A month after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, British Monarch Queen Elizabeth is mourning the death of her puppy gifted to her by her son Prince Andrew.
Not too long after 95-year-old British monarch Queen Elizabeth lost her husband, she is grieving the death of one of her dorgi puppies Fergus, who was a gift from her son Prince Andrew.
Fergus was one of the pairs given to Her Majesty to cheer her up after Prince Philip fell ill, and his death is said to have left the Queen devastated. Fergus reportedly passed on over the weekend.
Queen Elizabeth at The Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor, Great Park, England on May 18, 2002. | Photo: Getty Images
Fergus, a Dachshund and a Welsh Corgi mix, was named by the Queen after her maternal uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who died in France during World War I.
The Queen had become fond of the two new puppies and said to have often taken the new additions along on walks around Windsor Castle. The pair became a part of Her Majesty’s life in February while Prince Philip was being treated for an existing health condition.
The puppies given by Prince Andrew were the first corgis Her Majesty owned that are not direct descendants of her very first corgi Susan, which she was given as an 18th birthday gift by her parents in 1944.
The pup, which was around five months, died during the weekend, and the painful loss saddens the Queen. Sources close to the monarch revealed that the feeling in Windsor Castle is a low one as everyone thinks the Queen has been through enough losses.
The dog joined the family a year after they lost their former pet, Lupo.
Aside from losing her husband, the Queen has also felt betrayed by her beloved grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle in recent months.
The duo has constantly bashed members of the royal family, making claims that have seen the world point fingers at the centuries-long British monarchy.
Before losing her pet, it was widely believed the Queen would no longer keep pets after losing her loyal companion Vulcan, another dachshund-corgi cross, who had been with the family for more than a decade.
Vulcan died a few weeks before Christmas, and the Queen was said to have ended her desire to have any puppies as she did not want to leave them behind when she died. The Queen has always loved her pets, especially her corgis.
The Queen is not the only member of the royal family to enjoy the gift of a dog. Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given a new canine companion, bred by the Duchess's brother, James.
The dog joined the family a year after they lost their former pet, Lupo. The family was reportedly excited to receive a new addition to their home, especially for their three kids.