Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson Soon to Become New Owners of the Queen’s Corgis

September 12, 2022

By: Mariah Fritz

Photo: The Queen in 1980 with some of her corgis walking the cross country course during the second day of the Windsor Horse Trials (PA) (PA Wire)

The Duke of York, Andrew, and Duchess of York, Sarah, will become the new owners of Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis following her death, according to The Independent.

The Queen passed away in Balmoral Castle at the age of 96 and left behind her two dogs named Muick and Sandy. Prince Andrew originally gifted both corgis to the Queen, and a spokesperson for the prince said that he and Sarah would take on ownership.

Many people were concerned about who would take care of the late monarch’s dogs, as it is well known that she loved corgis. The Independent reported that the Queen was “famously a big fan of the breed”, and that she owned over 30 corgis throughout her lifetime.

The Queen was given one corgi and one dorgi, a corgi-dachshund mixed breed, at the beginning of 2021. They were gifted to her while she was in lockdown in Windsor to keep her company while the Duke of Edinburgh was in the hospital. The dorgi was named Fergus after her mother’s brother, Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who was killed in 1915 During World War I. She named the corgi Muick, after one of her favorite areas near Balmoral Castle where she continuously spent her summers, The Independent reported.

The monarch was thrilled over her new puppies but was soon devastated after Fergus died just weeks after she received him, and soon after Prince Philip died in April 2021. Sandy, the Queen’s other corgi, came into the family as a gift for her 95th birthday from Andrew and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

A source close to Prince Andrew told The Telegraph: “The duchess bonded with Her Majesty over dog-walking and riding horses and even after her divorce, she would continue her great friendship with Her Majesty, by walking the dogs in Frogmore and chatting.”