The Queen's Corgis, Sandy and Muick, Attend Her Funeral
Queen Elizabeth II's beloved corgis, Muick and Sandy, were in attendance at her funeral on Sept. 19. The dogs were spotted with handlers inside Windsor Castle ahead of the queen's committal service, where she was laid to rest. It was a fitting tribute for the queen, who was perhaps the world's most famous corgi-lover. She owned more than 30 in her lifetime. Her first was Dookie, a corgi her family adopted way back in 1933.
Muick and Sandy will be living with the queen's son Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, now that the queen has passed, according to the BBC. On Saturday, Prince William spoke to a mourner in line to see the queen's coffin lying in state about the corgis, and he assured her they'd be in good hands.
"I saw them the other day, that got me quite sad," he said in a video captured by Sky News. "They are going to be looked after fine." He added, "They are two very friendly corgis, so they've got a good home. They'll be looked after very well. Spoiled rotten, I'm sure."
According to The Telegraph, the queen decided to stop breeding corgis in recent years because she was worried about leaving them behind after she died. However, in March 2021, she welcomed two new corgis into her pack, Fergus and Muick, who is named for Loch Muick on the queen's estate in Balmoral. Fergus reportedly died that May. The Sun reported that Prince Andrew also gave her a new puppy in June 2021.
Elizabeth's pony Emma was also at Windsor Castle on Monday. The queen was a great lover of horses, which she not only rode, but also bred to compete as race horses. At her funeral, her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte wore a horseshoe brooch as a tribute to the queen's favorite pastime.
See photos of the corgis Sandy and Muick ahead.