Queen Elizabeth's last corgi dies

Willow, the Queen’s last remaining corgi has been reported dead. The dog who was about 15 years old, was put down after battling with cancer, making it the first time the Queen is without a corgi since the end of World War II.

Willow was the fourteenth-generation descendant from Susan; the Corgi was given to the then Princess Elizabeth at the time of her 18th birthday in 1944. The queen had more than 30 dogs of corgi breeds during her reign. It was accounted for in 2015 that the Queen had quit breeding corgis since she would not like to leave any behind after she died.

Although, she still have two dogs, Candy and Vulcan, which are informally known as “dorgis”, a cross between a dachshund and a corgi presented to the royal family when Princess Margaret dachshund mated with one of the Queen’s dogs.

Candy and Vulcan appeared alongside Willow on the cover of Vanity Fair in 2016, which Annie Leibovitz launched to celebrate her 90th birthday.

Willow was the last surviving corgi to appear alongside the Queen and actor Daniel Craig at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Monty, Willow, and Holly received the secret agent upon arrival at the palace to accept a mission from the Queen.

The dogs ran down the stairs, performed tummy rolls, and then stood as a helicopter took off for the Olympic stadium, conveying Bond and a stunt double of the Queen. Monty died a few months after the sketch was filmed and Holly was put down in 2016.

Willow and Holly also appeared and in illustrated children's book “What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday by Lydia Monks and Julia Donaldson, where they assist the ladybird to thwart a plot to steal the royal crown." The book was dedicated to the dogs. Buckingham Palace declined to comment on Willow's death, saying it was a private matter.

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