When Queen Elizabeth’s beloved corgis were alive, they would follow her everywhere, including meetings and vacations. But the one place they wouldn’t go was her bedroom. The queen didn’t let her dogs sleep in the master suite with her because they snored, according to a new documentary about the royal family — and that’s not the only interesting tidbit we learned.
Any pet owner whose pup snores knows that these furry little monsters can have motors louder than your husband’s, so it’s not surprising that the queen shut the door to her bedroom after what we suspect were too many sleepless nights. Though corgis have a low tendency to drool, according to Hills Pet, we imagine the deep breathings of a dozen sleeping corgis isn’t the lullaby the queen was hoping for. You can hear the not-so-melodic snores of a sleeping corgi in the video below.
As for the rest of the royal family, they’re much like you’d expect them to be, according to the new ABC documentary The Story of the Royals. Prince Harry‘s easy-going nature and ability to laugh at himself instantly put those around him at ease, making him a fan favorite. One particular group that he gets along with well is veterans. The young prince has hosted his Invictus Games, which brings together current and former wounded and injured servicemen and women for an international sporting event. The young prince even served in the military himself, so it’s not surprising that he feels a strong connection to his comrades.
“[Prince Harry] does have a cheeky side. He likes a joke, he likes his banter,” former serviceman David Wiseman, who worked with Prince Harry on the Invictus Games, said in the documentary. “But there are only very few situations where he can let that shine, and one of those is when he’s around the lads. He understands he comes from a position of privilege, and he’s not ashamed of that. He understands it’s his duty to use that to have a positive impact.”
Prince William, on the other hand, is well-liked but not considered as social as his brother. Royal biographer Penny Junor described Prince William’s personality as having a “faint awkwardness.” The Duke of Cambridge can be charming, but he has a more polished air and he always knows the right thing to say, Junor said. Perhaps Prince William’s more reserved demeanor is the result of having to grow up so quickly when his mother died.
No matter their differences, we love Prince William and Prince Harry equally. Princess Diana would be proud to know that people only have good things to say about her beloved sons.