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Queen saddened as last of her pet Corgis put down

Royal loss: Queen Elizabeth II
Royal loss: Queen Elizabeth II

By Laura Elston

The Queen has been left saddened by the death of her last corgi, Willow.

The dog, almost 15, was put to sleep at Windsor Castle on Sunday after suffering from cancer.

Willow was the 14th generation descended from Susan, a gift to the then Princess Elizabeth on her 18th birthday in 1944.

The Queen still has Vulcan and Candy, two dorgis - corgi-dachshund crosses.

Last year she agreed to adopt a corgi, Whisper, after the death of his owner, a former Sandringham gamekeeper, but Willow was the only dog left with a link to the Queen's original family of royal corgis.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

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