Queen Elizabeth II’s Last Beloved Royal Corgi Dies
Eight-decade tradition ends
Whisper, aged 12, who liked following the Queen from room to room, leaved her Majesty forever and put an end to the the 85-year tradition of royal corgi. She died just six months after corgi Willow’s death in April. The last royal corgi passed away and left the Queen extremely saddened!
The breed of corgi has become an icon of British royalty and one of the most popular dog breed in Britain because of Queen’s favor. Queen got her first corgi, Susan, as her birthday present when she was 18 years old.
Except Whisper, all other royal corgis(including corgi Willow) are the descendants of Susan. As USA TODAY reports, when the Queen could, she often fed her dogs by herself and took them for walks. She gradually became an excellent breeder, but five years ago, the Queen decided not to breed a dog any more. The reasons are twofold, according to the Daily Mail. One, she is worried about their fate when she passes away. Two, she does not have much energy to care excitable and naughty puppies.
The Queen was happy to take on Whisper( originally named after the chocolate bar, “Wispa”) because this corgi was mature and also because she knew this furry baby well since it was a puppy. Though not long, they really enjoyed each other’s companion in the royal household. As the last royal corgi, Whisper’s death marks the end of a royal tradition established by Queen Elizabeth II at the birthday of 18.
Memory never fades
Though the last royal corgi died, this icon of royal dog breed has been deeply imprinted in our heart. It is no surprising to hear the news of the upcoming release of an animated corgi movie, The Queen’s Corgi. Though time passes, memory of happiness can exist, in people’s mind and in video recordings: