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The Queen's corgis are dead

The Queen's corgis are dead

According to the Daily Mail, the dog had a cancer-related illness and the Queen did not want her to suffer any longer from the pain.

The Queen is devastated by the loss of her last corgi, Willow, who was put down at Windsor Castle on Sunday.

The Queen of England has been left heartbroken after the death of her last corgi.

She has had to put down one of her last and most beloved dogs, it was reported last night.

Willow's death brings an end to a remarkable history between the Queen and corgis dating back more than eight decades.

Willow, who was almost 15 years old, was put down after a lengthy struggle with cancer, according to reports in the United Kingdom press.

In 2007, Elizabeth II had five corgis: Monty, Emma, Linnet, Willow and Holly and four dorgis, which are dachshund-corgi crossbreeds, named Cider, Berry, Vulcan and Candy.




It was thought the Queen had 13 corgis at one time, however, she has now stopped breeding them due to her advancing age.

'It is probably because Willow was the last link to her parents and a pastime that goes back to her own childhood.

Willow starred alongside The Queen in the James Bond 007 sketch which aired during the Opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

The dog and two other corgis, Monty and Holly, greeted the secret agent, played by Daniel Craig, as he arrived at the palace to accept a mission from the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II filmed for the 2012 Olympics joined by Daniel Craig and her corgis.

Willow's death comes 18 months after the loss of Holly, who died at Balmoral aged 13. She also reportedly didn't want to leave any behind when she dies.