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What will happen to the Queen's beloved Corgis?

The Queen considered her dogs to be her "family"

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Georgia Brown
Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer
Updated: 11 September 2022
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Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96. The longest-reigning British monarch is survived by her four children, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, along with her beloved cohort of furry companions who she fondly referred to as "her family".

READ: The Queen's passion for animals: her lifelong love affair with Corgis and horses

Throughout the seven decades of her reign, the Queen owned more than 30 Corgis - and tolerated no less than the royal treatment for them. From dog food prepared by royal chefs, to joining her on tours and even accompanying her for Earl Grey and biscuits in bed each morning, the Queen's pups were a valued part of her life.

WATCH: Everything you need to know about the Royal Family's dogs

It's thought that at the time of her death, the Queen owned two Corgis, Muick and Sandy, one Dorgi (a dachshund/corgi crossbreed), named Candy, and a Cocker Spaniel.

A change from her usual Corgis, the royal adopted the Pedigree Wolferton Drama in January 2022, sweetly named 'Lissy' in her honour. The four-year-old pup was crowned top dog at the Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship - earning her place as the Queen's first gundog champion in any breed.

READ: The Queen's corgis have their own menu - and it's prepared by royal chefs

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The Queen considered her beloved dogs to be "part of her family"

Other much-loved royal Corgis in the Queen's lifetime include Susan, Willow, Holly, Vulcan, Dookie, Monty, Honey, Berry, Emma, and Linnet.

The Queen's father, King George VI, arguably sparked Elizabeth's obsession with Corgis after she was gifted her first pup Susan on her milestone 18th birthday in 1944. Their bond proved so strong that Her Majesty even snuck her four-legged friend on her honeymoon in 1947!

MORE: 12 cute photos of the royal family and their adorable pets

RELATED: 6 beloved royal dog breeds: Corgis, Spaniels and more

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The monarch's Corgis travelled everywhere with her

Now the Queen has died, it has been revealed that The Duke and Duchess of York are prepping to rehome the late monarch's beloved corgis. 

According to The Telegraph, Prince Andrew will welcome his mother's canine clan at his Windsor residence, which he continues to share with the Duchess despite their divorce. 

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The Queen owned over 30 dogs during her 70-year reign

The choice of family member seems fitting given the 62-year-old's sweet gesture last year. 

In the hopes of distracting the Queen whilst Prince Philip was in hospital, the father-of-two gifted his mother two dogs, Muick and Fergus. When Fergus sadly passed in May 2021, the late monarch was reportedly left 'devastated'. 

On what would have been Prince Philip's 100th birthday, Prince Andrew is said to have bought his mother another puppy named Sandy to replace Fergus.

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