Following the passing of the beloved dog lover and dog mom, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022, many royal watchers around the world have been asking who will care for the Queen's cherished corgis, Muick & Sandy.

Fortunately, the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the Queen's second oldest son and King Charles III's younger brother, along with his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York, have confirmed that they will be taking care of the charming Welsh Pembroke corgis at The Royal Lodge, situated on the Queen's cherished Windsor estate.

Queen Elizabeth II with her corgis and dorgis at Windsor CastleThe Queen with her dogs Willow, Vulcan, Candy, and Holly at Windsor Castle


The Queen also had two other dogs named Lissy a cocker spaniel as well as Candy a dorgi which is a mix between a dachshund and a corgi, a breed that Queen Elizabeth II herself is credited with creating when her younger sister Princess Margaret's dachshund Pipkin accidentally mated with one of the Queen's corgis named Tiny.  At this time, we are not yet aware of who will be looking after her other two dogs Lissy and Candy.

Queen Elizabeth II with her dorgi CandyQueen Elizabeth with her dorgi Candy at Windsor Castle


An avid animal lover since early childhood, the young Princess Elizabeth always surrounded herself with many dogs and horses.  In 1952, when Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne, her father King George VI left her his beloved racehorses and the Queen was actively involved in horse racing as well as horse breeding.  Often seen at the horse races cheering on the jockey's who wore her famous racing silks, a scarlet and purple jacket with a black cap and gold braiding will now be worn by the jockeys who will now race in King Charles III's name.

A young Princess Elizabeth with her corgis
Princess Elizabeth with her first two corgis Dookie and Jane 


Queen Elizabeth with her racehorses

One of the most poignant aspects of the Queen's state funeral was when we spotted Emma, the Queen's favorite fell pony whom she continued to ride into her nineties stood stoically on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Queen Elizabeth II's fell pony Emma during the state funeral

On her saddle was her Majesty's silk Hermès head-scarf that she often wore while riding her pony draped on it's saddle. 

Her Majesty the Queen's fell pony Emma

Another heart breaking scene was when we saw her two corgis Muick and Sandy awaiting the Queen's funeral cortege, blissfully unaware that their beloved master would not be coming home that evening.

Queen Elizabeth II's two corgis Muick and Sandy

At Privé Pet, we mourn the passing of this gracious and dignified monarch, an unwavering, calming presence during times of uncertainty, and a sovereign who was so devoted to her pets as well as her kingdom and her people.  Rest in peace Ma'am.  

A young Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II ruled for 70 years, the longest reigning female monarch in history

Queen Elizabeth II traveling with her beloved corgis

Queen Elizabeth II was so devoted to her dogs that one accompanied her on her honeymoon


Queen Elizabeth II's ledger stone and final resting place

Reunited at last with her beloved parents King George VI, Elizabeth, her younger sister Princess Margaret and her devoted husband Prince Philip

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