According to recent reports on the royal family, Prince Andrew and his former wife, Sarah Ferguson, will adopt the two corgis Queen Elizabeth II left behind. The royal pets will now live with the Duke and Duchess of York.
The duo Andrew and Ferguson reportedly gifted the corgis to the late monarch a while ago. While they gave her the puppies as a couple, it was originally Ferguson’s idea.
The Prince is still reeling from the blowback of his sex scandals and involvement with Jeffrey Epstein but maintains that he’s innocent and did nothing wrong. On the other hand, the royal family is now adjusting to King Charles’s coronation and mourning the late Queen.
Read on to find out more.
The Late Queen And Prince Andrew’s Former Wife Bonded Over Corgis
A royal insider revealed to People magazine that Ferguson bonded with the Queen and the corgis in the past. She allegedly escorted her Majesty to dog-walk the puppies and rode horses a handful of times. This went on even after she ended things with the Queen’s son, Andrew.
Before the former couple, Prince Andrew and Ferguson, gifted the beautiful puppies to the Queen, she was already a mother to over 30 corgis and dorgis. The puppies were the only addition to her collection. She became a dog mother for the first time at seven years old. This was after her father, the then King, gifted her first corgi.
The source also noted that the late monarch asked to stop getting more corgis during the 2010s because she didn’t want to leave them alone when she died. However, Queen Elizabeth still received new corgis as gifts.
Queen Elizabeth II Was Gifted A Puppy
The couple, who was married for ten years before their divorce, gifted the Queen new corgis in 2021. Not long after this, she lost her husband, Prince Philip, at age 99. This loss devastated the Queen, who hoped to mark the late Prince’s 100th birthday with him.
Unfortunately, Queen Elizabeth also lost one of her corgis some weeks after. Eventually, on the late Prince Philip’s birthday, Prince Andrew, one of the Queen’s children plagued with scandals, gifted her a new puppy. The puppy marked a full circle moment from when the Queen received her first corgi.
Prince Andrew’s Scandal
Asides from dealing with the death of her husband and beloved pets, the late Queen also had to deal with the sexual scandals surrounding Prince Andrew. The Prince was allegedly involved with Jeffrey Epstein, a formerly convicted sex offender who primarily preyed on young children.
The royal was also involved in a sexual assault suit which was championed by Virginia Giuffre. In the suit, Giuffre claimed that she was a victim of sex trafficking by Epstein when she was only 17 years old. She also claimed that Andrew had been involved in her abuse and had protected Epstein.
In January this year, Queen Elizabeth finally stripped Prince Andrew of all his military titles and his accorded privileges. Her decision was met with widespread approval on social media as Prince Andrew had received a lot of negative publicity when his scandal went public. The Prince has severally denied the accusations and maintains that he’s not guilty of any wrongdoing.
The Fate Of The Royal Family
Following the death of the Queen last week, her first son Prince Charles ascended to the throne on Saturday and will now be known as King Charles III. The 73-year-old succeeds his mother, who ruled for 70 years before she died.
King Charles’ firstborn child, Prince William, who is now 40, will succeed his father upon his death. Williams’s own son is only nine years old and is now the next in line to the throne upon the death of the current King.
As the royal family and the whole world are adjusting to the presence of a new monarch, they’re also mourning the loss of the Queen. Her funeral process has begun, and the royal family will soon attend the formal church service for her burial. After that, Queen Elizabeth’s body will lie in rest for a day before being flown back to London.
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