The Queen has loved Corgis since she was a small child. The first she ever owned was called Dookie, which her father, The future King George VI, brought home for his daughters Elizabeth, 7 and Margaret, 3, in 1933.
Although Queen Elizabeth has previously said that she will no longer have dogs, she has adopted a Corgi name whisper, who belongs to her late gamekeeper.
According to the Sun newspaper, the Queen fell in love with whisper during her regular walks with him after Bill Fenwick, the Sandringham gamekeeper, passed away. Whisper, a nine years old Corgi, was actually bred by the Queen and given to Bill and his wife, Nancy, as a gift.
Nancy Fenwick, who died two years ago, was the keeper of Queen’s Corgis. Now the queen added whisper to her family. He will join the Queen’s other dogs, Willow, Vulcan, and Candy.
Originally, the queen had decided she would not have any more dogs for fear of them tripping her. She also did not want to leave her Corgi without an owner if something happened to her. However, she “could not resist whisper.”
Can you blame her? You know what they say, Corgis are like potato chips, and you can’t have only one (or three).
Did you want to know more about the Queen’s favorite dog breed, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi? Then check the following fact about the queen and her love for Corgi:
According to Brian Hoey in the 2013 book “Pet by Royal Appointment,” the Queen’s Corgis are fed promptly at 5 pm. Every night and dine on a filet of steak and chicken breast that has been well prepared by the chef. The menu, created from scratch with fresh ingredients is written daily and placed in the kitchen. Their meals are hand delivered to them by a footman, while sometimes the Queen herself pours gravy over their feast before they start eating.
After they get their lunch, the Queen takes her pack out for their second walk of the day around the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Their first one when they wake up is accompanied by a footman.
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