What happens to The Queen's dogs and horses now?

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, age 96, with her family at her side at Balmoral Castle.

Following a historic 70-year reign, her death was announced by Buckingham Palace as mourners gathered outside to pay their respect.

With Charles now king– and his title King Charles III now announced – Prince William has become the direct heir apparent, as well as picking up the title of Duke of Cornwall.

During her reign, the Queen became renowned for many things, but arguably none more than her love of animals – particularly her beloved corgis.

But what will happen to her dogs and horses now she has passed?

What will happen to The Queen’s dogs?

Throughout her reign, The Queen owned more than 30 corgis and also had a hand to play in the creation of the dorgi – a dachshund crossed with a corgi.

Queen Elizabeth II dead: What happens next?

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died after 70 years on the throne, with her death announced by Buckingham Palace on September 8, 2022.

She died at the age of 96 at her home in Balmoral, with her son, the now King Charles, and daughter Princess Anne by her side.

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The pups were a valued part of her life, joining her on tours, hopping into bed with her to share some Earl Grey and even tucking into food specially prepared by the Royal chefs.

At the time of her death, the Queen owned two corgis, Muick and Sandy, one dorgi named Candy, and a cocker spaniel called Lissy.

It is thought that the care of her beloved pooches will be passed down to her surviving family members.

Royal biographer Ingrid Seward told Newsweek, ‘I imagine the dogs would be looked after by the family, probably Andrew [as] he’s the one that gave them to her, they’re quite young, the corgi and the dorgi.’

What will happen to The Queen’s horses?

It is not just her dogs that the queen leaves behind, but more than 100 horses including two she was given on the occasion of her platinum jubilee – one from French president Emmanuel Macron and another from the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.

Speaking to The Post, royal biographer Claudia Joseph said the horses would most likely also be staying within the family.

‘It is likely that the queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, and [Anne’s] daughter, Zara, who were both Olympic equestrians and well-known horse lovers, are likely to be involved in what happens next to the queen’s animals,’ she said.

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