The Queen has found comfort in her precious dogs following the death of Prince Philip, royal insiders have revealed.
- The Queen is reportedly spending time with her beloved dogs following the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
- Her Majesty was gifted Fergus, a Dorgi, and Muick, a Corgi, after her dog Vulcan died of old age in November.
- In other royal news, Prince Philip’s uncanny resemblance to Prince Harry has been revealed in vintage magazine photos.
The Queen is halfway through her official eight days of mourning following the death of her husband, Prince Philip, but she's not going through the process alone.
The Duke of Edinburgh died aged 99 at Windsor Castle on Friday, leaving his monarchial wife widowed after 73 years of marriage.
Her Majesty has retreated from her royal duties to grieve the loss in private, but that doesn't mean she's isolated herself from her loved ones. The Queen is surrounded by family members during this challenging time, who have reportedly vowed to 'step up' at future royal engagements.
She has also derived comfort from her beloved dogs, Fergus, a Dorgi, and Muick, a Corgi, who have provided consistent companionship for her as she comes to terms with her husband's death.
The adorable hounds were gifted to the Queen last Christmas after her Dorgi, Vulcan, passed away of old age in November 2020. Despite their high-status environment, the friendly pair seem to have already settled into their palatial new digs. Her Majesty is known to never be far from her canine friends, having owned more than 30 dogs over her 65-year reign.
"It would be unthinkable for her not to have any. It’s like the Tower of London not having any ravens. The new puppies are adorable," a royal insider revealed.
The Queen reportedly spent some quality time with Fergus and Muick on Sunday afternoon, walking them around the grounds of Frogmore Cottage after attending a closed chapel service inside Windsor Castle. The playful duo, who were acquired from a breeder, likely gave some much-needed support to Her Majesty during her first weekend without her husband.
The Queen's fondness for canine pets has long been attached to her public persona. The monarch has been pictured with Corgis and Dorgis throughout her life, having first found joy in them as a young child.
"(Her corgis) have over the years been closer to her than any human being," royal biographer Penny Junor said.
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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