A rare look at the life of the Queen’s corgis
A new book has been published by Royal Biorgapher Brian Hoey that claims to give an insight into the life of the Royal family’s pets including how the Corgis are looked after.
In the new book Pets by Royal Appointment, the royal biographer Brian Hoey talks about the dogs and the daily routine of the dogs. It is claimed that the meals are prepared and delivered by a footman everyday at 5pm sharp and they will not eat until the Queen herself has given the order.
The dogs never eat prepared tinned foot and are even said to be given homeopathic remedies when they are ill.
The Queens love of corgis is said to have happened when she was given a Pemproke corgi named Susan on her eighteenth birthday. It was given by King George VI and where the dog is now laid to rest it says 'the faithful companion of the Queen.
It is said that Susan was so popular that she even went on honeymoon with herself and Prince Philip in 1947.
Many Corgis have since been bred from Susan. Some of them were even bred with dachshunds including Princess Margaret’s dogs to create ‘dorgis’.
Currently the queen is in possession of two corgis (Williow and Holly) and two dorgis (Candy and Vulcan) which travel with her to her various residences across the country.
More details from the exclusive book include the sleeping arrangements. For example in Buckingham palace the dogs sleep in raised wicket baskets near the royal apartments where they are free to wander around. It is said that the Qeuen takes a huge interested and a hands on approach when looking after the dog.s
The Queen also owns many other dogs and in her Sandringham home she has gundogs, Labradors and cocker spaniels.
As well as dogs, the Royal family have been gifted an unusual collection of animal including an Elephant from Cameroon and a baby crocodile from Gambia.
For all the cat fans reading this though, prepare to be disappointed. Mr Hoey said that 'Royals have long had an aversion to cats. They have no affection for cats.'
Source: Daily Mail