Queen Elizabeth II's last remaining corgi has sadly passed away

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And there's a heartbreaking reason she won't get any more puppies.

If you're a dog lover, you may want to turn away now because we have some upsetting news for you.

According to the Daily Mail, Queen Elizabeth II's last remaining corgi, Whisper, has sadly passed away at the age of 12.

Whisper was adopted into the Queen's cohort of loyal floofs back in 2016 after his previous owner, former Sandringham gamekeeper Bill Fenwick, passed away. 

Photos of Whisper are surprisingly rare, if non-existent (the display photo is of another corgi we found), so we decided to share a moment when the Queen's corgis stole the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony instead.

Whisper's passing comes just months after the death of Willow, the last of the Queen's original cohort of corgis. Aside from Whisper, the linage of all of the Queen's corgis can be traced back to Susan, her very first dog who was given to her on her 18th birthday.

The passing of Whisper also marks the end of an era of sorts because the Queen won't be breeding any more replacement pups, likely making Whisper her last corgi. There's a couple of reasons why this is, one of which broke our heart a little.

Queen Elizabeth stopped breeding corgi pups years ago because she was "worried about who would look after them when she no longer could" and wanted to be alive to mourn her remaining dogs when they passed. The other reason why no more pups are coming in the future is because the Queen feared tripping over her dogs in her advanced age, which is perfectly understandable given that she's 92 years old.

Two dogs remain in the Queen's floof cohort, Candy and Vulcan, both of whom are dachshund-corgi mixes, and we hope to see them keeping her company for many more years to come.

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Written By Alexander Pan