Wuff farewell at Windsor Castle – Here the Queen’s corgis are waiting for their mistress

Wuff farewell at Windsor Castle goes to the heart |

Here the Queen’s corgis are waiting for their mistress

A beastly great love that goes beyond death.

At the state funeral queen († 96) Not only did the royal family and the entire British kingdom say goodbye to their queen in front of the eyes of the world, their beloved animals also said goodbye.

After all, Elizabeth was not only the Queen of England, but also a great animal lover. The Queen and her corgi dogs – a very special love!

Elizabeth developed a passion for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed when she was young and was given her first bitch for her 18th birthday. For decades, the Queen even bred her Corgis herself.

The new King Charles III. (right) walks past the Corgi dogs Muick and Sandy at Windsor Castle with their son William

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The Queen in 1950 with a corgi.  The love for the dog breed accompanied her her entire life

The Queen in 1950 with a corgi. The love for the dog breed accompanied her her entire life

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Most recently, the four-legged friends Muick and Sandy lived with her, they were her last corgis. For the world she was the great queen, but for her four-legged friends just the beloved mistress, whom they now had to say goodbye to.

At the centenary ceremony, her fluffy companions faithfully awaited the arrival of the Queen’s coffin. This scene was heartbreaking! At Westminster Abbey, the two corgis, along with two staff, waited for the Queen’s coffin to pass them by.

What an animal sad, but also SO heartfelt moment!

Particularly tragic: Elizabeth actually gave up dog breeding in 2015 and didn’t want to have a dog anymore at her old age. But her heart for animals was just too big and so the Queen was given the Corgi puppy Muick in 2021 when her husband Philip († 99) came to the hospital, and she got a second little Corgi named Sandy a short time later.

Also a very touching moment: Her favorite pony Emma was also allowed to say goodbye to her owner on the sidelines of the funeral procession.

Pony Emma pays her last respects to the Queen on the sidelines of the funeral march

Pony Emma pays her last respects to the Queen on the sidelines of the funeral march

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The black horse waited patiently and calmly with the Queen’s Equerry for the Queen on Windsor’s historic Long Walk, which leads to the Castle.

The pony had accompanied horse lover Elizabeth II for 26 years. Even in her old age, the Queen was still on horseback – without a helmet, but with a headscarf to protect her hairstyle.

She remained true to her passion into old age: The Queen on a horseback ride at Balmoral Castle

She remained true to her passion into old age: The Queen on a horseback ride at Balmoral Castle

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Attentive spectators of the centenary ceremony did not miss this special detail: Emma, ​​who was otherwise completely stoic, briefly raised her leg when the Queen’s coffin finally passed her. What a goose bumps moment.

At least their beloved four-legged friends will be taken care of after the Queen’s death. The Queen’s son, Prince Andrew (62), will take care of the corgis together with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson (62). And Terry Pendry, the Queen’s stable master, will no doubt be taking good care of the Queen’s favorite pony as well.

Prince Andrew accepted the task of the new master at the Queen's funeral service and took care of his new addition to the family

Prince Andrew accepted the task of the new corgi master at the Queen’s funeral service and took care of his family growth

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