Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgis lay with her while she was on her deathbed, according to a new report.
The royal pooches, Muick and Sandy, were with the monarch “in the room” when she died on Sept. 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, palace sources told the Daily Mail.
Muick and Sandy also made mourners’ hearts swell when they appeared during the late Queen’s funeral on Sept. 19 alongside Prince Andrew outside Windsor Castle in England, where they waited for the hearse carrying their late owner to arrive.
The Duke of York, who will take care of the corgis from here on out, attended his mother’s funeral service at Westminster Abbey before he was seen giving his new pets a pat outside.
Andrew, 62, gifted Muick — named after Loch Muick on the Queen’s cherished Balmoral property — to the sovereign, along with another corgi named Fergus, to lift her spirits when her husband, Prince Philip, was in the hospital in March 2021.
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Philip died at age 99 in April 2021, and Fergus passed away just a few months later. Princess Beatrice then found Sandy and gave the pup to her grandmother as a replacement.
Prince William confirmed the Queen’s last living corgis were doing well the day before her state funeral.
“I saw them the other day,” the Prince of Wales, 40, told a mourner. “They’re being looked after fine. They’re two very friendly corgis. They’ve got a good home. They’re being looked after very well.”
The Queen’s beloved fell pony, named Carlton Lima Emma, was also spotted on the grounds of Windsor Castle during Her Majesty’s final journey to St. George’s Chapel.