A key query round Britain’s royal succession was resolved on Sunday when it emerged scandal-hit Prince Andrew and his ex-wife will take care of Queen Elizabeth II’s corgi canine after her loss of life.
The prince and his former partner Sarah Ferguson will tackle Muick and Sandy following the queen’s loss of life at Balmoral on Thursday aged 96, Andrew’s spokesman stated.
Andrew — the queen’s third son and infrequently reported to be her favorite — and Ferguson had given Muick and Sandy to the queen as a present.
The pets had been a consolation to the queen whereas she was at Windsor Castle in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, her dresser Angela Kelly stated.
The destiny of the 2 corgis — the most recent in a protracted line of greater than 30 of the sandy, short-legged canine all through Elizabeth’s reign — had been a thriller.
Muick joined the royal household initially of 2021 together with a so-called “dorgi”, a cross between a corgi and a dachshund, known as Fergus.
Fergus died after simply 5 months and was later changed with Sandy, a brand new corgi pet from Andrew and his daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, for the queen’s official ninety fifth birthday.
The corgi presents got here in the identical 12 months that Prince Andrew stepped again from his public duties as a result of scandal over his relationship with convicted US paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
In February, Andrew settled a sexual abuse lawsuit within the United States with an Epstein sufferer, having beforehand been stripped of his honorary navy titles.
He and Ferguson married in a extremely publicised wedding ceremony in 1986 and divorced ten years later, however have remained on good phrases and share a house close to Windsor Castle.
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