If you didn’t plan on crying today, well, get your tissues ready.
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession to Windsor Castle took place on Monday, September 19.
Thousands of devoted fans showed up to pay their final respects and bid farewell to their Queen who reigned for over 70 years.
The Queen Is Laid To Rest At Windsor Castle
The Royal Family including King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William, Catherine “Kate” Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were all in attendance at the state funeral on Monday.
In addition to Her Majesty’s immediate family were her beloved corgis, Sandy and Muick.
The late monarch owned more than 30 corgis during her reign and was known for her love of the breed.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Corgis Await Her Coffin Outside Windsor Castle
The Queen’s deep love for corgis began when she was gifted a corgi puppy, Susan, on her 18th birthday.
Sandy and Muick waited patiently outside of Windsor Castle for their late owner’s coffin to arrive.
The corgis were gifted to Queen Elizabeth II by her son, Prince Andrew.
The Queen’s corgis, Muick and Sandy, sit in the forecourt of Windsor Castle to greet Her Majesty. pic.twitter.com/H02sPv17mY
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Sandy and Muick appeared unbothered by the loud noises coming from outside of Windsor Castle’s gates. Even a gunshot went off and the two didn’t flinch or get riled up.
It’s clear they’re used to the fanfare of their late owner.
During Saturday’s procession, a mourner waiting in line to pay their respects to QEII asked Prince William how the dogs were doing.
Prince William Assures The Crowd The Corgis Will Be Looked After
He assured the fan that he visited them recently and they will be looked after just fine. William added that he’s sure they’ll be spoiled.
It’s been reported that Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson will take ownership of the dogs.
It wasn’t just Queen Elizabeth’s dogs that paid their final respects.
Her Majesty’s Fell Pony, Emma, Also Attended The Funeral Procession
Her Fell Pony, Emma, also greeted the procession while standing on grass among the floral tributes along the Long Walk.
Queen Elizabeth II was a very hands-on animal owner.
She looked after her own dogs as much as possible and during her weekends at Windsor Castle, the corgis lived in her private apartments.
Her Majesty personally fed them whenever her busy schedule allowed and enjoyed taking them for walks.
In 2021, she was gifted a corgi and a dorgi, dachshund corgi, while staying at Windsor Castle during lockdown.
The puppies reportedly kept the Queen company while her husband, Prince Phillip, was in the hospital.
The dorgi was named Fergus after her uncle who was killed during the first World War. The corgi was named Muick (Mick), after Loch Muick on the Balmoral estate.
Sadly, Fergus died at five-months-old just weeks after Prince Phillip passed away.
Fergus was replaced with a new corgi puppy, Sandy, from Prince Andrew and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.