Queen Elizabeth’s last corgi — Whisper — has sadly passed away, People is reporting. She still owns two dorgis — a cross between a corgi and a dachshund — named Candy and Vulcan, but Whisper was the last purebred corgi in the royal entourage. Whisper was one part of the famous set of corgis that the queen has been spotted walking around with over the years. Whisper reportedly died sometime last week, at Windsor Castle.
Corgis are Queen Elizabeth’s favorite kind of dog, and her love for the breed dates all the way back to 1933. Her father, King George VI, was the one to bring home the family dog, a corgi named Dookie. The family then went on to adopt another corgi, Jane. Jane gave birth to a litter of puppies, and the royal family kept two of the puppies — naming them Crackers and Carol. Queen Elizabeth was given a corgi of her own for her 18th birthday. She named the corgi Susan, and the rest is history — all of the Queen’s many corgis, aside from Whisper, were descendants of Susan! Susan’s line has unfortunately died out with the passing of Willow, a corgi that died this April.