It is not a secret that Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is a dog lover. She always had dogs all through her life, and at one point, she even had 30 dogs in total. Her favorite breed of dogs is the Corgi which came from Wales, and all of her dogs have a special place in the palace.
The palace dogs all have royal blood as they are descendants of Susan, the Corgi, which Queen Elizabeth II got when she was only 18 years old. The Queen and Susan were inseparable, and the dog even went on her honeymoon with Prince Philip in 1947.
If you think royal dogs live a luxurious life, you are correct! The Queen’s dogs have their nannies and staff to look after them. Their nannies feed them, walk them and make sure that they are always clean.
The dogs also have their chef who cooks gourmet meals especially for them. Their menu is carefully planned daily and is made from the freshest ingredients. They also follow schedules, and their dinner is set at 5 p.m.
While they have their own staff to cater to their needs, the rest of the palace employees also look after their needs. The dogs also have their own set of rules to ensure order in their coexistence. And, only the Queen can scold and order the dogs around.
In addition to their long list of privileges, the dogs also have free passes inside Buckingham Palace. Sometimes, they would follow the Queen around even when she is having important meetings. They also have a spacious room created just for them, and it is called the Corgi Room. The room has wicker baskets where they can sleep, and their sheets are changed daily.
Among all the lists of privileges that they have, surely there is one thing that the royal dogs are most thankful for. And, that is the love and care given to them by the Queen and the people surrounding them.
Get to know the Royal Corgis more in the video below.
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