Queen Elizabeth ‘devastated’ by death of her puppy: report
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More sad news for Queen Elizabeth following Prince Philip’s death

The monarch is said to be ‘absolutely devastated’ by the loss

 Queen Elizabeth  has suffered another heartbreaking loss. The Sun reported on Tuesday that Her Majesty’s dorgi puppy named Fergus has passed away. Fergus was one of two puppies that Prince Andrew reportedly gifted his mother back in February.

“The Queen is absolutely devastated,” a Windsor Castle insider told The Sun. “The puppies were brought in to cheer her up during a very difficult period,” adding, “Everyone concerned is upset as this comes so soon after she lost her husband.”

Queen Elizabeth’s puppy Fergus has reportedly passed away©Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth’s puppy Fergus has reportedly passed away

It was reported in March that the puppies were keeping the Queen company while her husband Prince Philip was in the hospital. Prince Charles’ mother was said “to be delighted with the extra company at Windsor Castle, having had only one since the end of last year.” A source told The Sun that the puppies were “said to be bringing in a lot of noise and energy into the castle while Philip is in hospital.”

Fergus was reportedly named after the Queen’s uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who died during World War I, while the second puppy, Muick, was named after one of the royal’s favorite spots in Scotland. “Both name choices are extremely poignant and dear to the Queen,” a source told The Sun. “Loch Muick is one of her favourite places on the Balmoral estate and the loss of Uncle Fergus in the First World War is still honoured by the family.”

The puppies reportedly kept Queen Elizabeth company while her husband Prince Philip was in the hospital©Getty Images
The puppies reportedly kept Queen Elizabeth company while her husband Prince Philip was in the hospital

With Fergus’ passing, the Queen, 95, is now left with Muick and her older dorgi Candy. The monarch was spotted out with her dogs following Prince Philip’s death in April. Per the royal family’s website, the Queen has been “an animal lover since childhood” and “her greatest passions are for horses and dogs.”