Queen Elizabeth's last corgi passes away

Queen Elizabeth's last corgi passes away

Wispa's death comes only a few months after Queen Elizabeth lost her corgi Willow, the last of the descendants of her first corgi Susan, which was gifted to her on her 18th birthday.

The Queen's last corgi has died - ending Her Majesty's close association with the breed dating back eight decades.

It is not yet known was the cause of death was but he reportedly passed away at Windsor Castle after being ill for several weeks.

"Whisper was a friendly chap and followed her everywhere", another source said.

The Queen has always been associated with the short-legged dog breed since she first received Susan as an 18th birthday gift from her father, King George VI.

She had taken in the dog in 2016 after its owner Bill Fenwick, a former Sandringham gamekeeper, died. But thankfully, she still has Candy and Vulcan, her "dorgis" - crosses between a dachshund and a corgi.

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But the Queen stopped breeding the dogs in 2015, because it is understood she did not want to leave any behind after she dies. "The Queen thought it was a bit obscure and preferred the proper spelling".

Her offer to take in Whisper was seen as returning the favour.

"'The fact is she worries about too many dogs around her feet and the danger she will trip up and hurt herself badly", a senior courtier told The Express.

Willow was well known for her appearance in the James Bond sketch during the London Olympics opening ceremony in 2012 and palace insiders said that Her Majesty was hit "extremely hard" by her loss.

It's been a tough year for the 93-year-old monarch, who also laid to rest her dog Willow earlier this year.

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