Queen mourns last corgi

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

THE Queen has been left heart­bro­ken af­ter the death of her last corgi.

Wil­low, 14, was put to sleep at Wind­sor Cas­tle on Sun­day. The dog had a can­cer-re­lated ill­ness and the Queen did not want her to suf­fer fur­ther.

The death brings to an end a re­mark­able his­tory be­tween the Queen and cor­gis dat­ing back more than 80 years. Wil- low was the 14th gen­er­a­tion de­scended from Susan, a dog gifted to the then Princess El­iz­a­beth on her 18th birth­day.

But her her­itage dates back even fur­ther, to 1933, when the Queen’s fa­ther Ge­orge VI in­tro­duced a corgi, Dookie, into the fam­ily. The Queen was still feed­ing Wil­low un­til the week­end, when the dog’s con­di­tion wors­ened.

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