According to The Sun, the 95-year-old monarch received a 6-week-old corgi as a gift from her son, Prince Andrew, and her granddaughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. The pet joined the family on what would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday.
The new addition comes just one month after the tragic death of Queen Elizabeth’s dog, Fergus. Believed to be a dorgi (a corgi-dachshund mix), the monarch named the pet after her late uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon. She received Fergus as a gift when Prince Philip was in the hospital, but the pup died a few months later for unknown reasons.
The good news is the new dog (whose name has yet to be publicly revealed) is joining two four-legged family members. First, there’s Candy, a corgi who’s been around the longest. And last but not least, there’s Muick (pronounced “Mick”) who arrived at the same time as Fergus. The pup is named after the queen’s favorite spot near Balmoral Castle, Loch Muick. (Vulcan, the monarch’s other beloved dorgi, passed away late last year.)