LONDON — Queen Elizabeth received Susan, a corgi on her 18th birthday, since then she has bred the dogs, with her current dogs Holly and Willow being 14th descendants of Susan. The Queen has recently made the decision to no longer breed the dogs, so she won’t leave any behind when she dies.
Her Majesty has decided against breeding new dogs for Buckingham Palace. The corgis who were once so abundant in the royal household, that Princess Diana once referred to them as “the moving carpet.”
The Queen was said to be devastated when her dog Monty died, this is the corgis who appeared in the James Bond sketch for the Olympics Opening Ceremony. This is another reason she has decided against introducing any new dogs to Buckingham Palace.
It looks like her beloved corgis Holly and Willow, the last two remaining of her once 13 strong pack of dogs, may be the last of her iconic companions. A typical day for Holly and Willow starts with a brisk morning walk by a footman. When the Queen awakes the dogs eagerly greet her and accompany her to breakfast where they are served toast and marmalade. For lunch they are cooked a meal from scratch, with a menu that changes daily.
The Queen’s pets accompany her everywhere, staying in the most grand accommodations from palaces to castles, travelling in planes, helicopters and chauffeur driven limousines.