Queen is given two new corgi puppies to comfort her through the crisis with Harry and Meghan and Prince Philip’s bout of ill health
- Queen has had two new corgi puppies join her at Windsor Castles, sources say
- Comes as Prince Philip at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London
- Buckingham Palace is also preparing for Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview
The Queen has been gifted with two new corgi puppies to help her through the royal crisis with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Prince Philip’s hospital treatment, it has been reported.
The new dogs have joined Her Majesty, 96, at Windsor Castle as Prince Philip, 99, remains at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London following a ‘successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition’.
The new additions to the royal household also come as Buckingham Palace prepares itself for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey next Monday.
Last year the monarch’s loyal companion Vulcan, a dachshund-corgi cross who had been the Queen’s pet since at least 2007, died a few weeks before Christmas.
The Queen has been gifted with two new corgi puppies to help her through the royal crisis
It comes after Her Mahesty’s loyal companion Vulcan, a dachshund-corgi cross, died a few weeks before Christmas last year
A source told The Sun: ‘The Queen is delighted. It’s unthinkable that the Queen wouldn’t have any corgis.
‘It’s like the Tower of London not having any ravens. They have only been there a couple of weeks but are said to be adorable and made the castle their home.
‘Both are said to be bringing in a lot of noise and energy into the castle while Philip is in hospital.’
While the names and the genders of the dogs are unknown, it is believed the canines were a gift.
They are also the first corgis Her Majesty has owned that are not direct descendents of her very first corgi Susan – which she was given in 1944 for her 18th birthday.
The Queen has always been synonymous with pets, particularly her Corgis, and has owned more than 30 during her reign.
In 2018, her corgi Willow, who was the 14th generation descended from Susan, was put down after suffering from cancer.
Meanwhile in 2012, her dog Monty appeared alongside James Bond star Daniel Craig in a clip for the opening ceremony for the London Olympics.
In 2012 her dog Monty appeared alongside James Bond’s Daniel Craig in a clip for the London Olympics
The Queen with some of her corgis at the the Windsor Horse Trials (left) and walking with two fo the dogs in the the grounds of Windsor Castle (right)
The royal has always been synonymous with pets, particularly her Corgis, and has owned more than 30 during her reign. Pictured: The Queen with her dog Monty
Yesterday it was revealed that the Duke of Edinburgh would remain in hospital for ‘treatment, rest and recuperation’ after undergoing ‘successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition’.
The Sussexes have been urged to postpone their tell-all interview with Oprah on Sunday night after Prince Philip had major surgery after more than a fortnight in hospital.
Harry’s grandfather had the operation yesterday at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London – Britain’s top heart hospital – after being transferred there on Monday from the private King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone where he was being treated for an infection.
There is a growing backlash against the Sussexes after sources close to the couple said that the Oprah interview will go ahead regardless, claiming it is down to the broadcasters not them.
Prince Philip, 99, remains at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London following a ‘successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition’
It comes as Buckingham Palace prepares for itself for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey
As the Queen’s husband had surgery, Harry and Meghan were also busy stepping up their war of words with Buckingham Palace, accusing them of spreading smears about their treatment of staff.
Last night Her Majesty launched an investigation into the bullying claims and invited the Sussexes to take part.
It came as a new clip released ahead of Harry and Meghan’s interview showed the Duchess of Sussex saying: ‘I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.
Yesterday, Philip’s daughter-in-law Camilla revealed while visiting a vaccination centre in Croydon that the Duke was ‘slightly improving’ and that everyone in the Royal Family was ‘keeping our fingers crossed’
Giving an update on his condition yesterday, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. His Royal Highness will remain in hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days.’
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