Published: Sun, October 28, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

The Queen saddened by death of her last corgi Whisper

The Queen saddened by death of her last corgi Whisper

The Queen is said to be deeply saddened after her last corgi, who followed her from room to room at Buckingham Palace, died last week.

The monarch's corgis have been keeping her in good canine company for years.

Q.E. adopted the pooch from a former staffer back in 2016.

The dog's death brings to an end a personal connection for the Queen dating back to 1944 when she received Susan, her first Pembroke Corgi as an 18th birthday present.

The 12-year-old had originally been called Wispa after the chocolate bar but the Queen was said to have found that "too obscure" and she changed to the regular spelling.

The Queen still has two dogs, dorgis Candy and Vulcan, bred from mating a corgi and a dachshund.

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A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: "Whisper was a friendly chap and followed her everywhere". Bill's wife, Nancy, who passed away three years ago, was the keeper of the Queen's corgis and The Queen "couldn't resist" taking in the couple's beloved dog.

Whisper died in Windsor and while the cause of death is unknown, many Corgis die from cancer-related illnesses. The Queen was reportedly "hit hard" by Willow's death, which came just days before her 92nd birthday.

"She couldn't resist Whisper and now she has asked Bill's family if she can keep him", a source told The Sun previous year.

The Queen's pampered pooches were known to have their own room in Buckingham Palace, sleeping in elevated wicker baskets.

First introduced to into the family by the Queen's father, King George VI, in 1933 with a corgi named Dookie, the furry friends quickly became synonymous with the Queen, who was often seen traveling with them or with the four-legged friends following closely behind her. "It really does feel like the end of an era".

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