Queen Elizabeth liked corgis since she was a young child

BRITAIN - The phrase "corgi" has a special meaning for many people all across the world because of Queen Elizabeth II. They were always by her mother-in-side, the law as Princess Diana famously described them as a "moving carpet." The late queen's regular friends since she was a young girl were corgis, short, fluffy small dogs with a high-pitched bark. Throughout her life, she had close to 30 pets, who lived lives of luxury befitting a royal pet. The public is worried about how Elizabeth's beloved pets will be cared for in the wake of her passing last week. However, a palace spokesman told Sky News on Sunday that the corgis will reside with Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. According to Robert Lacey, a royal historian and the author of "Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor," one of the intriguing questions that people have about the burial is if a corgi would be there. Corgis, these short-legged, bad-tempered animals with a yap that isn't particularly appealing to many people in Britain, were the queen's dearest pals. However, they were also extremely necessary to the monarch. In 1933, Elizabeth's father, King George VI, brought home a Pembroke Welsh corgi they named Dookie, sparking the start of her passion for corgis. The first of many pictures to emerge over the years would show a young Elizabeth strolling the dog in front of their opulent London home. The first of several corgis to follow, Susan, was given to her when she was 18 and given the name. The queen later acquired dorgis, which are dachshund and corgi hybrids. Over time, they grew to be a part of her persona and would eventually appear with her in public. The corgis stayed at Elizabeth's side for all of her seventy years in power, going on formal outings with her, allegedly sleeping in their room at Buckingham Palace with daily sheet changes, and occasionally biting the ankles of errant guests or members of the royal family. In the parody film that introduced the London 2012 Summer Olympics, three of them even joined the queen as she stepped into James Bond's waiting helicopter. In her 2018 biography "All the Queen's Corgis," British author Penny Junor chronicled the spirited lives of these corgis. Elizabeth chose the dogs' names, walked and fed them, and when they passed away, buried them with personalized plaques, according to what she wrote. The queen's loyal assistant and designer, Angela Kelly, and her page, Paul Whybrew, was primarily responsible for taking care of the corgis. The queen received guests at the palace, including famous leaders and officials, with the corgis’ assistance. Elizabeth would frequently focus on her dogs to fill the pauses in the conversation by talking to them. Considering that not all members of the royal family shared her affection for the corgis, Junor stated, "She was also worried about what would happen to her dogs when she is no longer around." The queen reportedly decided against having any more dogs after the passing of her corgi Willow in 2018. However, following the illness of her late husband, Prince Philip, who died in 2021 at the age of 99, this altered. She found solace in her beloved corgis once more. The queen was reportedly given another puppy for what would have been Philip's 100th birthday last year. Elizabeth was survived by two corgis, a dorgi, and a cocker spaniel in addition to her human family.