Across the pond, and here in the U.S., people have been buzzing about the four-day celebration for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. The Jubilee celebrates the queen’s 60 years on the throne. So what might this have to do with Corgis?
Over the weekend, Google crafted a special homepage to pay tribute to the queen, and the stylish header featured the queen’s silhouette, diamonds and last but not least, her Corgis. This prompted the Christian Science Monitor to find out how many dogs the queen actually owns. The amount of dogs (and their names) this leading lady has might surprise you.
Currently, the queen has three Corgis – Monty, Willow and Holly, and three Dorgis – Cider, Candy and Vulcan. If you’re wondering WTD is a Dorgi? It’s a cross between a Corgi and a Dachschund. Queen Elizabeth is rumored to be the first person to mix the two breeds together.
Country Life Magazine said that the queen names each and every one of her dogs. She recently named one of her dogs “Gryffindor” after one of the houses in the “Harry Potter” series. The Lab is apparently part of an all Harry-Potter themed litter. Pawesome.
So of all dogs, why Corgis? The official royal website said that the breed was introduced to the queen by her father and she received a Corgi named Susan on her 18th birthday. Most of the queen’s current Corgis are descendants of Susan.
Now in her 60th year of reign, Queen Elizabeth celebrates her diamond jubilee with her beloved pups. Since she’s willing to name a whole litter of dogs after the “Harry Potter” series, we can’t wait to see what she names her next dog. (Avengers theme anyone? THORgi? Totally cute.)