Queen Elizabeth II left beloved corgis to son Prince Andrew

The Queen’s three surviving Corgis – Candy, Muik and Sandy – were left to Prince Andrew.

During her lifetime, the late monarch owned more than 30, each descended from her first, Susan, an 18th birthday present from her father, George VI. Sun reports.

They became synonymous with her glorious 70 years of reign and were often featured in portraits, official photographs, coins and porcelain.

The Queen is even credited with introducing the dorgi after a brief and completely unexpected encounter between her corgi Tiny and Princess Margaret Pipkin’s dachshund.

A source said today Sun that the disgraced Duke of York will now host the beloved trio at his 30-bedroom Royal House in Windsor.

The insider added: “It’s fascinating – Charles is now the king, Camilla is the queen consort, William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales.

“As for Andrew, he doesn’t have a new title and apparently no way back into the fold. Instead, he just gets dogs.

“At least he has plenty of free time after stepping down from royal duties amid controversy surrounding his friendship with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

“He spent most of his time riding horses, but now he can walk the dogs.”

Candy, a 13-year-old dorgi, the Queen’s oldest surviving dog, has always been at her feet during the final years of her unprecedented reign.

In February, when Her Majesty modestly celebrated her 70th birthday, Candy ran to the Oak Room at Windsor Castle to join her.

The queen smiled, bent down and stroked her, asking: “Where are you from?”

She playfully added, “I know what you want.”

The Queen has previously expressed a desire not to add more corgis or dorgis for fear of leaving any young dog behind if she dies.

But when the Duke of Edinburgh was hospitalized shortly before his death last March, Andrew gave her two new puppies.

She named them Muik, after one of her favorite spots in Balmoral, and Fergus, after an uncle she never knew.

Her mother’s brother, Fergus Bowes-Lyon, died during the First World War in 1915.

Puppy Fergus tragically died just two months later from a heart defect.

But in June, when the Duke would have turned 100, Andrew and his daughters, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, gave her Sandy.

The Queen, who died “peacefully” on Thursday, also left behind a prize-winning four-year-old cocker spaniel, Wolferton Drama, known as Lissy.

She was top dog at the Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship and led 38 entrants to become Queen’s first all-breed girlfriend champion.

The Queen’s deep affection for Corgis began in 1933 when, at the age of seven, her father, then the Duke of York, bought a Corgi named Dookie for her and her sister Margaret.

A second corgi, Jane, was added, and after she gave birth to puppies, two of them, Crackers and Carol, were kept.

Then, in 1944, Susan was presented to the Queen.

She even went on a honeymoon with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh – hiding under the road mats and next to a heating pad as the happy couple traveled through London in an open carriage to catch a train to Hampshire.

Prince Philip was less enamored, often barking, “Damn dogs. Why do you have so many?”

Susan gained a fearsome reputation after biting the royal watchmaker, Leonard Hubbard, various servants, a detective, a policeman, and a grenadier guard named Alfred Edge.

But each of her dogs that followed her, including Sugar, Buzz, Brush, Geordie, Smokey, Dash, Dime, Disco and Dipper, lived luxurious lives living in their own room at Buckingham Palace, which they called the corgi room.

They slept in raised wicker baskets with sheets changed daily, and were cared for by the queen herself.

Their menu was extensive and included fresh rabbit and beef prepared by a gourmet chef, and at Christmas they received stockings full of toys and cookies.

In 2012, Monty, an elderly corgi, starred with the Queen in a James Bond skit during the London Olympics opening ceremony, but later died.

Obituaries that followed lauded his magnificent on-screen belly rolling.

Kay Hogg, secretary of the Welsh Corgi League of Scotland, said: “Everyone connected corgis to the queen.

“She has done so much for the breed and they have been by her side all her life.”

This article originally appeared on Sun and has been republished with permission

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