The Royal Pets: Animals belonging to the royal family
The Queen’s dogs have become an iconic image in the minds of many Britons, and her corgis have been with her throughout her reign. But there are plenty of other pets within the Royal Family and some very surprising animal choices.
The queen has been inseparable from her dogs since she was just a little girl.
She received her very first corgi, Susan, as an 18-year-old gift, and for decades cared for generations of Susan’s descendants.
Sadly, her last corgi in Susan’s line, Willow, passed away in 2018.
Willow was followed by Whisper, the Queen’s last purebred corgi, and Vulcan, a dorgi (dachshund-corgi mix).
Today, she has only one dog: Candy, a nice looking dorgi.
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Charles and Camille:
Prince Charles and Camilla are currently the proud owners of two Jack Russell Terriers, Bluebell and Beth.
Occasionally, they attend Camilla’s royal duties, with Beth even unveiling a plaque at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
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Guillaume and Kate:
Prince William and Kate Middleton had Lupo, an adorable English Cocker Spaniel, in 2011.
For years, Lupo was a beloved member of the couple’s growing family and enjoyed playing with George, Charlotte, and Louis.
Royal watchers were saddened to learn in November 2020 that Lupog had passed away.
However, a few months later, the family welcomed a new puppy to their home.
The Black Cocker Spaniel originated from a litter bred by Kate’s brother James Middleton, who gave Lupo to the Cambridges in 2012.
The new puppy is a nephew of the late Lupo.
Prince Edward and Sophie:
The Earl and Countess of Wessex currently own two dogs, a black lab and a cocker spaniel.
Sophie has often been seen walking the grounds of Windsor Castle with the two dogs, as well as a more unusual pet.
Edward said in the summer of 2020: “We also have a turtle, which basically runs the house!”