The Queen has bred generations and generations of puppies from her very first Corgi, Susan, who was gifted to her on her 18th birthday.
In 2015, however, she decided to stop breeding Corgis. It is thought that she didn’t want to leave any dogs behind were she to pass away, but also that she feared tripping if she had too many running around.
The Queen’s Dorgis
So, Her Majesty was left with just three dogs: Willow the Corgi, and Vulcan and Candy the Dorgis. The latter were introduced to the royal household when Princess Margaret’s Dachshund was bred with one of the Queen’s dogs.
In 2018, Willow suffered a terrible cancer and had to be humanely euthanised. Which left the Queen with only Vulcan and Candy.
A terrible loss
But sadly, Vulcan (dark dog pictured below on the top step) passed away a few weeks ago, at Windsor castle. It is not known what he died of, but he was with the Queen for at least 13 years, which is a good age for a Corgi cross.
Reports say this has been quite a blow for the Queen, who is only left with the pitter patter of Candy’s little feet to lift her spirits.
This will indeed be one of the royal family’s loneliest Christmases, since they will not be able to reunite and spend time together due to the Coronavirus restrictions.
Hopefully, Candy will know how to comfort Her Majesty.