Young Princess Elizabeth with two corgi dogs at her home in July 1936 (Picture: Lisa Sheridan/Getty Images) On the grounds of Windsor Castle (Picture: Getty/Tim Graham Photo Library)While lots of Queen Elizabeth’s pet names have been traditional – such as Monty, Susan and Holly, to Emma, Linnet, Noble, Willow and Heather – there have been a number of wildcards, too.
Lucy Pasha-Robinson’s horrible predicament brought tears to my eyes (I’m one of the 28m in Britain who live with chronic pain – where is the plan to help us?, 16 May ).Why did the Queen get given an Oyster card (Queen makes surprise appearance at Elizabeth line opening ceremony, 17 May )?
STEVE PARSONS / Getty ImagesThe queen’s dog Candy, a dorgi breed (mix between a corgi and a dachshund), also made an appearance in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, looking for some affection from the monarch.
Getty ImagesWhen Prince Philip married then-Princess Elizabeth over 73 years ago on Nov. 20, 1947, he assumed the arguably difficult role of a prince consort, one very few men have held in royal history, requiring him to forever live in his wife’s shadow.
Queen Elizabeth II received her first corgi when she was seven (Picture: Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)In 1933, when Her Majesty was seven years old, her father King George VI brought home Dookie, a Pembrokeshire Welsh corgi.
The queen reportedly engineered the mix years ago by breeding past generations of her corgis with dachshunds belonging to her late sister, Princess Margaret.The last of Queen Elizabeth's corgis, Whisper, died in 2018, leaving her with her two dorgis, Vulcan and Candy.