Queen Elizabeth was reportedly given a new corgi by her son Prince Andrew for her 95th birthday earlier this week. While the Queen’s actual birthday is in April, she always has the official celebration in June.
The Sun reported that Andrew and his two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, got her the six- week-old male puppy, whose name is not yet known. The corgi is already cheering up the Queen, who lost her husband back in April and then her beloved dorgi Fergus last month.
Fergus, who was a cross between a corgi and a dachshund, passed away suddenly at just five months of age. Andrew and his daughters had bought Fergus and corgi pup Muick for the Queen while Philip was in hospital.
“The Queen has had a rough time and she is absolutely delighted to have a new corgi,” said a Windsor Castle source. “She was distraught when Fergus died suddenly, but this new dog will be perfect company for Muick going forward.”
This comes at a difficult time for the Queen, as it’s only been just two months since her beloved husband Philip, who she was married to for 73 years, passed away at the age of 99. When the Queen celebrated her 95th birthday just days later, she issued a rare personal statement in which she thanked the public for the support they’ve given her since the passing of the man she was madly in love with for 73 years.
“I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate,” the Queen said. “While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world.”
“My family and I would like to thank you all for the support and kindness shown to us in recent days,” she added. “We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life.”