One of the late Queen’s beloved corgis reportedly mourned the monarch’s death for a year, according to Duchess of York Sarah.
Pups Muick and Sandy were by the Queen’s side when she died, and the pair touched people’s hearts when they made a surprise appearance at Windsor Castle on the day of the funeral.
The duchess revealed pup Muick has taken over a year to come to terms with Elizabeth II’s death while speaking with Graeme Hall, presenter of the Channel 5 show Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly.
The duchess adopted two of the late Queen’s corgis with ex-husband Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and said: ‘There are two corgis that came, big Muick and Sandy, and there were five Norfolk Terriers that were there too – seven in all.
‘And big Muick is very, very, very demonstrative, he had his tail down to begin with and then now, a year later… he’s just beginning now to really enjoy [himself].’
It comes shortly after Sarah shared a sweet photo of herself posing with Sandy and Muick on the anniversary of the Queen’s death.
Graeme said about the corgis: ‘So let’s talk about how they settled in, because it’s a big deal for them. You’re losing the person that you’ve been with – mum.
‘And then you find yourself in a different place. So you’ve almost got two problems at once, there.
‘There’s a kind of grieving process, and we know that dogs do go through a grieving process as well.
‘We don’t fully understand it because we can’t chat to them over a cup of coffee, but you certainly see behaviour change, sometimes they’re very flat.’
Sarah explained that Muick has been demanding extra attention, to which Graeme suggested firmly saying ‘no’ to the pup.
The duchess said about her pets: ‘They all get on, you just have to be mindful. And they all have their own characters, and be mindful of their characters.’
The adorable corgis made headlines after the Queen’s death in September 2022, when many were worried about their wellbeing.
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