Wherever Queen Elizabeth goes, she's sure to be followed by a long line of corgis. And recently, that line got a little bit longer.
According to Town & Country, the Queen adopted nine-year-old Whisper after his original owner, Bill Fenwick, died in January. Fenwick was the gamekeeper at Sandringham, and after his death, the Queen "fell in love" with Whisper whom she developed a special bond with during their twalks, reported The Sun.
The Queen has seemingly found a way around the promise she made to no longer breed corgis. Queen Elizabeth has once again added to her brood, bringing the corgi army total to four. She has two dorgis (a cross between a corgi and a dachshund) named Vulcan and Candy and a corgi named Willow.
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“The Queen has always had corgis, but she made the decision four years ago not to breed anymore because she didn’t want to have a bad fall,” The Sun wrote. “She was also concerned dogs might be left without an owner if anything happened to her.”
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But old habits die hard, and Queen Elizabeth couldn't deny her bond with Whisper. Apparently he was a gift to Bill and his wife Nancy, who were close friends of the Queen. Now that Bill and Nancy have both passed, the Queen has asked Bill's family if she can have Whisper.
That said, four is a far cry from the 30 or so corgis it's believed the Queen has raised during these past 30 years. And can we blame her? Studies show that dogs are good judges of character, and they know when someone is being mean to you. And because talking to your pet is a sign that you're highly intelligent, we're sure the Queen will really enjoy their company.
So now that there's a fresh (and furry) face at Buckingham Palace, we excitedly await new photos of the little guy.
h/t Country Living