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Dog Owner Shocked to Discover Her Pet is the Brother of One of The Queen’s Corgis

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A dog owner recalled her shock after finding out that her beloved pet is the brother of one of the Queen’s corgi dogs.

Nadia Smith got her corgi puppy, Wilbur, in February of 2021—and learned later that he had a special connection to Queen Elizabeth II.

She spotted a post on a Facebook group about the Queen’s newest dog named Muick and quickly realized they had come from the same litter.

The 28-year-old who lives in Yorkshire had toyed with the idea of adopting Wilbur’s brother too, but had decided against it.

After seeing pictures, it became clear that Wilbur and Muick were brothers, the only two from the litter.

“I was in shock when I realized,” said Nadia, who works in social media marketing. “You never think anything like this will happen to you. It’s such a strange way to be connected to her.

“We loved corgis because of The Queen. From seeing her with all her corgis, we thought if they’re good enough for her, they’re good enough for us!

“When we went to get Wilbur, we picked up and cuddled the other puppy too.

“We held the Queen’s actual corgi—and we own his brother!”

She added, ”‘The Queen’s dog chewed my shoelaces’ is not something you ever expect to say!”

When they realized who Wilbur’s brother was, Nadia and her partner had sent a letter and photos to the Queen to inform her.

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Corgis Dressed in Royal Attire Gather in Australia to Honor the Late Queen, a Corgi Mum of Five

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Dozens of Welsh Corgi owners dressed their pampered pooches in royal attire as they gathered to honor the late Queen Elizabeth II, herself the world’s most famous Corgi enthusiast.

The event, organized by the Perth Corgi group, took place in Langley Park, Perth, Australia, where approximately 50 dogs and their owners gathered in tribute to the Queen.

Elizabeth II owned more than 30 Welsh Corgis throughout her life.

Minnesota-native Tessa Vernstrom, who is studying in Australia, attended the event with her two corgis, one-year-old Tendi and three-year-old Riker.

“The event was organized on very short notice by the Perth corgi group, as soon as we heard the news,” she said. “It’s a tight knit community and we said we should do something to honor the Queen, so we organized this.”

“I didn’t dress up my dogs, but I wish I had. I usually dress them up for events like Halloween, but I didn’t have time to find something appropriate.”

“Personally, I was saddened by the Queen’s passing,” she added. “I personally respected… her love of animals and corgis in general.”

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The Queen Broke a 450-Year-old Palace Tradition to Honor Americans After 9/11

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Marking the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, one social media poster dug all the way back to the tragedy of 9/11 to remind people that not even royal tradition is more sacred than an act of kindness.

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, The Queen ordered the Royal Guard to break a centuries-old tradition, in order to play the US national anthem during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in London.

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North country reacts to the death of Queen Elizabeth II

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WATERTOWN — Sadness and sympathy swept from Europe to the north country Thursday upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Britain’s longest-serving monarch died Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle, the queen’s summer residence in Scotland, after more than 70 years on the throne. She was 96.

The royal family’s official website posted that she died “peacefully.”

“I thought she was a beautiful woman,” said Watertown resident Jessica Lewis. “She was a good woman.”

Ms. Lewis thought of Queen Elizabeth as being “very friendly, very kind.”

“It’s very sad,” said Cindy Tavani, another city resident.

Tanisha Carr, a Watertown resident, said she couldn’t believe it when she heard the queen had died.

“I didn’t think that lady was going to ever pass,” she said. “She’s been on TV since I’ve been a little, little kid.”

The queen’s visit to Massena in 1959 drew more than 100,000 people. It was the first time a British monarch visited Northern New York. She traveled with Prince Philip, Vice President Richard M. Nixon and other U.S. and Canadian dignitaries to mark the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway locks. A Watertown Daily Times story on her visit described the “symbolic ritual” as a way for the U.S. and Canada to reaffirm its friendship astride the international boundary.

Those younger than 70 only know Queen Elizabeth as the head of state in the monarchy.

Elizabeth, then 25, became queen on Feb. 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI. Her formal coronation took place on June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey.

The British monarchy’s rules state that “a new sovereign succeeds to the throne as soon as his or her predecessor dies.” In the line of succession, Prince Charles, the queen’s eldest son, automatically becomes monarch.

Shara Leandry, a city resident, called Queen Elizabeth “a beautiful woman,” and said she would like to see some of the queen’s personality traits in the new king.

Watertown resident Ronald Hirschey said Queen Elizabeth reminded him of his mother.

“She looked like my mother,” he said.

Arthur Milnes, former political speech writer and a public historian in Kingston, Ontario, said it was difficult to imagine this day coming.

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