How did Queen's dog Fergus die? 5-month-old Dorgi puppy gifted by Andrew when Prince Philip fell ill dies
A puppy that was given to the Queen to keep her company when her late husband Prince Philip was in hospital has died. Prince Andrew reportedly 'bought' Fergus, a Dorgi, to help his 94-year-old mother cope in Windsor while the Duke of Edinburgh recovered from heart surgery.
The puppy, who was just about five months old at the time of his death, died this weekend, leaving Her Majesty 'devastated', according to sources. This death came just one month after the Queen said her final goodbyes in St George's Chapel to her 'strength' and Britain's longest-serving consort Prince Philip.
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How did the Queen's dog Fergus die?
So far, it is not known how Fergus died. The Queen drove her two puppies from Windsor Castle to Frogmore Gardens for a walk the day before Prince Philip's funeral, the Daily Mail reported.
The dorgi, a Dachshund and Welsh Corgi hybrid, was called Fergus by the Queen in honor of her maternal uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who died in France during World War I. "The Queen is absolutely devastated," a source told The Sun. "The puppies were brought in to cheer her up during a very difficult period. Everyone concerned is upset as this comes so soon after she lost her husband," they added.
It comes just months after the Queen was said to be grieving the loss of another dachshund-corgi hybrid, Vulcan. Vulcan had been the Queen's pet since 2007 but he died a few weeks before Christmas. Monty Roberts, the Queen's informal advisor, said in 2015 that she would no longer replace her corgis because she didn't want to leave any behind when she died.
"The Queen is delighted," a source told The Sun, referring to the news that Her Majesty had been given more. It is unthinkable that the Queen will be without corgis. "She didn't want any more young dogs. She didn't want to leave any young dog behind. She wanted to put an end to it," he told Vanity Fair, according to Daily Mail.
Muick — pronounced Mick and named after a beauty spot in Balmoral, Scotland — and Candy, the Queen's older dorgi, are left. The Queen was given her first corgi Susan by her parents on her 18th birthday in 1944. The Queen is known for her love for pets, particularly corgis, and has owned at least 30 during her reign.