Her Majesty’s last puppy suffered from a heart defect and died aged just five months (Image: PA / Getty)
The Queen reportedly got a new Corgi puppy for her official birthday.
Prince Andrew and daughters Beatrice and Eugenie gave her the dog on Thursday – for the 100th birthday of their deceased husband, Prince Philip.
The new addition to the family comes after the monarch’s last puppy dies at just five months old.
Andrew gave his mother Corgi Fergus to keep her company while the Duke of Edinburgh was in hospital in February.
Philip, who was married to the Queen for 73 years, died peacefully at Winsdor Castle on April 9 at the age of 99.
Fergus, as well as another corgi named Muick, had been a welcome “distraction” for Her Majesty as she mourned her partner.
But another tragedy occurred when the dog died of a heart defect in May, leaving her “devastated”.
A source said The sun last month: “The pups were brought into a very difficult time to cheer them up. Everyone involved is upset that this happens so soon after the loss of her husband. ‘
They added that Fergus was a “special little pup who has accompanied Her Majesty through a difficult time of loss and grief”.
Queen Elizabeth II with some of her corgis at the cross country course on day two of the Windsor Horse Trials (Image: PA)
Beatrice and Eugenie gave the Queen the new pups with father Andrew to keep her company after Prince Philip passed away in April (Image: Getty Images)
It remains unknown what the new Corgi puppy is called.
Speaking of the newcomer last night, a Windsor Castle insider said: “The Queen has had a tough time and is very excited to have a new Corgi.
“She was desperate when Fergus suddenly died, but this new dog will be the perfect company for Muick in the future.”
On her 18th birthday, the Queen got her first corgi named Susan.
Since then she has owned more than 30 – many of them direct descendants of Susan.
It comes after Her Majesty joked with world leaders when she hosted an evening banquet at the G7 summit on Friday.
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