Spotted outside St. George's Chapel in Windsor, on 19 September, two of Her Majesty's corgis, Sandy and Muick, were seen on their leads and watched over by handlers in uniform, awaiting the arrival of their late owner's coffin. The dogs were in attendance as the Queen's body made its way from Wellington gate to the chapel inside Windsor Castle's grounds.
The Queen’s corgis, Muick and Sandy, sit in the forecourt of Windsor Castle to greet Her Majesty. pic.twitter.com/H02sPv17mY
— Royal Central (@RoyalCentral) September 19, 2022
Sandy and Muick were gifted to the late monarch by her son Prince Andrew, in February 2021, to keep her company when Prince Philip was hospitalised. The Duke and Duchess of York have now taken over responsibility for the dogs, following the Queen's passing.
Many royal fans had expressed concern for the Queen's dogs following her death, prompting the late monarch's grandson Prince William to reassure well-wishers that there are plans for them to be taken care of.
"I saw them the other day," he said to a woman in the crowd, captured on video by Sky News. "They’re going to be looked after fine. They’re two very friendly corgis and they’ve got a good home."
On spotting Sandy and Muick paying their last respects, people took to Twitter to express their emotion about the touching moment:
Thats more heartbreaking than anything else😭
— 🏔|Jui|🌸 (@juimp4) September 19, 2022
Poor babies miss their Mum. 😢🐾🐾🌈
— Sergeant Hugo The Brave 🐾 (@HugoTheBrave) September 19, 2022
Between the corgis and the pony, I don't know which part was saddest. https://t.co/2kE5PHMqfi
— Clare 🌻 - Mint Maker Studio (@MintMakerStudio) September 19, 2022
— Leah Kellett (@kellettl) September 19, 2022
The Queen’s horse waiting for her at Windsor completely broke me, but then I saw the Corgi’s waiting for her inside the grounds. Now I’m an absolute wreck! 😭😭😭💔 #RIPQueenElizabeth #HerMajesty pic.twitter.com/1SijUVY15w
— Jus Roo (@roobarbavfc) September 19, 2022
The Queen owned over 30 corgis during her life, with the first being a gift for her 18th birthday, called Susan. Originally, the dog was registered as 'Hickathrift Pippa,' but was swiftly changed to 'Sue' and later 'Susan.'
Our thoughts are with all those mourning the Queen.
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