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Queen Elizabeth's Corgis End Reign With Death of Whisper

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The Corgis of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II are taken for a walk past US President Barack Obama's car while he has a private audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, in London, on April 1, 2009. (Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 26 October 2018 01:55 PM

Queen Elizabeth's last corgi, which she adopted in 2016, died at Windsor Castle last week, The Daily Mail reported.

The death of 12-year-old Whisper follows shortly after the passing of Willow, the last corgi to be reared by Queen Elizabeth herself.

Whisper came to be a part of the royal family following the death of its owner, Bill Fenwick, a former Sandringham gamekeeper whose wife would often look after the royal pets when Queen Elizabeth was traveling.

The British monarch reportedly grew very close to the canine, which filled the void left behind after Willow's death.

"Whisper was a friendly chap and followed her everywhere," an unnamed source told The Daily Mail. "The Queen has quickly become very attached to the dog."

Queen Elizabeth still has two mixed breed pet dogs, Candy and Vulcan, but the corgi lineage carried particular significance in the royal household and each death has hit her "extremely hard," the Daily Mail previously reported.

Following the loss of Willow, an unidentified source said Queen Elizbeth was particularly affected because the dog "was the last link to her parents and a pastime that goes back to her own childhood."

Willow was a 14th generation descendent from Susan, a corgi that was given to the then Princess Elizabeth on her 18th birthday, and the dog has always held a special place in her heart.

So much so that in 2016 Willow was included in Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday portrait, Time reported.

The legacy of Queen Elizabeth's corgis may have come to an end, but the public can relive it through a forthcoming animated film, "The Queen's Corgi."

The movie, scheduled for release next year, tells the tale or Rex, Queen Elizabeth's most beloved dog who "loses track of his mistress and stumbles across a clan with dogs of all kinds confronting and fighting each other," according to the film's synopsis.

During his journey back home, Rex falls in love and discovers his true self, making for an exciting plot.

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Queen Elizabeth's corgi, Whisper, which she adopted in 2016, died at Windsor Castle last week, bringing to an end the breed's longstanding presence in the palace.
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