As the world mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, we thought we’d look at Her Majesty’s unwavering relationship with friends of the four-legged variety.
Here are 11 photos and facts about arguably the world’s most famous dog owner.
1. One's first dog
The Queen had many corgis over the years and first fell in love with the breed when her father, King George VI, brought a corgi called Dookie home when she was seven-years-old.
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2. Pampered pooches
As many may suspect, the Queen treats her Corgis like royalty. They have their own designated room, their beds are changed daily, and their food is even prepared by a chef.
Photo: ARTHUR EDWARDS
3. A special pup
One Corgi that held a particularly special place in the Queen's heart was Susan, the first ever Corgi of her own. She loved the dog so much she even took her on her honeymoon.
Photo: ADRIAN WYLD
4. A royal line
Susan was also special as she became the first in the line of dogs known as 'the royal corgis'. It's believed that this line lasted somewhere between an impressive 10–14 generations of dogs.
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