One of the Queen's new puppies has very sadly died

The Queen's dorgi puppy Fergus tragically died over the weekend

Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the NIAB, (National Institute of Agricultural Botany) on July 09, 2019 in Cambridge, England
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One of the Queen's new puppies, Fergus, sadly died over the weekend, according to reports. 

The puppies were a gift from the Queen's son, Prince Andrew, earlier this year while Prince Philip was in hospital. The Duke of Edinburgh very sadly died in April at the age of 99. 

The Queen has reportedly been left "devastated" by the puppy's death, which has come less than two months after her husband's passing.

Fergus, who was around five months old, joined the Queen's home with a corgi puppy called Muick (pronounced "Mick"). The dogs were named after her late uncle, Frances Bowes-Lyon, and a lake in Balmoral respectively. 

Her Majesty reportedly walked the two puppies almost every day in the grounds of Windsor Castle and they were said to be a "major support"

Queen Elizabeth II photographing her corgis at Windsor Park in 1960 in Windsor, England

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The monarch now has just two dogs remaining—Muick and Candy, who is another dorgi and is descended from a corgi she received on her 18th birthday. The monarch also lost her dorgi Vulcan just months ago in December.

"The Queen is absolutely devastated," a source at Windsor Castle told The Sun of Fergus's death. "The puppies were brought in to cheer her up during a very difficult time.

"Everyone concerned is upset as this comes so soon after she lost her husband."

Our thoughts are with the Queen following this very sad news.

Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Glamour and OK!, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare advice to beauty trends and reviews of the latest products. During her career she regularly speaks to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists, has covered backstage at London Fashion Week and interviewed many a celeb about their beauty routine.