an era”.
Though Her Majesty is not done with being a dog mother just yet.
According to our findings, she still has two corgi-dachshunds named Vulcan and Candy. Moreover, in 2017, Queen Elizabeth kindly agreed to adopt a corgi named Whisper.
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Still, this doesn’t make Willow’s death any easier for Her Majesty.
Willow represents a significant thread running through the Queen’s life from her teenage years to her 90’s. For many years she fed and raised her corgis.
According to reports, the dog is now buried on the castle grounds. Soon, its grave will be marked with a headstone with Willow’s name and the words: “A faithful companion of the Queen”.