The two ‘adorable’ puppies ‘helping the Queen cope with Prince Philip’s death’

Ellie Abraham
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Following the death of her husband Prince Philip, the Queen is reportedly finding support in grief with the help of two “adorable” puppies.

Prince Philip died on 9 April at Windsor Castle at the age of 99. He was the Queen’s husband for 73 years and the longest-reigning consort in British history.

The funeral for the Duke of Edinburgh took place on 17 April at St George’s Chapel.

Due to coronavirus guidelines, only 30 mourners were permitted to attend and separate households had to social distance inside the chapel. The Queen sat alone during the service for her husband.

The monarch is now reportedly being supported by two new puppies that were given to her while her husband was hospitalised for four weeks in February.

Her new puppies are believed to have been gifted to the Queen by her son Prince Andrew. One is a cross between a dachshund and a corgi – a dorgi – while the other is a corgi.

The dorgi is believed to be called Fergus and is named after the Queen’s uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon who was killed in WWI. Meanwhile, the corgi is known as Muick, after the name of a loch in Scotland on the Queen’s Balmoral estate.

The Sun reports the Duke of York surprised the Queen with two more dogs, despite her previously saying she would have no more pets.

A source also told The Mail: “It’s like the Tower of London not having any ravens. The new puppies are adorable.”

The Queen turned 95 on Wednesday. She was has owned dogs ever since she was 18 years old.

The Queen was first gifted corgi, Susan, on her 18th birthday and became so attached to the dog she brought it on her honeymoon after marrying Prince Philip in 1947.

The monarch is renowned for her love of corgis and is believed to have owned at least 30 dogs over her lifetime.

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