Queen saddened by death of Whisper the corgi

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The Queen's last corgi has died - ending Her Majesty's close association with the breed dating back eight decades.

Queen Elizabeth II's last corgi has died.

Bill's wife Nancy died three years ago and according to reports, she used to look after the Queen's dogs.

She was known as "keeper of the Queen's corgis".

Queen Elizabeth's last corgi has passed away.

"When the dog was born it was named Wispa after the chocolate bar".

He must have made quite an impression: The queen has reportedly had more than 30 of the dogs since 1945, though she chose to stop breeding them in 2015 according to the Daily Mail, for fear that she "might trip over and hurt herself".

Whisper, a 12-year-old corgi, had become a loyal companion to the royals after the Queen adopted him in 2016 following the death of his owner - a former Sandringham gamekeeper.

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Britain's longest serving monarch has kept corgis since 1944 but stopped breeding them as she did not want to be outlived by her pets - which are said to be disliked by the rest of her family.

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".

But the queen still has some dogs to keep her company.

"Her corgis are getting on a bit and move along at a sedate speed but a young dog would obviously be very lively and much more active".

However she happily took on Whisper, who was older but who she had known since he was a puppy.

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