Queen Elizabeth II’s Last Royal Corgi Passed Away And Here Are Some Heartwarming Photos Of Her Corgis

The last Royal Corgi passed away on Friday.

Corgis have been a part of the Royal Family ever since 1933. King George IV, who was then the Duke of York, was the first in the Royal Family to acquire a Corgi named Dookie. And since 1945, Queen Elizabeth has had more than 30 corgis. It may sound daunting, but before their engagement, Meghan Markle even earned their approval during tea with the queen. In a couple’s engagement interview, Prince Harry told the BBC, “The corgis took to her straight away. I’ve spent the last 33 years being barked at — this one walks in, absolutely nothing.”

The last purebred Corgi of the family died before the Queen’s 92nd birthday in April. The Corgi was named Willow, whereas, Whisper, the Corgi she adopted from a former Sandringham gamekeeper, was lowered into his grave on Friday. Queen Elizabeth II still has two corgi-dachshund crosses, known as “dorgis.”

Here are some heartwarming photos of her corgis:

Then-Princess Elizabeth (right) has a Pembroke Welsh corgi in her arms who is getting fed a biscuit by Princess Margaret Rose in 1936.

Elizabeth poses with her family in 1968. From the left: the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, the queen, Prince Andrew, and Prince Charles. And a corgi, of course.

The queen mother holds down her wind-ruffled hair as she arrives at London Airport with corgis in tow in 1963 on her way to the Castle of Mey in Scotland.

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The queen mother arrives at London Airport in 1963 on her way to the Loire Valley in France. The dogs just went to the airport for the ride.

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The queen mother arrives at London Airport in 1963 on her way to the Loire Valley in France. The dogs just went to the airport for the ride.

Elizabeth and the queen mother take their corgis out for a stroll during a visit to Sandringham, England, in 1956.

Elizabeth and Prince Philip stroll around Windsor Castle in 1959.

Elizabeth holds the leash of one of the royal corgis at Heathrow Airport in 1982.

Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, and their children Charles and Anne, play with corgis Sugar and Candy during the royal family’s summer holiday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1955.

A seesaw provides amusement for the royal family during a visit to a sawmill on the Balmoral Castle estate in 1957.

Elizabeth returns to London from a weekend in the country with her two pet corgis on January 18, 1965.

Two members of the royal household struggle with corgis belonging to the queen mother as they disembark from an aircraft at Heathrow Airport in 1995.

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Elizabeth, Andrew (left), and Edward leave for Sandringham with two royal corgis in 1970.

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Charles and Edward join Elizabeth and a pet corgi on the grounds of Windsor Castle in 1969.

Elizabeth in Liverpool Street Station in London with Charles, Edward, Andrew, Margaret, Anne, and the corgis in 1966.

Elizabeth’s corgis are taken for a walk as they pass President Barack Obama’s car on the grounds of Buckingham Palace while he meets with the queen in 2009.

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Elizabeth meets the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team with the royal corgis in attendance at Buckingham Palace in 2002.

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Elizabeth spoke with Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key at Windsor Castle in 2015.

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West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and his wife, Rut, are amused by the antics of one of the royal corgis in 1972.

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Elizabeth stops to view a group of corgis following her visit to the Alberta Legislature in Canada in 2005. The queen spent several minutes talking with owners and petting the animals.

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Elizabeth strokes a corgi during a visit to Sherborne Abbey in 2012 in Sherborne, England.

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Elizabeth meets members of the Adelaide Hills Kennel Club and their corgis in 2002 in Adelaide, Australia.

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Elizabeth chats with corgi owners as she leaves Government House, where she unveiled a statue of herself in 2010 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Elizabeth meets a corgi named Spencer as she arrives at Welshpool train station in 2010 in Welshpool, Wales.

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