The Queen’s corgis Muick and Sandy are living with Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.
Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, took in the Queen’s corgis — Muick and Sandy following her death in September. Despite the former couple parting ways in 1996, they continue to live together at Royal Lodge on the Windsor estate. Ferguson developed a special bond with the Queen over their love for dogs. A source told previously 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.”
The Duchess of York, also known as Fergie spoke with The Telegraph about adopting the Queen’s Pembroke Welsh Corgis saying that it's "a big honor" to look after the "national treasures.". The 62-year-old admitted that the pups have "been taught well” and are getting along with the five Norfolk terriers she shares with Prince Andrew, also 62. "They all balance out,” she joked, “The carpet moves as I move but I've got used to it now.” Ferguson recalled that the dogs brought Her Majesty "constant joy," along with their walks together at Frogmore House in Windsor. She also remembered the late Queen as a "wonderful friend" and "the finest ever icon … legendary, incredible."
Prince Andrew was the one who gifted his mother Muick, a corgi, and Fergus, a dorgi (a dachshund-corgi cross) during the pandemic lockdown in 2021 to help lift her spirits during his father Prince Philip’s hospitalization. Fergus who was named after her uncle who was killed during World War I died in May 2021, shortly after Prince Philip’s death. The Duke of Edinburgh died at age 99 in April 2021. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie gifted the Queen another Corgi named Sandy for the monarch's 95th birthday, reported The Guardian. The corgi Muick, pronounced Mick, was named after Loch Muick on the Balmoral estate.
Sarah Ferguson opened up about the “great honor” of taking care of the late Queen’s corgis, calling them “national treasures." https://t.co/5CPme1IEXD— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) October 11, 2022
Angela Kelly, the Queen’s dresser, previously revealed that she was worried about the animals but they ended up being just the thing the Queen needed. “I was worried they would get under the Queen’s feet, but they have turned out to be a godsend. They are beautiful and great fun and the Queen often takes long walks with them in Home Park.” The Queen’s lifelong love of corgis has been well documented and Her Majesty once reportedly said that “my corgis are family”.
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