If the streets of London are silent and all the shades are drawn this weekend, it isn’t just because the U.K. are in mourning that Victoria Beckham isn’t going to be reuniting with the Spice Girls. THE QUEEN has loved her corgis about as much as she’s loved making everyone’s butt pucker when they stepped foot inside Buckingham Palace. A few years back, sources close to her said she was going to stop breeding the dogs since she’s getting up there (she’s 92, but I tell myself she’ll go to 175 if it means keeping Prince Charles off the throne), and none of the youngins in line for the throne like the yappy dogs. Duchess Meghan apparently got along with them, but it is too little too late – the last of the royal corgis has passed away!
People says Whisper, the last of the Queen’s purebred corgis passed away a week ago and Windsor Castle. This comes months after the death of another corgi, Willow, who was the first time we thought it was the last of the queen’s corgis. Whisper had been adopted from a former gamekeeper who had passed away. In an even bigger helping of sads, Richard Kay said, “[The Queen had] become very attached to the dog. Whisper was a friendly chap.” The Queen’s corgi fixation predates her time with the crown. Lizzy’s father, King George VI, got Dookie (hehe) the corgi in 1933, and the lineage began. Queen Liz got her own yapper, Susan, when she turned 18.
Fast forward to now, and they hawk stuffed corgis in palace gift shops, and the dogs were even in that 007-themed video for the London Olympics. Not all is lost for the queen having a canine companion. She has several labs at an estate, and she has Candy and Vulcan, two corgi-dachshund mixed breeds. Plus, I’m sure if she was told she can use the title of queen one day, Duchess Camilla would gladly agree to play fetch on the front lawn at Buckingham!