In London, a Parade of Corgis was Held in Memory of Elizabeth II
About 20 royal family enthusiasts conducted a parade of their pets in memory of the Queen near Buckingham Palace in London.
This was reported by AP.
"I can't see a better way to honor her memory than through her Corgis, through the breed she loved and nurtured throughout her life. You know, I still can't get used to the fact that she's not physically with us, but she's watching us. Look, the sun is shining, I thought it would shine for us today",- said Agatha Krearer-Gilbert, the event's organizer.
All the Corgis at the parade were dressed in crowns, tiaras, and attire similar to what Elizabeth II used to wear. According to Agatha, she plans to hold such Corgi parades annually.
These dogs have always been faithful companions of Queen Elizabeth II; during her lifetime, she had about 30 dogs of this breed.
As BBC tells, the history of Elizabeth II and the charming dogs began back in 1933 when she was only seven years old. At that time, friends of the future queen's parents got themselves several puppies of this breed, and when little Elizabeth saw them, she wanted a puppy of the same breed.
After that, the Duke of York, Elizabeth's father, seemingly turned to the owner of a Corgi kennel named Thelma Gray, who presented three puppies from her kennel in Rosavel in Surrey.
The queen's gaze fell on a little dog with a curly tail that wagged happily. They named him Rosavelsky Golden Eagle, but later, the puppy began to be called 'Dookie,' probably because the kennel workers found out that he would be owned by the Duke of York.
When the queen turned 18, she was given her own Corgi. This time it was a girl named Susan, with whom Her Majesty was almost inseparable. Later, the queen turned to Thelma again to find a worthy companion for Susan. Since then, a Corgi named Rosavel Lucky Strike appeared in the royal family, marking the beginning of the Windsor Pembroke Corgi line, which has continued for 14 generations.
It is worth noting that on September 8, 2022, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor passed away at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle, and her place was taken by her 73-year-old eldest son, Charles III.
Elizabeth ascended the throne back in 1956 at the age of 25. Over the years of her reign, she had to face numerous challenges and lead Britain through various trials. Despite this, she is remembered by the British as a strong and stable leader who always remained faithful to her people.