The Duke and Duchess of York, Andrew, and Sarah will be the new guardians of Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis, a source close to the couple said on Sunday.

Duke and Duchess of York to take care of Queen's corgis
Duke and Duchess of York to take care of Queen’s corgis

In addition to their mutual interest in horseback riding, Andrew and Sarah also shared a passion for dogs and taking them for a walk.

The former couple, who divorced in 1996, currently resides at the Royal Lodge, which is part of the Windsor Estate.

According to the source, Sarah has remained friendly with the Queen even after she divorced Prince Andrew and walked her dogs through the Windsor estate in an effort to stay in touch with her.

The Queen, who sadly passed away on Thursday, is reported to have four dogs, of which two were Pembroke Welsh corgis, named Sandy and Muick.

Candy, a mixed breed doggo, and Lissy, a cocker spaniel, are also reported to have been left behind by her. However, there is no information about who will care for Candy and Lissy.

In the past few decades, corgis have become widely recognized as one of the most popular pets among the royal family. As she walked around the estate, the Queen was frequently photographed with a Welsh corgi by her feet.

Queen Elizabeth II has often been credited with creating the dorgi breed by mating her corgi with a dachshund her sister Princess Margaret owned.

Since she was a child, the Queen has had a special affection for corgis, which dates back to when she fell in love with King George VI’s dog, Dookie, that belonged to her father.

A Pembroke Welsh corgi puppy named Susan was given to her on her 18th birthday in 1944. Apparently, she took the dog on her honeymoon in 1947 after getting married due to her attachment to her. Unfortunately, Susan passed away in January 1959.

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