There is no better way to lift the queen’s spirits than with a puppy.
The famous corgi lover received a 6 week old pooch this week from her middle son Prince Andrew and daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, according to The Sun.
“The Queen has had a tough time and is thrilled to have a new corgi,” a source told The Sun.
The trio presented the Queen with the Corgi puppy on Thursday, who would have been Prince Philip on the 100th birthday of her late husband. The gift also came just days before the monarch’s official 95th birthday, which she celebrated on Saturday.
The Queen is pictured in 1994 spending time with two of her beloved dogs.British press via Getty Images
In May, the Queen’s 5-month-old Dachshund-Corgi crossbred, Fergus, also a gift from Andrew, sadly died and reportedly left her “distraught”. Andrew reportedly gave Fergus and another dog to his mother earlier this year while Philip was in the hospital.
“[The Queen] was desperate when Fergus suddenly died, “said the royal insider,” but this new dog will be the perfect company for [her other dog] go forward.”
Prince Andrew gave his mother a new dog after her Dorgi Fergus died earlier this year. British press via Getty Images
As you’d expect, the queen’s corgis are always treated royally.
Darren McGrady, a chef who worked at Buckingham Palace for 15 years, said last year that one of his first jobs at work was preparing elaborate meals for the dogs.
“I thought I was cooking for kings, queens, and presidents. At some point I did it, but one of my first jobs was cooking for the corgis – the royal corgis – who make fresh food every day, ”he said.
The spoiled pooches had lackeys too, McGrady said.