Throughout her life, the queen has made no secret of her love for her corgis and dorgis. The monarch has often been seen alongside her furry friends, and is believed to have cared for over 30 dogs over the years.
As you can imagine, the Queen’s beloved pets were treated to a life of pure luxury, with their meals more extravagant than most. Pampered pooches obviously couldn’t just eat normal dog food, but rather are said to feast on the finest ingredients produced by the finest chefs.
The corgis diet is believed to consist of luxurious meals such as steaks and chicken breasts. Royal biographer Brian Hoey revealed the details of the corgi’s luxurious diet in his book Pets by Royal Appointment.
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The biographer also revealed how the carefully prepared meals are delivered by a footman and then covered with sauce poured by the Queen herself. Pampered pets would also be banned when it comes to discipline. Brian wrote in his book that no one is allowed to lift a finger or a voice at any of the dogs.
He claimed they would straighten their legs and do what corgis do wherever they please – on antique furniture, priceless rugs. They are also said to have their own room and are allowed to roam freely. According to Mail Online, the dogs never ate canned food and were even given homeopathic remedies when they got sick.
The monarch’s close relationship with the corgi dog breed dates back to 1933 when his father brought home a corgi that would later be named Dookie. When she was younger, the Queen also had a corgi called Susan, which was given to her in 1944 for her 18th birthday, and quickly became a close companion.
Many of the Queen’s later corgis are said to be descendants of Susan, as the Queen continued to breed the line of dogs for fifty years. She even went on to create a number of “dorgis”, having crossed one of her dogs with Margaret’s dachshund, Pipkin.
Last year the Queen welcomed two new dorgis, one called Fergus and the other called Muick, but the former sadly died of a heart defect in May. In June 2021, Prince Andrew and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie gave the Queen a new puppy, named Sandy, on what would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday.
According to Hello!, one of the Queen’s closest aides, Angela Kelly, told how animals ‘always brought a smile to everyone’s face’ in a new chapter of her book The Other Side of the Coin , The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe. She said: “I was worried they would get under the Queen’s feet, but they turned out to be a godsend. They are beautiful and great fun and the Queen often takes long walks with them in Home Park. ”
Angela revealed the dogs had accompanied the Queen on a flight to Balmoral in August 2021. She said: “They were very well behaved, with Louis the footman on hand for flights in her life – wandered around and kept an eye on the young puppies.The puppies stayed close to the queen but occasionally sniffled around your feet as they hoped for a bite of something tasty from our lunch.
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