After it was announced that Queen Elizabeth II – England’s longest reigning monarch – died on September 8 at the age of 96, many wondered what was next for the royal family. Shortly after, another question began to circulate: What would happen to the Queen’s beloved corgis? According to a recent report, the dogs will go to the controversial Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York. The news quickly hit social media, where users viciously mocked the embattled Queen’s son.
Prince Andrew will inherit Queen Elizabeth’s corgis
Although the royal family has yet to confirm the news, a source recently told NPR that Prince Andrew and his ex-wife are caring for Queen Elizabeth II’s two young corgis – Muick and Sandy – at the Royal Lodge in the grounds of Windsor will take care of.
Prince Andrew and his daughters presented the Queen’s pets last year. The dogs were expected to lift their spirits after her husband, Prince Philip, of almost 74, died in April 2021.
According to the report, it remains unclear who will be taking care of the Queen’s other dogs, a cocker spaniel named Lissy and a dachshund-corgi mix named Candy. Some royal experts are speculating that the dogs could be separated and passed on to different family members, although this has yet to be confirmed.
Social media users mock Prince Andrew after learning he will be taking care of the Queen’s dogs
It should come as no surprise that users on TikTok, Twitter and other social media platforms were quick to react upon learning that Prince Andrew would inherit the Queen’s corgis.
People didn’t hesitate to make memes ruthlessly mocking the prince, who has been the subject of controversy since being linked to the celebrity scandal surrounding financier Jeffrey Epstein. The previously convicted sex offender was arrested for sex trafficking in 2019 and died in prison while awaiting trial.
A TikTok caption reads, “Corgis when they hear they have to live with Prince Andrew,” accompanied by a hilarious clip of a corgi hopping over a dog gate, falling down the stairs and running away.
Another video shows a TikTok user packing a bag and grabbing her passport after reading that the corgis will go to Prince Andrew. The caption reads, “I have to save the corgis!”
A now-viral post from a Twitter user @sophsa also shows a wild reaction to the news that Andrew will take on the corgis. “Is it because he’s good at nursing?” she writes, referring to Andrew’s ties to Epstein and his alleged underage sex trafficking ring.
Ever since Andrew was exposed for being friends with Epstein, the prince has struggled to keep his name out of the headlines. His reputation was not helped by the fact that he was sued in 2019 by a woman who accused him of sexual assault when he was 17 years old. As a result, Queen Elizabeth was forced to strip her son of the title of Duke of York due to military patronage, Forbes reported.
But while the Queen may have put her foot down amid the allegations, it was rumored that she was the first person to ask Andrew for advice on what to do with his life after the scandal.
“He knows he let his mother down badly, but he hasn’t been convicted of a crime,” a source said to be close to the family told The Sun. “He wants to try to find a route back.”
The newly crowned King Charles III. and Prince William, however, are said to be reluctant to let Andrew back into the royal flock. That could mean the queen’s corgis could be the only thing he’ll inherit under Charles’ new reign.
How Queen Elizabeth’s love of corgis started a phenomenon
Queen Elizabeth’s love of corgis – particularly the Pembroke Welsh breed – began in 1933 when she was a 7-year-old princess, reports BBC News. At the time, some of the young Queen’s friends owned corgis, leading her to want one of her own.
Her father approached a breeder about adopting a dog, and the family eventually settled on a Corgi officially named Rozavel Golden Eagle (later nicknamed “Dookie”). Citing an affection for the breed, Elizabeth and her family continued to adopt Corgis throughout the decades.
According to the Kennel Club, the numbers showed a significant increase in Pembroke Corgi registrations in 1936 and another in 1944 – when the Queen adopted her beloved Corgi Susan and eventually also established a line of Windsor Pembroke Corgi and Dachshund Corgi hybrids known as “Dorgis” that lasted for 14 generations.
Throughout her years of breeding, Elizabeth never sold any of her puppies, meaning the Queen was always accompanied by a “moving carpet” of dogs – an expression Princess Diana is said to have coined. All stayed with the queen or were given to breeders, relatives or friends. The dogs even had a private “corgi room” at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Andrew’s adoption of Elizabeth’s remaining corgis appears to be part of a longstanding tradition. The Queen adopted her own mother’s three corgis after she died in 2002. Since then, the royal household’s breeding program has ended because Elizabeth reportedly did not want to leave any puppies behind when she died.
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