When Queen Elizabeth II's treasured corgis were alive, they would follow her everywhere, including meetings and vacations. But the one place they wouldn't go was her bedroom. The Queen didn't let her dogs sleep in the master suite with her because they snored, according to a new documentary about the royal family, The Story of the Royals.
Any pet owner whose pooch snores knows that the loyal canine can snore with the best of them, so it's not surprising that The Queen shut the door to her bedroom after what we suspect were too many sleepless nights.
Though corgis apparently have a low tendency to drool, we imagine the baritone breathing of a dozen sleeping corgis isn't the lullaby The Queen was hoping for.
Her Majesty has always had corgis and was given her first-ever corgi, Susan, for her 18th birthday in 1944. She once famously confessed, "My corgis are family."
She has even been said to be responsible for a resurgence in the corgis' popularity since The Crown began airing on Netflix.
But she made the decision in 2012 not to breed any more because she didn't want any left to grieve for her when she dies.
"She didn't want to have any more young dogs," her animal advisor Monty Roberts told Vanity Fair. "She didn't want to leave any young dog behind. She wanted to put an end to it."
The Queen's last purebred corgi, Willow, was put to sleep in April at the age of 14, and The Queen was said to have been especially heartbroken over losing Willow.
"It is probably because Willow was the last link to her parents and a pastime that goes back to her own childhood. It really does feel like the end of an era," an insider said.
When her gatekeeper Bill Fenwick passed away last year The Queen took over the care of his bereaved corgi, Whisper, which she had originally gifted to Fenwick, and she is also said to still have two dachshund-corgi crosses, Vulcan and Candy.
Via Woman's World