The Queen’s Corgis Have Their Own Dog Room at Buckingham Palace (Seriously)

Former royal footman Steven Kaye is sharing rare details about Queen Elizabeth’s dogs, including the “regal” room they reside in at Buckingham Palace.

In an interview with Slingo, Kaye discussed his experience as an employee of the royal family for three-and-a-half-years. One of his biggest responsibilities was taking care of the queen’s corgis, who are treated like members of the family.

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“They have their own dog room at Buckingham Palace,” Kaye said. “It’s quite regal—a great big dark wooden glossy door with a gold handle and beautifully polished floor with all these dog beds all over the place.”

He explained that everything in the dogs’ routine is down to a science—including their diets. “We used to feed the dogs in the morning,” Kaye added. “We would put the food out, most of them had special dietary requirements, so we’d have to remember who had what and they all had a silver dog bowl with their name engraved on it. The Queen would feed them herself at 3 in the afternoon.”

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Kaye also revealed that the monarch is very hands-on with her pets, adding, “We’d literally be walking the dogs, and you’d turn around the queen would be there with her headscarf on, and she’d be like, ‘Oh, I’ll take over now.’ We were relieved of our duties and off she went.”

Luckiest. Dogs. Ever.

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