‘Sandy, Candy, you’re moving in with Andy!’ How the royals rehomed the corgi and dorgi who lost their queen – Rights History
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‘Sandy, Candy, you’re moving in with Andy!’ How the royals rehomed the corgi and dorgi who lost their queen

What do you give the prince who’s already sharing his home with an ex-wife and five dogs? That’s right: more dogs!

It was an image that spoke to a nation in mourning, and even those not deep in mourning felt the natural empathy of the dog-lover: Muick and Sandy, the Queen’s corgis, attended by footmen as they watched her funeral procession. What would be the dogs’ fate? Did they even understand that their destiny had changed for ever?

Queen Elizabeth II was in fact survived by four dogs: two corgis, a dorgi and a cocker spaniel. The last, Lissy, is a baffler, since she wasn’t of either breed for which the Queen had such pronounced preference, and Elizabeth named her after herself. The need for disambiguation must have been constant, although Lissy’s registered pedigree name is Wolferton Drama. Anyway, she is living with her trainer, Ian Openshaw, for the time being.

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