OPINION - The Leader podcast: What now for the Queen’s Corgis?

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The Queen, sitting on a grassy bank with the corgis, at Virginia Water to watch competitors in the marathon of the European Driving Championship (PA) (PA Archive)
The Queen, sitting on a grassy bank with the corgis, at Virginia Water to watch competitors in the marathon of the European Driving Championship (PA) (PA Archive)

As the UK continues to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II we are examining the history of Her Majesty’s love of Corgis.

The breed became synonymous with the Queen, appearing with her on trips around the country, to the extent they were once described as her ‘moving carpet’ because of the way the dogs would follow her around.

One of her dogs once photo-bombed the English Rugby Team, and they even made appearances at key events throughout the Queen’s reign.

Two of them had starring roles alongside James Bond in the halls of Buckingham Palace for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.

The Evening Standard’s Ethan Croft describes the Queen’s history with Corgis, and where the two she's left will live now.

And ex-chairman of the Welsh Corgi League Diana King explains how the Queen boosted the breed's popularity, and tells us who to contact if you’re thinking of buying a Corgi puppy.

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