The Queen’s corgis have been helping her cope with the grief of losing Prince Phillip…
People have been worried about the Queen after the tragic news that Prince Philip passed away…
And it looks like she’s using her canine companions to help her cope with her grief…
Phillip was ninety-nine years old when he passed just last week…
And it has been a heartbreaking time for the Queen, who has lost her life companion.
His death sadly comes after spending a month in hospital earlier this year.
Though, Prince Philip’s health had been slowly deteriorating for some time.
He was initially admitted, back in February, to receive care for an infection.
But, while in hospital under went heart surgery for a pre-existing condition.
After his longest stay in hospital, Prince Philip eventually returned to Windsor Castle on March 16.
And it was a great relief to many people at the time who had feared the worst…
Now, the royal family is an important part of British culture.
The Brits are extremely proud that Queen Elizabeth is the longest-ruling monarch of the United Kingdom. Since her coronation on February 6th, 1952, she surpassed Queen Victoria’s old record of sixty-three years on the throne in 2015.
During WWII, she and her sister, Princess Margaret, were evacuated to Windsor to keep them safely out of London.
While there, Elizabeth made her first public appearance by way of radio broadcast. She famously said, “that in the end, all will be well; for God will care for us and give us victory and peace.”
Here she is with her parents, sister, and the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill. Her good relationship with the public made way for the acceptance of Prince Phillip.
Elizabeth, the King’s first-born, automatically became the Queen of England.
And this will be the case for Prince Charles with the current Queen unfortunately passes.
By June 2nd, 1953, Queen Elizabeth had officially taken on the reigns.
She was crowned at Westminster Abbey at the meager age of twenty-seven. Charles was present at his mother’s crowning; He was aged 4 at the time.
Interestingly, Elizabeth’s was the first coronation to be shown on television.
She wasn’t ruling totally alone though, because Prince Philip was always by her side.
Elizabeth married Phillip Mountbatten (a distant relative of hers) on November 20th, 1947, when she was just twenty-one.
She’d met Philip aged thirteen and the 2 quickly became totally smitten.
However, Philip wasn’t an expected fit for the Queen.
But he quickly became a very important part of her life.
Queen Elizabeth was known for being more reserved and thoughtful, while Philip always had a reputation for being a bit bold and brash, resulting in a somewhat mixed reputation in high society.
But the pair continued to stand the test of time.
Soon after their marriage, they were required to take the last name of Windsor, which admittedly caused some tensions.
There have also been numerous public scandals, including rumors of Philip’s infidelity.
But, despite all of this, the pair wasted no time in starting a family.
Their first child, Charles, was born in 1948, and is pictured of the left. Their second child, Anne, soon followed in 1950.
The Queen and Philip had a total of 4 children together…
And there’s no denying how they have become one of the most admired and famous couples in the entire world.
But in more recent times…
Prince Philip was battling some repeated health conditions.
The royal underwent many surgeries in order to regain his health over the years.
Having previously dealt with complications such as a blocked coronary artery and a bladder infection just days before his ninety-second birthday, Prince Philip underwent exploratory abdominal surgery which he recovered from.
And in 2015, he retired from public engagements entirely after becoming the longest-standing royal consort in British history.
But soon after, he fell victim to another health issue which involved a hip replacement surgery and since then, he had been on a tragically rocky path.
Well, things seemed to take a turn for the worst for the ninety-nine-year-old royal.
On the evening of February 16th, Prince Philip was rushed to hospital after feeling “unwell.”
The Sun reported that the royal would be spending “a few days” there.
But it was also reported that he was in “good spirits” after being taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London.
The Duke made a brief recovery…
But since then, things were quick to get worse.
His health deteriorated rapidly…
And on Friday, we received the news we were all dreading.
It was confirmed that Prince Phillip had tragically passed away aged ninety-nine.
He will be greatly missed by all those who know and love the royal family.
And since the tragic news broke, people have been worrying about the Queen’s condition.
Comments have been flooding in…
But according to friends of the Queen, it looks like she is using her dogs to help cope with the grief of losing Phillip…
The Queen was given her first corgi, Susan, on her eighteenth birthday in 1944, and 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.
However, she acquired 2 new four-legged friends when Phillip was hospitalized this year…
And their names have truly special meanings…
Fergus is named after her uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who was killed in action during the First World War.
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.
The Queen has owned more than a whopping thirty dogs over the years…
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.”
Her most famous dog is Monty, who appeared with her in a sketch for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics…
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.”
Let’s hope they provide her with some comfort during these difficult times…
Rest in peace, Prince Phillip.
Stay tuned for more updates surrounding his death.