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The demise of the longest reigning Monarch in British history has left everyone in a state of shock.

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Queen Elizabeth, 96 years old, passed away today on 8th September, in  Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom

In her lifetime Queen Elizabeth II was known for many many achievements, yet a special bond between  her and her corgis holds a sepcial place in every animal lover's heart.

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The unbreakable bond between Elizabeth and her corgis began when the Queen’s parents welcomed the royal family’s first corgi, named Dookie, in 1933.

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In 1944, Queen Elizabeth’s father gave her a corgi named Susan for her 18th birthday

The Queen was known for breeding 14 generations of corgis(around 30 corgis) during her lifetime. The Queen loved her corgis so much, she even called them "family."

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The last surviving member of the royal corgi family, Willow, died of cancer in April 2018.

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Whisper, a corgi the Queen inherited from a former staff member, passed away in October of the same year.

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After the last two of Queen Elizabeth’s corgis, Holly and Willow, were born, the Queen stopped breeding them because she didn’t want to leave any of them behind when she died.

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Her love for Corgis can also be seen in the Award winning Netflix Series The Crown. May her kind soul rest in peace.