NEXT to jewellery, ER’s greatest love is her pack of pedigree corgis. These bad-tempered, short-legged pooches enjoy the sort of pampered palace lifestyle thatmany of her subjects can only dream of, tucking into tin after tin of Caesar Select - perhaps the most expensive petfood on the supermarket shelf at £1.25 for a small can.
But stop and think for a moment; whilst the Queen is royal and has therefore earned her luxurious, opulent lifestyle, her dozen-strong canine entourage have merely had the good fortune to be born in the right place and at the right time.
And with matching sets of dogs at her other residences in Windsor, Sandringham and Balmoral, there is no reason why Buckingham Palace’s outrageous yearly pet food bill of £43,860 cannot be brought to heel. Most supermarkets produce their own budget ranges of dog dinners, with prices starting at just 30p or less per tin. Or even better, butchers will often give customers a sheep’s head or bag of guts for nothing.