The United Kingdom is mourning, his Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh has sadly passed away on the 9th of April. The funeral of Prince Philip, who has been by Her Majesty’s side for many decades, will take place today at St George's Chapel, Windsor. He will be honoured across the nation with a minute's silence at 3pm. We can only imagine the pain and grief the Queen and their family is feeling at this time.
Thankfully, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has just the dogs to keep her spirits up: Two adorable Corgi cross puppies named Fergus and Muick. We know they will be here for her in her hour of need.
It is widely known that the Queen is a dog lover through and through. Prince Philip’s love of dogs is less known – yet just as great. As we pay tribute to this amazing man who represented our nation for close to a century, let us re-discover eight beautiful historical images of him alongside his beloved canine companions.
1. Prince Philip plays with Corgi cross at Balmoral Castle
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II have been to holiday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland for many years. And of course, they never go without their dogs.
2. Prince Philip and The Royal Family's 1957 Christmas Card
Dogs have always been an integral part of The Royal Family.
3. Prince Philip plays with two Spaniel puppies
Much like us, Prince Philip never skipped an opportunity to pet dogs!
4. Prince Philip, Royal Family, and Corgis picnic at Balmoral
5. Prince Philip pets his Dachshund - Corgi cross
There was nowhere the couple felt more relaxed than when they were in Scotland surrounded by their dogs!
6. Prince Philip hunts with his Labrador in Scotland
Prince Philip was an avid hunter, and loved to track deer with his gundogs.
7. Prince Philip and the Queen walk their Corgis
Taking care of their dogs was a task the Royal couple did not want to give to anyone else but themselves.
8. Prince Philip and the Queen pose with their Dorgi at Sandringham
As part of the family, the couple's dogs didn't live in kennels - but rather in the castle with their beloved owners!
We hope these lovely photos have brought a smile to your faces as they have ours. Our thoughts are with the Queen and the whole Royal Family at this very difficult time. Rest In Peace, Prince Philip.