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12 Things You Never Knew About The Queen And Her Corgis

To celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday, one business has made a very unique tribute to The Queen – 90 corgi shaped pillows and a life-sized pillow of Her Majesty!

The tribute has been made in commemoration of Her Majesty’s unique love affair with her corgis.

Spoonflower (www.spoonflower.com), a website that lets users design, print and sell their own fabric made the tribute to The Queen.

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Allison Sloan Polish, President of Spoonflower said: “It is a token of our affection and admiration for the Queen – and her life-long love of corgis.

“This year marks not just the Queen’s 90th birthday but also – less remarked – the 83rdanniversary of her love affair with corgis.”

The Queen has loved corgis ever since she was a small child. The first she ever owned was called Dookie, which her father, the future King George VI, brought home for his daughters Elizabeth, age 7, and Margaret, 3, in 1933.

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Spoonflower is sending two specially produced corgi pillows as a gift to the Queen – one each for the Queen’s two remaining corgis, Holly and Willow.

It hopes to present all 90 pillows at Buckingham Palace. However, if this is not possible, Spoonflower say that they may consider auctioning them in aid of one of the Queen’s favorite charities.

12 Things You Never Knew About The Queen And Her Corgis

• The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis (but none, as far as we can tell, with a name longer than two syllables).

• Pembroke Welsh Corgis are her favorite breed.

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• She has loved corgis since she was a small child, after first encountering those owned by the children of the Marquess of Bath.

• The first corgi she ever owned was called Dookie, which her father, the future King George VI, brought home for his daughters Elizabeth and Margaret in 1933.

• Elizabeth, age 7, picked Dookie from a choice of three Corgi pups, reportedly because of his longer tail – “So that we can see whether he’s pleased or not”.

• When still young princesses, Elizabeth and her sister Margaret, invented the “dorgi”, by cross breeding Elizabeth’s corgi, Tiny, with Margaret’s dachshund, Pipkin.

• On her 18th birthday in 1954, the future queen was given a corgi named Susan.

• She was so fond of Susan that she took her on honeymoon after marrying Prince Philip in 1947.

• Susan founded a corgi dynasty, spanning at least 10 generations of royal corgis.

• Susan became one of several royal corgis to bite royal servants, when she nipped Leonard Hubbard, the Royal Clockwinder, as he was entering the Royal Lodge Windsor in 1954.

• Holly and Willow, the Queen’s current corgis, are the last two remaining of a once 13-strong pack.

• Willow seems likely to be the Queen’s last corgi, after the announcement last year that she had ended her breeding programme.

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