Queen's corgis will go to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in Windsor

Queen’s corgis WILL go to Prince Andrew: Duke of York will look after late monarch’s beloved dogs Muick and Sandy with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson after he gifted them to her following Prince Philip’s death

  • Duke of York has confirmed where the Queen’s corgis Muick and Sandy will live 
  • The dogs will be adopted by Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson 
  • The divorced couple still live together at the Royal Lodge in Windsor
  • It is still unknown what will happen to the late monarchs other dogs 
  • Full coverage: Click here to see all our coverage of the Queen’s passing

Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson have said that they will look after two of the Queen’s beloved corgis following her death.

Muick and Sandy, who will now be adopted by the Queen’s third son and Ms Ferguson, were gifted to the late Queen following the death of Prince Philip.

This evening the Duke of York’s spokesperson confirmed that the two dogs will live at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, where the divorced couple reside.

It has been confirmed that the late Queen’s corgis, Muick and Sandy, will be adopted by Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and will live at the Royal Lodge, in Windsor where the divorced couple resides

Up until now the fate of the beloved corgis had remained a mystery, although many predicted Prince Andrew, often referred to as the Queen’s ‘favourite’ son, and his daughter Princess Beatrice would look after the pets.

It was believed the pair had been walking the dogs in the months leading to the Queen’s death.

The late Her Majesty the Queen owned more than 30 of the sandy, short-legged dogs throughout her reign, however, had resisted taking on any new dogs in recent years not wanting to leave the dogs behind after her death.

Muick, pronounced Mick, joined the royal family at the start of 2021 along with a so-called ‘dorgi’, a cross between a corgi and a dachshund, called Fergus.

Prince Andrew, often thought of as the late Queen’s ‘favourite son’, and his daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugine, gifted Muick and Sandy to the Queen last year

The Royal pets will now live with Sarah Ferguson (pictured) and her ex-husband the Duke of York at the Royal Lodge in Windsor

Muick had been named after Loch Muick on the Balmoral Estate, where the Queen died on Thursday. Fergus had been named after the Monarch’s  uncle who was killed during battle in the First World War.

Fergus died after just five months and was later replaced with a new corgi called Sandy, as a 95th birthday present from Prince Andrew and his daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

Speaking at the time of the new corgi arrivals, the Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly, said: ‘I was worried they would get under the Queen’s feet, but they have turned out to be a godsend.

‘They are beautiful and great fun and the Queen often takes long walks with them in Home Park.’

Muick and Sandy will soon be settling into their new home at Royal Lodge (pictured) in Windsor with the Duke and Duchess of York 

It still, however, remains unclear what will happen to the late Queen’s last surviving dorgi but is expected to join Muick and Sandy at Royal Lodge as the canine pals are used to each other’s company.

If Candy does not go to the Duke and Duchess of York, Candy will probably be given to a member of staff.

Another of the Monarch’s dogs, Lissy, whose pedigree name is Wolferton Drama, and is the current Kennel Club cocker spaniel gundog champion, has not been decided.

The spaniel, who was named after the late Queen, currently lives with her trainer Ian Openshaw.

The late Queen Elizabeth II being greeted by corgi enthusiasts in Edmonton, Canada in 2005. The Queen had 30 corgis throughout her long 70-year reign

A decision about her future is expected to be made by King Charles in the coming weeks.

The late Queen was gifted her first corgi, called Susan, for her 18th birthday from her late father King George VI. Ten generations of her corgis then descended from Susan.

Her dogs were given the Royal treatment having their own rooms with elevated wicker baskets and meals of beef, chick, rabbit, liver, cabbage and rice being prepared by a chef each evening.

Sometimes the Queen herself made the dog’s meals.

Her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, however, was said to have ‘loathed’ the dogs’ yapping. 

 In 1989 it was reported that an animal behaviour expert was called in to cure the corgis from their habit of nipping members of the Royal Family. 

Two years later, however, the Queen tried to break up a corgi fight and needed three stitches after being bitten on her left hand.

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