The Queen’s last remaining corgi, Willow, has died at the age of 14 following a cancer-related illness.
According to the Daily Mail, Her Majesty has been hit ‘extremely hard’ by the death of Willow, who appeared alongside her in the famous Olympic James Bond Sketch.
The death of Willow marks the end of an era as there are now no longer any corgis in the royal household.
However, she does still have two dorgis, Vulcan and Candy, who are corgi-dachshund crossbreeds.
A Buckingham Palace source said: “She has mourned every one of her corgis over the years, but she has been more upset about Willow’s death than any of them.
“It is probably because Willow was the last link to her parents and a pastime that goes back to her own childhood.
“t really does feel like the end of an era.”
Willow starred alongside The Queen in the James Bond 007 sketch which aired during the Opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
Corgis have played an immense part in the private life of the Queen. Her parents gifted her with Susan when she turned 18. And the corgis she has bred ever since have been direct descendants of her first dog.
Sugar and Honey were her first puppies born just four years later. Over the last seven decades, The Queen has owned over 30 corgis.
It was thought the Queen had 13 corgis at one time, however, she has now stopped breeding them due to her advancing age.
The dogs got underfoot of staff and guests alike. On average, these dogs only live 12 to 13 years. However, Kelpie, a favourite of Her Majesty’s lived to the ripe old age of 17.