A happy Queen Elizabeth II has welcomed two new Corgis to Windsor Castle in a particularly troubling week for the monarch, as Prince Philip remains in the hospital and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s tell-all interview is due to be aired this Sunday.
According to a source, Queen Elizabeth, 94, is “delighted” by the duo of puppies which are believed to be a “gift” to herself.
It follows news that her husband, Prince Philip, 99, has undergone successful heart surgery after he spent more than a week in the hospital, sparking concern for his health.
He remains in the hospital in London recovering after the surgery, which is linked to an existing heart condition.
Meanwhile, the Queen has remained at Windsor Castle — where she has spent much time with Prince Philip over the majority of the last year during the coronavirus pandemic.
The source revealed the new additions to the royal family are making “lots of noise” and are bringing plenty of “energy” to the castle during a turbulent time for the Queen.
Her Majesty is preparing for her Commonwealth Day speech to air on Sunday, following the cancellation of the annual Commonwealth Day service.
The Queen is also gearing up for the outcome of an exclusive interview involving Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as they sat down with Oprah Winfrey to create a 2-hour special which airs on Sunday in the US on CBS, and on Monday in the UK on ITV.
It is “unthinkable” that the Queen would not own any Corgis, according to a source who spoke of the monarch’s new pets.
A source told The Sun that Her Majesty is moved by the two new additions to the family. The royal insider shared: “The Queen is delighted. It’s unthinkable that the Queen wouldn’t have any corgis. It’s like the Tower of London not having any ravens. They have only been there a couple of weeks but are said to be adorable and made the castle their home. Both are said to be bringing in a lot of noise and energy into the castle while Philip is in hospital.”
Susan was the first Corgi owned by the Queen in 1944 – a gift from her parents on her 18th birthday.
Back in 2015, advisor Monty Robert revealed the Queen did not plan to replace her dogs as she got older since she wanted to avoid leaving any behind.
Weeks before Christmas, Her Majesty’s beloved Dachshund-Corgi, Vulcan, died after at least 13 years as a loyal companion to the Queen.