King Charles and Camilla Queen Consort's favorite dog breed likely to replace corgis as royal canine companion of choice

King Charles and Camilla Queen Consort's favorite dog breed sadly, for lovers of Queen Elizabeth's precious pets, isn't corgi

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with Beth, her jack-russell terrier, unveiling a plaque as they visit the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to open the new kennels and thank the centre's staff and supporters on December 9, 2020 in Windsor, United Kingdom.
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King Charles and Camilla Queen Consort's favorite dog breed, the Jack Russell, is likely to replace Queen Elizabeth's beloved corgis as the top dog at Buckingham Palace. 


King Charles and Camilla Queen Consort are likely to keep their breed of choice, the Jack Russell, as the numero uno at Buckingham Palace. The royal couple adopted their dogs Beth and Bluebell from the famous Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and they often feature in their social media and official images.

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The Queen's corgis were her constant companion and although she grew up surrounded by them, the first that officially belonged to her was called Susan. The dog is believed to have been given to the then-Princess Elizabeth by her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother, when she turned 18 years old in 1944. It's understood that every corgi since has descended from Susan, including the two in her possession when she died, aged 96 on September 8, 2022.

After her passing, the corgis were then adopted by her son Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson who, despite being divorced, live together at Royal Lodge, which is just five miles from Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth also had a four-year-old cocker spaniel named Lissy. It's believed that, unlike Sandy and Muick, Lissy will live with her trainer Ian Openshaw, with whom she is very close.

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Animal lovers were obviously concerned about the welfare of Queen Elizabeth's pets after her passing, but Sarah Ferguson gave an update on how they're doing and it sounds like they're doing swell. That's no mean feat as the addition to her own five Norfolk terriers means she's now in possession of seven dogs. 

Although corgis are no longer the British monarch's breed of choice, they'll forever be associated with the Royal Family - especially the late Queen Elizabeth II.

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