Queen Elizabeth II is reportedly devastated after the death of one of the two puppies that she was given shortly before her husband Prince Philip died.
“The Queen is absolutely devastated,” The Sun tabloid quoted a Windsor Castle source as saying. “Everyone concerned is upset as this comes so soon after she lost her husband.”
The Queen lost her husband of 73 years in April and had found solace in walking five-month-old Fergus, who died unexpectedly, and Muick most days on the grounds of Windsor Castle, the newspaper said.
Prince Andrew reportedly gave his mother the two dorgi puppies a cross between dachshunds and the queen’s beloved corgis breed in February as a surprise to cheer her up after 99-year-old Philip went into hospital that month. He died on April 9.