Queen devastated after the death of her last corgi called Whisper who devotedly followed her through Buckingham Palace
The Queen's dog, twelve-year-old Whisper became a royal favorite after the death of Willow earlier this year, who was the last corgi she had raised herself.
It is being reported that the Queen has been left completely upset and sad over the death of her beloved corgi, who she adopted after the dog’s owner died. The Queen's dog, twelve-year-old Whisper became a royal favorite after the death of Willow earlier this year, who was the last corgi she reared herself.
Reports say that the monarch had taken over custody of Whisper back in 2016, after its owner Bill Fenwick, a former Sandringham gamekeeper, died. Few would know that Fenwick’s late wife Nancy was the one who took care of the monarch's corgis, and she came to be called "keeper of the Queen’s corgis" when Her Majesty was away on tours.
The Queen took care of Whisper in order to return the favor to Fenwick and his lovely wife, who had been so good with the Queen's dogs. In the last two years, the Queen became especially close to Whisper, who was known to devotedly follow the Queen all around inside the Buckingham Palace.
However, it is not like the Queen has no more dogs to keep her company. She still reportedly has two dogs, Candy and Vulcan, who are dorgis, i.e. dachshund and corgi crosses. And you'd be surprised to know that even these little animals are quite familiar with the monarch's schedule.
"Whisper was a friendly chap and followed her everywhere," said a royal source. "The Queen has quickly become very attached to the dog." The Queen has always been hit quite hard every time one of her beloved pets passed away.
"The Fenwicks looked after their corgis like the Queen did so she knew there would be no problem if Whisper came to the Palace," says an aide. There was only one real and minor change for Whisper, just the spelling of his name. "When the dog was born it was named Wispa after the chocolate bar," an insider explained. "The Queen thought it was a bit obscure and preferred the proper spelling."
A lot of people would know this that the Queen received her first Pembroke Corgi, Susan, as an 18th birthday present in 1944. In the coming years, all her dogs, except Whisper, could trace their lineage back to Susan, making the Queen an expert on the breed.
However, the Queen stopped breeding corgis five years ago, and she had two very specific reasons for doing so. Firstly, she feared that there would be no one to look after her dogs when she was gone, and the second reason was that she was scared of tripping over excitable puppies.