Queen Elizabeth’s corgi dies
Queen Elizabeth’s pet dog has died.
The 90-year-old monarch’s 13-year-old corgi named Holly sadly passed away last week after becoming ill at Balmoral in Scotland.
The animal was buried just before Elizabeth’s three-month annual vacation at the royal residence came to an end, according to People magazine.
Elizabeth only has three pets left, corgi Willow and Vulcan and Candy, who are a cross between corgis and a dachshund.
Insiders have told the publication that The Queen will not be replacing her dog as she fears they will be left behind.
Elizabeth previously said she would stop breeding corgis when Holly and Willow pass on.
The royal won’t be adding any new pups to her household when her existing pets die due to fears a younger dog could damage her health.
The Queen worries she could trip over a spirited young corgi, leaving her with serious injuries and unable to perform her royal duties.
A senior courtier previously said: “She worries about too many dogs around her feet and the danger she will trip up and hurt herself badly. She is after all 88 and not getting any younger.
“Her corgis are getting on a bit and move along at a sedate speed but a young dog would obviously be very lively and much more active.
“Her main fear is that if she fell and broke her arm or even a leg she would not be able to perform her duties for many weeks if not months, and that would upset her greatly.”