April 26, 2020

Royal Family Shares Throwback Photos of Young Queen in Honor of National Pet Month

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The royal family's Instagram account has provided fans the cutest collection of throwback images of Queen Elizabeth II out of appreciation for National Pet Month. They also revealed that at her age, she's still riding horses.

"Today we are marking National Pet Month. The nation's pets have kept us company during lockdown, and have joined our daily walks!" the royal family's social media account captioned the slideshow of photos.

The account wrote that the first royal corgis, named Dookie and Jane, joined the family in 1933 when King George VI offered them to his daughters, then-Princess Elizabeth, and Princess Margaret.


The Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 8, 2019 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images

"On her 18th birthday, Princess Elizabeth was given her very own Corgi named Susan, and has owned more than 30 corgis and dorgis since," the royal family wrote.


Throughout her life, the Queen's affection for horses has stayed with her, the account continued. Today, she still rides horses and takes an extraordinary enthusiasm for the horses which she breeds and owns for racing.

As reported by Hello!, the royal family is currently spending time at home in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.


The Queen and Prince Philip have started their Easter break at Windsor Castle early. Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton are at their home with their three young children, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are back in Canada with their son Archie Harrison.

On March 22, the royal family shared an adorable snap to celebrate Mother's Day alongside a heartfelt message saying they were thinking of mothers everywhere amid the COVID-19 outbreak, as reported by Express.

The current global crisis also affects the planned occasions the Royal Family is required to participate in.


The black and white photo shows the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, with her mother, Queen Elizabeth. The image was taken in 1951. They are seen holding on to their hats as they show up at Westminster Abbey for a wedding. 

Meanwhile, the current global crisis also affects the planned occasions the Royal Family is required to participate in.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, and Prince William at Aviva on February 28, 2018 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images


Prime Minister Boris Johnson had cautioned the public that people should avoid all unimportant contact. 

Therefore, upcoming royal events that might be postponed or canceled include Trooping the Colour in June. This occasion is attended by all royal family members to commend the official birthday of Her Majesty.

There are also events, for instance, the Chelsea Flower Show and Wimbledon. These events are popular with the royals. 

Queen Elizabeth's schedule to visit Cheshire and Camden was also called off in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the schedule of Prince Charles and Camilla to visit the Republic of Cyprus and Jordan. 


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