One of the puppies given to the Queen to keep her company while her late husband Prince Philip was in hospital has died.
The puppy – who was only around five months old – died this weekend, leaving Her Majesty ‘devastated’, sources say.
It came less than two months after the Queen said goodbye to her ‘strength and stay’ and Britain’s longest-serving consort Prince Philip in St George’s Chapel.
The Queen named the dorgi – a Dachshund and a Welsh Corgi mix – Fergus, after her maternal uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who died in France during World War I.
He was given along with a second dog, a corgi, Muick – pronounced Mick – after Loch Muick, a lake on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland
It has since emerged that the pups were ‘bought by Prince Andrew’ in a bid to cheer the Queen up.