'Royal canines': Queen Consort Camilla's rescued terriers to live in Buckingham Palace with her and King Charles III

Beth and Bluebell, whom Camilla adopted from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, have been her steadfast companions for a long time

'Royal canines': Queen Consort Camilla's rescued terriers to live in Buckingham Palace with her and King Charles III
Queen Consort Camilla's rescued dogs Jack Russell terriers will join her and King Charles III at Buckingham Palace (Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images; Clarence House/Instagram)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: King Charles III is all set to take on his responsibilities as the new monarch and move to Buckingham Palace. The king and his wife,Queen Consort Camilla, are expected to be accompanied by their adorable rescued dogs at their royal residence in London.

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Camilla, 75, is expected to bring her adorable Jack Russell terriers, named Beth and Bluebell, whom she adopted from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, to the palace in London, a report by the Daily Express said. However, it is unclear when Camilla and the King are expected to move from their Clarence House to the Palace, which is undergoing some major renovation work.

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The Queen consort is a adores animals, just like the late Queen Elizabeth II, who owned over 30 corgis and dorgis, which are corgi and dachshund cross-breeds,  during her reign. Muick and Sandy, the beloved corgis of the late Queen, who stayed with her till she dies will now be adopted by the Queen’s third son, Prince Andrew, and the Duchess of York in Windsor. The two corgis were gifted to the Queen following the death of her husband, Prince Philip.

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From left to right, West German Chancellor Willy Brandt (1913 - 1992), Queen Elizabeth II, Brandt's wife Rut, and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle during the Brandts' visit to England, 20th April 1972. They are amused by the antics of one of the royal corgis.  (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
West German Chancellor Willy Brandt (1913 - 1992), Queen Elizabeth II, Brandt's wife Rut, and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle during the Brandts' visit to England, 20th April 1972. They are amused by the antics of one of the royal corgis (Douglas Miller/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Not just the Queen Consort, but the King also seems to be fond of the new royal pooches as they featured in the royal couple’s 15th wedding anniversary portrait in 2020. Camilla has time and again spoken about her love for the two. She said, "The nice thing about dogs is you can sit them down, you could have a nice long conversation, you could be cross, you could be sad and they just sit looking at you wagging their tail."

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with Beth, her jack-russell terrier, unveiling a plaque as they visit the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to open the new kennels and thank the centre's staff and supporters on December 9, 2020 in Windsor, United Kingdom.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with Beth, her beloved jack-russell terrier, unveiling a plaque as they visit the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to open the new kennels (Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Camilla first adopted Beth from the renowned charity after the poor pup was dumped. As per a The Daily Mail report, she said, "They found [Bluebell] two or three weeks later wandering about in woods, no hair on her, covered in sores, virtually dead. And they nursed her back to life and her hair grew again. She's very sweet, but a tiny bit neurotic, shall we say."

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with Beth, her jack-russell terrier, unveiling a plaque as they visit the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to open the new kennels and thank the centre's staff and supporters on December 9, 2020 in Windsor, United Kingdom.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with Beth, her other terrier, unveiling a plaque as they visit the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Buckingham Palace has been home to many furry companions as the late Monarch was known for her love for corgis. Most of the corgis the Queen owned were descended from her first corgi, Susan, who was gifted to her on her 18th birthday in 1944.

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Queen Elizabeth II is joined by one of her dogs, a Dorgi called Candy, as she views a display of memorabilia from her Golden and Platinum Jubilees in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle on February 4, 2022 in Windsor, England. The Queen has since travelled to her Sandringham estate where she traditionally spends the anniversary of her accession to the throne - February 6 - a poignant day as it is the date her father King George VI died in 1952.
Queen Elizabeth II is joined by one of her dogs, a Dorgi called Candy, as she views a display of memorabilia from her Golden and Platinum Jubilees in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle on February 4, 2022 in Windsor, England (Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Writing in The Telegraph of the monarch's "loyalty" to the corgi breed, royal author Penny Junor said, "The Queen’s entry into a room would often be heralded by a pack of these energetic little dogs. At times, she had up to 10 of them and they went everywhere with her, traveling by train, plane, and car. At weekends, the Queen would often pack them into an estate car and drive them herself from London to Windsor Castle. They would jump from seat to seat, barking at dogs they saw out of the windows." However, towards the end, the Queen did not take any more dogs as she was afraid that the dogs would be left alone after her death.

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