Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgi lay with her as she lay on her deathbed, according to a new report.
Royal dogs Muick and Sandy were with the monarch “in the room” when she died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, palace sources said. Daily Mail.
Muick and Sandy also touched the hearts of mourners when they appeared at the late Queen’s funeral on September 19 alongside Prince Andrew outside Windsor Castle in England, where they awaited the arrival of their late owner’s hearse.
The Duke of York, who will now look after the corgis, attended his mother’s funeral at Westminster Abbey before being seen petting his new pets outside.
Andrew, 62, gave the sovereign Muick – named after Loch Muick on the Queen’s heritage property in Balmoral – along with another corgi called Fergus to cheer her up while her husband Prince Philip was in hospital in March 2021.
Philip died aged 99 in April 2021 and Fergus died just a few months later. Princess Beatrice then found Sandy and gave the puppy to her grandmother as a replacement.
Prince William has confirmed the Queen’s last living corgis are doing well, a day before her state funeral.
“I saw them the other day,” the 40-year-old Prince of Wales told the mourner. “They are well looked after. These are two very friendly corgis. They have a nice house. They are very well looked after.’
The Queen’s beloved pony, named Carlton Lima Emma, was also spotted on the grounds of Windsor Castle during Her Majesty’s last trip to St George’s Chapel.
This article originally appeared in New York Post and was reproduced with permission.
Originally published as Heartbreaking new detail of the moment of Quinn’s death