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[UPDATE] Prince Philip's Funeral: Gorgeous photos reveal he was a dog lover at heart

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip sitting on sofa with Dorgi dog-sad
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His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully on the 9th of April at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle. He and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II were married for 74 years.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 10/04/2021, 14:00, Updated on the 16/04/2021, 16:15

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 Prince Charles play with their dog on the grounds of Balmoral Castle in Scotland - 1955

Posted by Charles, Prince of Wales on Thursday, August 1, 2019

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

 

1957 Royal Family Christmas Card - For a more intimate view into their home life, the family of four took a gorgeous...

Posted by Carlene McKenzie on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Dogs have always been an integral part of The Royal Family.

3. Prince Philip plays with two Spaniel puppies

 

Happy birthday to the Duke of Edinburgh and dog lover Prince Philip. #BecauseDogsRule

Posted by UpDog on Friday, June 10, 2016

Much like us, Prince Philip never skipped an opportunity to pet dogs!

4. Prince Philip, Royal Family, and Corgis picnic at Balmoral

 

#Throwback <3 HM Queen and Prince Philip with Their Cute Children <3 Happy Anniversary <3 Royalty, 9th September 1960,...

Posted by Harry Windsor - Prince Of Hearts on Monday, November 20, 2017

While The Royal Family was most often pictured with Corgis, they owned a variety of different breeds too, including Spaniels, Labradors, and mix breeds!

5. Prince Philip pets his Dachshund - Corgi cross

 

Balmoral Castle "A "paradise in the Highlands" is what Queen Victoria called Balmoral, the royal home in the Scottish...

Posted by Petrie Magazine - Royalty on Monday, August 27, 2018

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

 

The Queen and her corgis: Her Majesty in a tartan skirt with Prince Philip in a kilt at Balmoral in 1994 as the dogs play in the water. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Posted by Her Majesty Queen Victoria on Saturday, May 27, 2017

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

 

🇬🇧Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1992 ✨ But the real star in this photo is the dog 🐶 😄

Posted by The British Royal Family on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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.