The Queen got a new Corgi pup a month after Prince Andrew’s last Corgi pup died.
The six-week-old man replaces Dorgi Fergus, who sadly died of a heart problem at the age of only five months.
The unnamed puppy was introduced to the Queen on Thursday, Prince Philip’s 100th birthday.
It also marks the monarch’s 95th birthday, which was yesterday and presented by Andrew, 61, and daughters Beatrice and Eugenie, reports The Sun.
The new addition will fill the hole left by the dachshund-corgi crossbreed Fergus, which was also given to it by Andrew when the Duke of Edinburgh was battling disease in hospital in February.
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The pups were brought here to bring Her Majesty through a difficult time as Philip was ill and the situation with grandson Prince Harry, who had moved to America, continued to cause agony in the royal household.
The Queen was believed to have given up pet ownership following the death of beloved Corgi Vulcan in October.
Her Majesty took Fergus and Muick – pronounced Mick and named after a Loch Muick on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland – around the grounds of Windsor Castle every day.
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But last month, a month after the Duke died at the age of 99, she was shaken by a second tragedy when Fergus died unexpectedly.
Fergus has had a heart defect since birth but is believed to have brought the Queen good luck in his short life.
A source said at the time: “Fergus had a problem with his heart when he was born, but it took a lot longer than they thought.
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“Fergus was a special little pup who accompanied Her Majesty through a difficult time of loss and grief.
“He was so loving and brought a lot of joy. Muick, the other puppy, is thriving.”
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The puppy was named after the Queen’s uncle, Cpt Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who was killed in 1915 at the age of 26 while leading an attack on German lines at the Battle of Loos in France during World War I.
She was left with Muick and the older dorgi Candy, who is Susan’s last remaining relative, who was given to the Queen on her 18th birthday.