Posts Tagged ‘Corgi’

Queen Elizabeth Loves Dogs

June 2, 2012

I don’t know much about her royal highness but I do know that she loves dogs, and that’s enough for me.  Can there be any doubt:

Princess Elizabeth at 10-years-old in 1936 with her first corgi

Princess Elizabeth at 10-years-old in 1936 with her first corgi

Here she is looking really happy five years later in 1941:

Queen Elizabeth II as a young Princess, with dog -- 1941

Queen Elizabeth II as a young Princess, with dog — 1941

I have no idea when this next photo was taken, but it is cute:

Princess Elizabeth with dog

Princess Elizabeth with dog

She favors a breed, which you see even in the pictures above, called a Welsh Corgi.  They look like this:

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pretty cute I’d say.  But maybe not as cute as the queen herself who looked like this back in 1952 when she became the queen, which event my old man says he actually remembers:

Queen Elizabeth ii--photo by--Drothy Wilding

Queen Elizabeth ii–photo by–Drothy Wilding

Since I love dog art, I dug around the net a bit and found that maybe the dog loving thing is in her genes:

van Dyck--The Three Eldest Children of Charles I--1635

van Dyck–The Three Eldest Children of Charles I–1635

And more recently this painting which shows Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the early years of their marriage, and more importantly with some of their dogs:

Landseer’s ‘Windsor Castle in Modern Times’

Landseer’s ‘Windsor Castle in Modern Times’

If you’re interested in more historical royal dogs look here, where some of these images came from (thank you!).

And a painting of the young princess in 1933 at age 7, unfortunately without dogs:

Philip Alexius de Laszlo--Princess Elizabeth of York--Currently Queen Elizabeth II of England--1933

Philip Alexius de Laszlo–Princess Elizabeth of York–Currently Queen Elizabeth II of England–1933

Born April 21, 1926 the queen is now 86 years old.  Here is a picture (from Wikipedia) taken 5 years ago:

Queen Elizabeth II in 2007

Queen Elizabeth II in 2007

I hate fanfare, but maybe the queen likes it.  In any case, as you probably know, a huge fanfare called the Diamond Jubilee celebrating her 60 years as Queen of England is this year, and some of the big stuff is about to start right about now, including horse races and I don’t know what all, but (and I’m not sure I like this) at least one dog thing:

Rhodesian Ridgeback preparing for Diamond Jubilee

Rhodesian Ridgeback preparing for Diamond Jubilee

Seems like they could have had a Corgi or at least a Dorgi, the ‘breed’ the queen herself created as a cross between a Dachshund and a Corgi, apparently with a brick as height adjuster :).

Have a nice day, yours,

Rita the dog [ignore video add, if any, just below]

P.S. I found another dog blogger who wrote about the queen:  here.