This connection was deeply personal, not just symbolic. When she passed away at 96, her loyal corgis, Muick and Sandy, were there, accompanied by two trusted aides, as she was laid to rest.
Muick and Sandy were gifted to the Queen by her son, Prince Andrew, and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. It was a thoughtful gesture to provide comfort and companionship in the wake of Prince Philip’s 2021 passing. These furry friends became her solace during a time of grief.
After the Queen’s passing, Muick and Sandy returned to Prince Andrew’s care.
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, formerly married to Prince Andrew, shared a new photo of the corgis to mark the anniversary. She posted a photo with the Queen’s beloved corgis, assuring everyone that these cherished pets are thriving.
The Duchess of York’s message read, “As we remember a year on, we also celebrate the wonderful moments with Her Late Majesty the Queen. She entrusted me with the care of her corgis Sandy and Muick, and I’m delighted to say they’re thriving.” These words reflect the Queen’s enduring trust.
It was confirmed that Prince Andrew, who stepped down from royal duties in 2022, and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, would look after the corgis at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, their shared residence. This loving gesture ensures that Muick and Sandy continue to be a part of the royal family’s life, preserving a connection to a remarkable monarch known for her grace, duty, and love for animals.