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Sarah Ferguson makes 'terrifying' confession about adopting Queen's corgis with Prince Andrew

The late Queen Elizbeth II left behind her beloved corgis, Muick and Sandy

Sarah Ferguson wears a cream blouse to appear on the Kelly Clarkson Show, 2023
Georgia Brown
Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer
March 30, 2023
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Sarah Ferguson, certainly has her hands full as grandmother to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie's two young children - soon to be three

Along with her grandparenting duties, the former wife of Prince Andrew was also left with the task of looking after the late Queen Elizabeth II's beloved corgis following her death in September 2022, a responsibility she has described as "terrifying".

WATCH: Heartbreaking moment the Queen's corgis watch her coffin go past

Last week, Sarah joined Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas on The One Show, opening up about her new role as dog mother to the Queen's pups, Muick and Sandy. 

"Because they are national treasures I am terrified when they go out running," shared the mother-of-two. "They chase everything, straight into the trees and I'm going 'no, no, the nation loves you, stop, stop chasing squirrels'."

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, during an exclusive interview for HT City-Hindustan Times, at Hotel Leela on November 7, 2015 in New Delhi, India.
Sarah Ferguson has inherited the Queen's corgis

 Alex added: "You used to walk them together, didn't you? When Her Majesty was alive?"

 Sarah agreed, explaining that her new responsibility makes her reflect about her late mother-in-law's 70-year reign. "I really think about the value system that she supported in this country," she shared. 

Walking the Queen's pups isn't the only "terrifying" thing about adopting them, however. The corgis are said to follow an extremely strict routine, including an indulgent diet prepared especially by royal chefs. 

Queen Elizabeth II photographing her corgis at Windsor Park in 1960 in Windsor, England.© Getty
Queen Elizabeth II considered her corgis to be like family

Earlier this month, the author also admitted she can sense the Queen's presence at her Windsor home thanks to the corgis' intuition. She told PEOPLE magazine that the two dogs often "bark at nothing," leading her to believe the ghost of Queen Elizabeth II is "passing by."

 Sarah and Prince Andrew's jaw-dropping Grade II-listed property, which has belonged to Andrew since the Queen Mother's death in 2002, is every inch a royal residence with grand exterior, amazing interiors and plenty of space for the corgis to roam around.

 The grand property boasts some 30 rooms including seven bedrooms and 21 acres of secluded gardens - perfect for walking the late monarch's "national treasures".

 Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew at Royal Ascot © Getty Images
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew live together at Royal Lodge in Windsor

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