Prince Andrew to be gifted the Queen’s corgis following her death

PRINCE Andrew and his ex-wife will look after the Queen’s corgis following her death.

A spokeswoman for Andrew said he and Sarah, Duchess of York will take on Muick and Sandy – two dogs the late monarch received as gifts from her son.

The Queen owned more than 30 corgis during her reign and was known for her love of the breed.

In early 2021, she was given two new puppies, one dorgi and one corgi, as a gift by Andrew while staying at Windsor during lockdown.

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The Queen named the dorgi Fergus after her uncle who was killed in action during the First World War, and the corgi Muick, pronounced Mick, after Loch Muick on the Balmoral estate.

But the five-month-old Fergus died just weeks later, in the aftermath of Philip’s death.

He was later replaced with a new corgi puppy, from Andrew and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie for her official 95th birthday, who the Queen named Sandy.

Since the death of the Queen, there has been increased scrutiny over Andrew’s role in the Royal Family and his exit from the working monarchy.

Andrew fell into disgrace after paying millions of pounds over a civil sexual assault case involving Virginia Giuffre who claimed he sexually assaulted her when she was 17 after being trafficked by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew (left) claimed never to have met Virginia Giuffre (middle)

Since an unflattering 2019 Newsnight interview where he failed to show remorse for his friendship with Epstein, Andrew has had an increasingly diminished role in the monarchy, with the Queen dropping his honorary military titles and banning him from using his HRH style.

It is not yet known if King Charles will continue to finance Andrew as the late Queen had.

Andrew, flanked by Beatrice and Eugenie, thanked well-wishers for lining the route back to Balmoral after the royal family attended a prayer service on Saturday.

It was the first time the members of the Royal Family had been seen together in public since the Queen’s death on Thursday.

Asked by a mourner how things were, Andrew said: “We’ve been allowed one day, now we start the process of handing her on.”

He added: “It’s nice to see you, thank you for coming.”

The Queen’s love of corgis was celebrated during Platinum Jubilee events, with a gathering of 70 corgis at Balmoral and a “corgi derby” at Musselburgh racecourse.

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