Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has adopted a nine-year-old dog she “fell in love with” during regular walks after his owner passed away, according to media reports.
The Queen had decided earlier that she would not add to the three dogs she already owns over fears they could trip her. But she fell in love with the Corgi, named Whisper, after Bill Fenwick, an ex-Sandringham gamekeeper and owner of the dog, died.
When Fenwick’s health was ailing, the Queen, 91, would take his dogs for walks around the Sandringham grounds. She continued the walks after his death.
Bill’s wife Nancy, who died two years ago, was the Keeper of the Queen’s Corgis and she is now returning the favour. “The Queen has always had Corgis but she made the decision four years ago not to breed any more because she didn’t want to have a bad fall. She was also concerned dogs might be left without an owner if anything happened to her,” a royal insider was quoted as saying by The Sun.