But while the details of what would happen after her death were meticulously planned, little is known about the future of her beloved puppy, who is looking for a new home.
according to american kennel club, she had two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Muick and Sandy, and an older mixed-breed ‘dawgie’ called Candy. Cocker Spaniel Lissi reportedly joined the gang in January of this year.
The Queen was often credited with creating the Dawgie breed when she crossed a Corgi with a Dachshund that belonged to her sister, Princess Margaret.
Joe Little, a biographer of the British royal family and editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, told CNN that the dogs will be cared for by royal staff before being adopted by Princess Anne and Prince Andrew.
“Princess Anne has had corgis of her own in the past,” he explained. It is unlikely that they will split up.”
The Queen’s passion for corgis dates back to her childhood when she fell in love with her father, King George VI’s dog Dookie. On her 18th birthday in 1944, she got her Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy named Susan. Her attachment to Susan was such that she reportedly took her on her honeymoon in 1947. Her Susan died in January 1959.
The monarch continued to own dozens of corgis during his lifetime. Willow famously appeared with her in the James Bond sketch she recorded for her London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.