The Queen wrote her royal staff members’ dogs hilarious letters from her corgis

Queen Elizabeth and corgis
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This week marks one year since the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The late Queen died aged 96 on September 8 2022, having reigned for 70 years, seven months and two days.

As the world marks the one year anniversary of her tragic passing, members of the public have been sharing sweet anecdotes about the late monarch.

Queen Elizabeth was famed for her sharp wit, sweet bonds with family members and her Queen-worthy perks (from having someone to wear in her shoes to banning this food from her kitchen). But she was perhaps most known for her love of animals.

The Queen is often associated with her love of Pembroke Welsh corgis, supposedly owning over 30 dogs of that breed during her reign, and all with pretty minty names.

We're talking Candy, Sugar, Foxy, Bushy, Honey, Whisky and Bisto Oxo, to name just a few.

One of the stories that resurfaced this week surrounded the late Queen's corgis, as it emerged that Her Majesty used to send letters from her corgis to staff members' dogs.

In a past ITV documentary, The Queen and her Cousins, presenter Alexander Armstrong recalled how he discovered "wickedly funny" framed handwritten notes in the bathroom of the Queen's former equerry, Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson.

According to the Telegraph, Armstrong recalled: "He would write these letters from their Jack Russell to the corgis, and the Queen would write these letters back. And they put this series of letters up, and they are so funny. I wish I could remember them."

This is hilarious.

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