Search icon

News

20th Sep 2022

Queen’s corgis brought out to say emotional final goodbye as coffin passes through Windsor Castle

Jack Peat

The dogs are descended from a corgi called Susan, who was given to the Queen aged 18

The Queen’s pet corgis were brought out to the grounds of Windsor Castle to say a final goodbye to the monarch.

Muick and Sandy, which are pembroke welsh corgis, waited in the quadrangle at the Queen’s home as the funeral cortege arrived while being looked after by two members of staff.

They were filmed watching the hearse as it went up the Long Walk in footage which several people have described as tremendously emotional.

The Queen was first given a corgi when she was seven, and generations of the royal corgis are descended from Susan, a corgi she was given when she was 18.

Also on display was the Queen’s Fell pony, Carltonlima Emma, who was led to the side of the road at a gap between floral tributes while the coffin was driven past.

The late monarch had always been famous for her love of animals – particularly her corgis. In fact, over the course of her 70-year reign, she’s owned more than 30 of them.

Some of the dogs even got their fair share of screen time, having joined her in a James Bond sketch for the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.

In 2009, the Queen decided to stop breeding dogs and eventually the once-glorious pack was whittled down to just Sandy and Muick.

Related links: