Heartwarming 2006 video showing Queen Elizabeth II trying to recall names of her beloved corgis goes viral

In the video, the Queen, dressed in a green country coat and a flowery headscarf, offers sweets to her beloved dogs

Heartwarming 2006 video showing Queen Elizabeth II trying to recall names of her beloved corgis goes viral
In the footage, Queen Elizabeth II introduces her favorite corgis at Sandringham House (Daily Mail/YouTube screenshot, Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: In an unearthed 2006 footage, Queen Elizabeth II introduces her favorite Corgis at Sandringham House as she tries to remember the names of all her dogs. The late monarch, who died at Balmoral on September 8 at 96, was seen at her Norfolk estate with her adorably cute dogs, including corgis and dorgis (a cross between a dachshund and a Welsh corgi).

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In the video, the Queen, dressed in a green country coat and a flowery headscarf, attempts to recall the names of her pets while offering them sweets. The Queen points to her various boisterous dogs and says: “Linnet, no that's Emma. That's mother, daughter, Linnet. Linnet's daughters. Brother, Linnet's other children, and those are two different dorgis.” She continued to name “Monty. Willow, and Holly and Vulcan and Candy, the smallest.” “This is all the same family,” she explained, before pointing to one of the pets and adding: “I had her mother, my Mama had her mother, and then we only had dogs, so I brought this one back. So there's her, and her father turned out to be a black corgi and we'd never had a black corgi before so I've got two of those.”'

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She even sent “wickedly humorous" letters from her corgis to Jack Russells belonging to her former equerry Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson. The Queen's lifetime devotion to her cherished dogs let her reveal a gentler side to the world. Her Majesty's affection for corgis dates back to her early years when her father King George VI gave a Pembrokeshire Welsh corgi to a seven-year-old Princess Elizabeth and her younger sister Princess Margaret.

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After playing with and falling in love with Viscount Weymouth's own corgi, King George brought one named Dookie home for her and Princess Margaret. The King and Queen Mother attempted to breed Dookie, and a few years later he gave birth to two puppies, Crackers and Carol, with a different partner. Then came Susan in 1944 as a present for Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday and the two became inseparable since. Susan accompanied the monarch and Prince Philip on their 1947 honeymoon and gathered attention from newspaper columns when she gave birth to Prince Charles as to how she could prevent the dog to get envious of the newborn prince.

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Queen Elizabeth II greest well wishers with corgis during a visit to Sherborne Abbey on May 1, 2012 in Sherborne, England.  The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are visiting the South West of England as part of their Diamond Jubilee Tour of the country.
Queen Elizabeth II greest well wishers with corgis during a visit to Sherborne Abbey on May 1, 2012 in Sherborne, England. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are visiting the South West of England as part of their Diamond Jubilee Tour of the country. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Queen's unshakable devotion to her corgis remained a constant throughout her historic reign that lasted decades; as a result, the animals have come to represent British royalty​ worldwide. More than 30 canines were owned by Her Majesty throughout the years.

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