In case you spent your day yesterday under a rock without any Wi-Fi or worms in sight (because even worms know this news), THE QUEEN died at 96 after a 70-year reign. That meant that the royal formerly known as Prince Charles became the second-most famous King Charles (after the King Charles Cavalier). And today, King Charles gave his first speech to the country, and sadly during his pre-recorded address, he didn’t announce that he’s giving up the throne and passing it to England’s Finest Rose Jodie Marsh! No, but Charles did mourn his mother and said that Prince William and Duchess Kate will now be the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Before The King’s Speech (2022) aired, King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla thanked their subjects outside of Buckingham Palace. King Charles started his speech by paying tribute to his mother and calling her an inspiration to him and the Royal Family. Charles also did a little business by confirming what we already knew, which is that his wife Camilla will now be known as Queen Consort and he christened Prince William and Duchess Kate as the Prince and Princess of Wales. The last Princess of Wales was, of course, Princess Diana. Charles also gave love to the Montecito palm trees known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle:
“As my Heir, William now assumes the Scottish titles which have meant so much to me,” Charles said. “He succeeds me as Duke of Cornwall and takes on the responsibilities for the Duchy of Cornwall which I have undertaken for more than five decades. Today, I am proud to create him Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, the country whose title I have been so greatly privileged to bear during so much of my life and duty. With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given.”
King Charles said of his son Prince Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan Markle: “I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.”
Charles ended his speech with a message to his mother and thanked her for her “love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
During his 9-minute speech, Charles did not answer one of the biggest questions many of us have been asking: WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE QUEEN’S BELOVED POOCHES?! At the time of THE QUEEN’s death, she reportedly had two corgis named Sandy and Muick, a dorgi named Candy, and a Cocker Spaniel named Lissy. Charles didn’t tell us what will happen to the royal pooches, but experts are giving their opinions. Royal biographer Joe Little tells CNN that he believes THE QUEEN’s daughter Princess Anne will adopt two of her dogs. Joe, and another royal biographer, Ingrid Seward, floated a guess that should get them reported to the RSPCA for manifesting animal abuse! They think THE QUEEN’s favorite Prince Andrew will adopt the other two dogs. But journalist Penny Junor tells Newsweek that she thinks the dogs will continue to be cared for by THE QUEEN’s staff.
“I imagine the dogs would be looked after by the family, probably Andrew [as] he’s the one that gave them to her, they’re quite young, the corgi and the dorgi.”
Author Penny Junor suggested the dogs may be cared for by the Queen’s staff who had been integral in their care along with her.
“Care of the dogs has fallen sometimes to footmen but mostly to the Queen’s trusted dressmaker, assistant and right-hand woman, Angela Kelly; and to her equally trusted page of many years standing, Paul Whybrew, who was seen walking with the Queen and the dogs in the James Bond spoof,” she wrote in her 2018 book, All The Queen’s Corgis.
Junor added: “Both are fond of the dogs, have unfettered access to the Queen and are said to be very close to her.”
Why would you even put that out there about Andrew?! I hope that Joe and Ingrid are 100% wrong, but if they’re not, then I fully expect THE QUEEN’s dogs to pack up their shit, and take to the streets to try to hitchhike out of there. If you see them, immediately pull over, put them in your car, and drive them far, far, far away.