Queen Elizabeth II received a 6-week old pooch this week from her other son, Prince Andrew, and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, a report by The Sun says.
According to an insider who spoke to The Sun, “The Queen has had a rough time and she is absolutely delighted to have a new corgi,” from her son and granddaughters on Thursday, which would have been her late husband Prince Philip’s 100th birthday.
The Monarch got the gift just a few days before her official 95th birthday, which she celebrated on Saturday with her cousin, the Duke of Kent by her side as they both watch Trooping the Colour together.
Last month, the Queen’s 5-month-old dachshund-corgi cross Fergus, which was also a gift from Andrew, passed on … leaving her distraught. Andrew is said to have given Fergus and another dog to his mother earlier this year when Prince Philip was hospitalized.
“The Queen was distraught when Fergus died suddenly. But this new dog will be the perfect company for her other dog going forward,” the royal source said.
Darren McGrady, a chef who worked inside Buckingham Palace for up to15 years, said last year that one of his first responsibilities when he resumed the job was to cook elaborate meals for the canines.
“I thought I was going to be cooking for kings, queens and presidents. I did eventually, but one of the first jobs I had was cooking for the corgis, the royal corgis, making fresh food every day,” he said while adding that “the pampered pooches also had footmen.”