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The Queen's corgis had been helping her cope with the grief of losing Prince Phillip - but she's now been beset by another tragedy.

People have been worried about the Queen after the tragic news that Prince Philip passed away...

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But the latest news shows things are going from bad to worse.

Prince Philip was ninety-nine years old when he passed away last month.

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Elizabeth married Phillip Mountbatten (a distant relative of hers) on November 20th, 1947, when she was just twenty-one.

​People were (understandably) concerned for the Queen.

Losing a partner of more than seventy years must be horrific.

According to friends of the Queen, she was using her dogs to help cope with the grief of losing Phillip...

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The Queen is known for being a true animal lover - but there's one animal that's always associated with HRH.

The Queen was given her first corgi, Susan, on her eighteenth birthday in 1944.

It has been estimated that the Queen has owned more than thirty dogs during her reign, all of which were from the same family.

Her most famous dog is Monty, who appeared with her in a sketch for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics...

The Queen had planned not to get any more dogs after Vulcan, her dorgi – a dachshund-corgi cross – passed away last year. She was left with just one dorgi called Candy.

A source said: "The Queen was left with only one dog at the end of last year. She had made the decision not to get any more because she didn't think it fair at her age."

"But it would be unthinkable for her not to have any. It's like the Tower of London not having any ravens. The new puppies are adorable."

She acquired 2 new four-legged friends when Phillip was hospitalized ...

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And their names had truly special meanings...

Fergus was named after her uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who was killed in action during the First World War.

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The second dog, Muick, pronounced Mick, is a pure-bred corgi and named after Loch Muick, a favorite spot for the Royals during their summer holiday.

When the news of the new dogs came out, Royal biographer Penny Junor said: "Her corgis are hugely important to her."

"They have over the years been closer to her than any human being. The corgis are intensely loyal and loving and they have never let her down."

But now the Queen has been struck with another tragedy.

As news has just come in that her five-month-old puppy Fergus has sadly died.

And people are very worried ...

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Fergus had been purchased by Prince Andrew to help his mother cope with the grieving process.

But sources have confirmed Fergus passed away this weekend.

A source told The Sun: 'The Queen is absolutely devastated.

"The puppies were brought in to cheer her up during a very difficult period."

"Everyone concerned is upset as this comes so soon after she lost her husband."

It is currently not known how Fergus died.

Rest in Peace to this heartbreakingly young puppy.

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