Get out the Kibble, Buckingham Palace is getting one more furry friend.
Britain’s longest ruling monarch is a creature of habit. She always carries her handbag with her, everywhere she goes. She is almost always wearing a regal looking hat and it’s a safe bet that within the palace walls, wherever Queen Elizabeth II goes, a corgi or two will follow. Despite the fact that she declared several years ago she would not get any more dogs, as reported by The Sun, it appears the Queen has had a change of heart.
Her Majesty's love affair with the Welsh dog breed has deep roots. According to Vanity Fair, in 1933, the would be King George and wife Queen Elizabeth, more commonly known now as the Queen Mum, brought home a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Dookie. A young Elizabeth absolutely fell in love with her furry pal. When the Queen turned eighteen, she got her own pup named Susan. Susan even went with the Queen and Prince Phillip on their honeymoon! We know how it is to be attached to our four-legged companions! Breeding Susan and her kin became a passion project for the Queen and those little stubby-legged, adorable creatures became an unofficial mascot of the House of Windsor.
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The Sun also reported that the Queen, now in her nineties, declared she didn’t want any more doges because she feared she might trip and fall when walking them. Things have changed, it appears, following the death of Bill Fenwick, groundskeeper at Sandringham—her Majesty’s country estate. Fenwick also had a corgi named Whisper and when he passed, the Queen took up Whisper's daily walks. She has formed quite an attachment and asked Fenwick’s family if she could adopt Whisper. We certainly don’t blame you! What’s one more?