Queen Elizabeth II's Corgis, Muick and Sandy, Await Her Procession Outside Windsor Castle
Queen Elizabeth II's two Pembroke Welsh corgis, Muick and Sandy, awaited the late monarch's procession outside Windsor Castle on Monday.
With two red-coated attendants, the dogs received a visit from Prince Andrew ahead of the late monarch's committal service, according to The Washington Post. Her coffin was accompanied by members of the royal family, including her son King Charles III, dignitaries, and members of the kingdom's armed forces.
Videos from the procession show the dogs sitting calmly as drums and ceremonial gunfire sound in the background.
Muick and Sandy joined the queen last year as gifts from her relatives. Andrew gave her Muick and a dorgi named Fergus who sadly died. The prince and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, still live together and will look after the two remaining corgis.
Prince William, the queen's grandson, told a mourner last week that the dogs were going to be OK.
"They're going to be looked after fine, they're two very friendly corgis and they've got a good home," he said. "They're being looked after very well, spoiled rotten I'm sure."
The queen owned two other dogs when she died, a cocker spaniel named Lissy and a dorgi named Candy. The Mirror reported that the older Candy may also go live with Prince Andrew because she's used to the corgis' company, but she may also live with a member of the queen's staff.
Lissy, who only joined the queen this year, may be living with her trainer, Ian Openshaw, the newspaper reported, and it's unknown if she will join the other dogs. The queen's burial is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Britain, The Post reported. She'll be interred in Windsor Castle at King George VI Memorial Chapel.