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Queen Elizabeth II’s Last Corgi Dies

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Queen Elizabeth II and corgi, 1984

Sad news from The Palace that the Queen’s last remaining corgi, Willow, has passed on. Her Majesty has been surrounded by corgis during her entire reign, and they did not always have the greatest reputation for friendliness. However, they were fond of Prince Harry’s new fiancée – this from an interview with the BBC last year:

“The corgis took to you straight away,” Harry said of Markle’s first meeting with the pups. “I’ve spent the last 33 years being barked at. This one walks in, absolutely nothing.”

“Just laying on my feet during tea – it was very sweet,” Markle said.

“Just wagging tails,” Harry said, moving his hand back and forth. “And I was just like, ‘Argh!’ ”

According to the Washington Post, her majesty still has two “dorgis” for company. Read the article.

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