An adorable puppy given to Queen Elizabeth while her late husband Prince Philip was in the hospital, died from a congenital heart problem. The dachshund-corgi blend, named Fergus was only five-months-old when he died over the weekend leaving the Queen “devastated.”
According to the Daily Mail, Fergus was given to the Queen by Prince Andrew in an effort to console her while her husband had been in the hospital. The puppy was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon who died in France during WWI.
Prince Andrew also gave the Queen a corgi named Muick named after Lake Muick, a lake in Scotland. Previously, the Queen had owned 30 corgis – all direct descendants of Susan, the dog she received as a gift for her 18th birthday in 1944.
She currently has an older “dorgi”, Candy along with Muick and is said to be deeply saddened by Fergus’s death.
Rest in peace little one.