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.
Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII hospital in central London, where he had been recovering after a successful he… https://t.co/Tcxcrz0aWm— BBC News (UK) (@BBC News (UK))1615892104.0
And it was a great relief to many people at the time who had feared the worst...
@BBCNews I’m so happy you have been allowed home Prince Phillip after your long stay in hospital. Our lovely Queen… https://t.co/rcCZo4FOOp— mrs susan braddy (@mrs susan braddy)1616010532.0
@BBCNews Ooooh. Best news I've heard for weeks. Duke of Edinburgh is a treasure. I was always thinking about him al… https://t.co/Y6ONdNIaRo— Judge Veek (@Judge Veek)1615895199.0
@BBCNews So happy it all went well and we've not lost him.— Marguerite de Bohun 💙 (@Marguerite de Bohun 💙)1615898026.0
@BBCNews Glad to see you looking better stay well Prince Phillip our Queen needs you by her side ..God save the Queen and Prince Phillip— Lee Nash (@Lee Nash)1615954507.0
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.
Queen Elizabeth lived through the world war.
via: Getty ImagesDuring 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."
This was when then Princess Elizabeth first became known to the public.
via: Getty ImagesHere 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.
But when her father died in February of 1952...
via: Getty ImagesElizabeth, 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.
via: Getty ImagesShe 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.
via: Getty ImagesElizabeth 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.
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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.
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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.
via: Getty ImagesTheir 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...
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Prince Philip was battling some repeated health conditions.
The royal underwent many surgeries in order to regain his health over the years.
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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.
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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.
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.
@Number10cat Uh oh, The Queen is a person that would get broken heart syndrome. Her love is real.— Crash Organism (@Crash Organism)1617967435.0
Comments have been flooding in...
Honestly if The Queen dies cause of a broken heart I’ll be really upset— Laurel • Midsize Fangirl 💜 (@Laurel • Midsize Fangirl 💜)1617967555.0
RIP Prince Phillip. Did the country a massive service and has been The Queens rock for the past 70+ years! Sadly ca… https://t.co/Wp0uYx4WWp— Scott #LUFC (@Scott #LUFC)1617967527.0
Really sad to hear about Prince Philip. Concerned about the effect it could have on the Queen.. We can’t afford any… https://t.co/DARZeARSJ8— Luke Dawson (@Luke Dawson)1617966873.0
Just as the country begins to emerge from a terrible year, comes the tragic news that HRH Prince Philip has died. W… https://t.co/jOQgXunT6q— Iain Duncan Smith MP (@Iain Duncan Smith MP)1617969529.0
I just feel so sad for the Queen. What a union 💔 #PrincePhilip #RIP https://t.co/WQMGrQGT67— Amy Voce (@Amy Voce)1617967378.0
I’m sad for the Queen 😔 married for 74 years, can’t imagine how she feels rn— Zoe London (@Zoe London)1617967666.0
Sad news about the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Such a huge loss for the Queen and his family. His has been her… https://t.co/TtiFP3eA2b— Susanna Reid (@Susanna Reid)1617967045.0
Incredibly sad to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip. He selflessly dedicated his life to public service & gave… https://t.co/RvGzeiEdim— Craig Tracey MP (@Craig Tracey MP)1617971855.0
I do feel very sad for the Queen today. She's completely alone now. She outlived them all. As you'd expect but sti… https://t.co/xNYUYan2Sl— Mike Gibbs🏳️🌈 (@Mike Gibbs🏳️🌈)1617969202.0
I met Prince Philip once. I liked him. He had a proper twinkle in his eye. He had the air of a man who would know w… https://t.co/TnfDwaPOor— Katy Brand (@Katy Brand)1617968077.0
The Queen has seen the death of her father, mother, sister and now her husband. Sad day for the Queen. :(— Owen 🇬🇧 (@Owen 🇬🇧)1617970255.0
deeply sad today. heart breaks for Her Majesty the Queen after a long and happy life with her consort. sending love… https://t.co/75HnprI3KV— Kate Elizabeth Brown (@Kate Elizabeth Brown)1617971970.0
How very sad for the Queen, Prince Philip has been her lifelong companion. 😢 #RIPPhilip— Linda Edwards-Shea (@Linda Edwards-Shea)1617968314.0
I’m really sad about Prince Phillip. The Queen and Prince Phillip have always been there. It feels like the beginni… https://t.co/e5EyDXSqpc— Julesisbusy🌞🪴💐🍾🇬🇧🎉 (@Julesisbusy🌞🪴💐🍾🇬🇧🎉)1617970152.0
I’m actually really sad for the queen, imagine being married for 73 years and then your partner dies like I wouldn’t be able to function :(— Deville (@Deville)1617968344.0
I’m truly sad for the queen but that’s all. The rest of my feelings about the monarchy still stands. https://t.co/4vYCx1N0aq— Sisitory (@Sisitory)1617968184.0
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...
The Queen and her corgis 😍 #TheQueenUnseen https://t.co/NTF1XiL3qH— Lili (@Lili)1617914814.0
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...
James Bond and 2 corgis (from the London Olympics opening) Does it get any better @misterknightly? http://t.co/INyEIGnB— Trish (@Trish)1343421067.0
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...
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highnes… https://t.co/7cHe9dWPK0— The Royal Family (@The Royal Family)1617966068.0
Rest in peace, Prince Phillip.
Stay tuned for more updates surrounding his death.