Sarah Ferguson reveals how the Queen's corgis are settling into their new home after her passing

Sarah Ferguson gives a sweet update on the Queen's corgis as she explains how the four dogs have adjusted to their new home

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Since Her Majesty's passing, the Queen's corgis are now living with Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson at their home at Royal Lodge.

The Queen owned around 30 corgis and dorgis during her lifetime and was such a well-known fan of these dogs that the breed has now become synonymous with royalty and Her Majesty herself. 

A young Queen with her corgis

A young Queen Elizabeth  with her corgis

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At the time of her death, the Queen was the owner of three dogs, two corgis, and a cocker spaniel. Since the Queen's death on September 8, her corgis were then adopted by her son Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, who live together at their property, Royal Lodge, which is just five miles from Windsor Castle.

Giving an update on the royal pooches' wellbeing, Sarah Ferguson commented that the dogs were 'national treasures' and said that it was 'a big honor' to be caring for them. 

These comments were made by the Duchess of York while she was appearing at the Henley Literary Festival. The Duchess added that she is now the carer for seven dogs as she already owns five Norfolk terriers. However, she added that all the dogs are getting along well and she is adjusting to having a busy household, "they all balance out, the carpet moves as I move, but I’ve got used to it now."

Queen's corgis

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The corgis owned by Her Majesty were named Sandy and Muick. Sandy was a gift from Prince Andrew and his children in June 2021 for the Queen's 95th birthday. Muick was also gifted to the Queen by Prince Andrew in February 2021, just before the death of Prince Philip. 

The Queen's cocker spaniel is four years old and is named Lissy. Lissy was the Queen's first and only cocker spaniel and was a prize winner who competed in the 91st Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship held in Windsor Great Park in 2022. The Queen welcomed Lissy into her family in January 2022, making her the newest addition to the family. It is thought that, unlike the other dogs, Lissy will continue to live with her trainer Ian Openshaw, with whom she is very close.

At the beginning of the summer, the Queen also owned a dorgi named Candy. Candy passed away from old age at the age of 18, just mere months before the Queen. 

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