Prince William assures mourner that Queen Elizabeth II's corgis are in good hands and will be 'spoiled rotten'
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Ever since Queen Elizabeth II's death, there can always be seen a long queue of mourners outside Buckingham Palace. On Saturday, September 17 during a surprise visit by Prince William to people waiting in line to see the monarch's coffin, spoke with one fan who had questions about the late monarch's famous corgis.
The 40-year-old Prince of Wales knows that his Grannie's corgis are in good hands as he was quick to reassure the woman that they are in excellent care. The Prince even took the woman's hand into both of his, as he gave her reassurance and good news in a video captured by Sky News.
Prince Williams in the video was heard saying, "I saw them the other day, that got me quite sad." "They are going to be looked after fine." Prince William continued, "They are two very friendly corgis, so they've got a good home, They'll be looked after very well. Spoiled rotten, I'm sure."
A source earlier confirmed to PEOPLE magazine that the late monarch's two corgis are now with the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew, and Sarah Ferguson. The insider said,
"The corgis will return to live at Royal Lodge with the Duke and Duchess. It was the Duchess who found the puppies, which were gifted to Her Majesty by the Duke."
There is no shred of doubt that the late Queen Elizabeth II was an avid dog lover, and was a dog mom to more than 30 corgis and dachshund-corgi mixes, known as "dorgis," in her lifetime. It is a well-known fact that the Queen's corgis were beloved within and beyond the palace walls, be it in art paying tribute to the Queen, or in events honoring Queen Elizabeth II inherently celebrated the breed as well. In the year 2002, the United Kingdom issued a new coin depicting the Queen alongside a corgi on the occasion of the monarch's Golden Jubilee (her 50th anniversary on the throne).
The Queen did not wish to leave any dog behind when she died, and therefore in the mid-2010s as per the telegraph, the late monarch opted to stop taking on corgis.
However, not long before Prince Philip's death, and after suffering the loss of one dog just weeks later, the Queen did welcome new additions to the royal corgi pack after receiving two puppies from Prince Andrew on what would have been Philip's 100th birthday in March 2021.