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The Queen's Last Corgi, Whisper, Has Passed Away At Windsor Castle

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    A Queen and her corgis

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    The Queen fell in love with the breed as a young child. Her father, King George VI, gave her a Pembroke Welsh corgi pup for her 18th birthday, named Susan. Since then the Queen has had an infamous connection with corgis. The monarch being a successful breeder, with Susan beginning a long line of corgis for the Royal Family. 


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    Source of comfort

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    The Queen's corgis had provided her with a sense of comfort, companionship and even helped her overcome her shyness. The Queen would gratefully let them become a distraction from an awkward conversation, as she would turn her attention towards them.


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    The beginning of the end

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    After the passing of her corgi Willow, the last dog descended from Elizabeth II's first corgi, Susan, she decided to no longer continue breeding corgis. Monty Roberts, a former advisor to the royal family, previously told Vanity Fair, "She didn't want to leave any young dog behind. She wanted to put an end to it."


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    Enter Whisper

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    Whisper entered the Queen's life and became a royal favorite. She had taken in Whisper, in 2016. Whisper had originally belonged to owner Bill Fenwick, a former Sandringham gamekeeper, who passed away and left the corgi to his Majesty. 


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    Loyal Corgi

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    The Daily Mail had reported that the Queen, "had become especially close to Whisper who devotedly followed her from room to room throughout Buckingham Palace." 


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    RIP Whisper

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    It's the end of an era, the death of Whisper ends an 85-year tradition. 

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