Queen Elizabeth II’s Corgis, Sandy & Muick, ‘Spoiled Rotten’ By Fergie & Prince Andrew

Oct 10, 2022 by apost team

Queen Elizabeth’s beloved corgis have found a new home after her passing on Sept. 8, 2022. Since then, the two quirky dogs have been living with Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, along with other canines of the family. But in a new interesting update from Fergie, it would seem like the two dogs have been onto something on their new home. 

Queen Elizabeth II was known for her love of corgis and had many dogs over the course of her life. For her official birthday, which was celebrated on June 12, 2021, the queen was given a corgi that was eventually named Sandy by Prince Andrew and his daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, as a present. 

Moreover, June 10, 2021, marked what would have been Prince Philip's 100th birthday, which no doubt was a trying time for the royal family. 

The Sun reported that the six-week-old puppy was presented to Elizabeth on June 10, 2021. Nine News Australia reported that a Windsor Castle source was quoted as having said, "The Queen has had a rough time, and she is absolutely delighted to have a new corgi." 

The new addition to her brood filled the hole left by dachshund-corgi cross Fergus, who was one of a pair also given to her by Andrew as the Duke of Edinburgh fought illness in the hospital in February 2021.

While Philip was recovering from heart surgery before his death, Andrew gifted Elizabeth a dachshund-corgi (also known as a "dorgi") pup and a corgi to cheer her up. Fergus was gifted to the queen along with a second dorgi, Muick. However, Fergus died unexpectedly after only five months due to heart problems. Fergus' death came as another painful blow to the queen that year. 

Princess Elizabeth with Dookie and Jane (1936), (Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

For a large portion of time during Queen Elizabeth’s reign in the past few years, her dogs have remained a source of joy for her. Many have testified to this. 

Queen Elizabeth II had a very long relationship with her love for corgis. According to BBC, she fell in love with the breed of dog around the age of 7 years old when her family friends had gotten a corgi. She eventually received her own dogs, Dookie and Jane, when she was growing up in London. Dookie was known to be a troublemaker with poor manners, but she loved him nonetheless.

Eventually, she received another corgi for her 18th birthday named Susan, who she was deeply fond of. "I had always dreaded losing her," the queen once said. The two were inseparable leading up to Susan's death in 1959. "But I am ever so thankful that her suffering was so mercifully short," she added. Over the next six decades, she would go on to own 30 of Susan's descendants. 

Ciara Farrell told the BBC that "dogs and horses are her passion and it is with them, and the people who share that passion, that she truly relaxes. Horses are a rich man's game but dogs are not. They are a great leveller, they attract people from all walks of life and, over the years, the queen has had strong and genuine friendships with many of her fellow dog enthusiasts."

The queen loved her dogs as if they were her children. Farrell went on to say that the dogs slept close to their owner. Out of the 775 rooms in the palace, they slept in her private quarters. "There is a special corgi room where they have raised wicker baskets lined with cushions to keep draughts away," Farrell said. 


Sarah Ferguson (2022), (Andreas Rentz/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR)

That is why when Queen Elizabeth passed away, the question of who would get custody of her famous corgis was asked numerous times. 

Consoling a child days after his grandmother’s death, Prince William promised young mourners at Lambeth Bridge that the queen’s dogs were “being looked after very well,” and “spoiled rotten.” 

Prince William was exactly right on this one as Fergie — Prince Andrew’s former wife who he has remained on good terms with — has become the owner of Sandy and Muick. People Magazine confirmed that the corgis would return to live at Royal Lodge with the Duke and Duchess of York. 

Royal family fans were heartbroken after seeing the two pups pay their final respects to their beloved owner as her coffin arrived in Windsor on Sept. 19, 2022. 

"Ok that did it for me, they just showed the Queen's two corgis. And I'm balling my eyes out for them,” a user shared on Twitter.

According to The Telegraph, Fergie’s short statement during the Henley Literary Festival has affirmed those who have been worrying about Sandy and Muick since they last saw them on television. 

Fergie showered the pooches with compliments, noting how both dogs were “taught well” and that it is such a “big honour” to have taken on the responsibility of tending to the late queen’s dogs. Regarding how the dynamics have changed at the Royal Lodge, the dogs seem to have been roughhousing a lot. 

"They all balance out, the carpet moves as I move but I’ve got used to it now," Fergie said. 

It seems that the queen’s corgis are in very good hands, as it has been reported before that despite her divorce from Prince Andrew, Fergie remained close to Queen Elizabeth, hence the trust between them. 

Corgis of Queen Elizabeth II, Muick and Sandy (2022), (Jonathan Buckmaster-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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