Last of UK Queen Elizabeth's beloved corgi dogs has died

The Queen has been left heartbroken after the death of her last corgi. Willow, who was almost 15 was put to sleep at Windsor Castle on Sunday. The dog had a cancer-related illness and the Queen did not want her beloved pet to suffer

Vulcan and Candy are "dorgis", or dachshunds bred with corgis.

Willow was the last surviving corgi to have appeared alongside the Queen and the actor Daniel Craig in the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony James Bond sketch.

Willow had a historic connection with Her Majesty's connection with the breed which dives back eight decades.

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Apart from her particularity regarding protocol and Royal traditions, Queen Elizabeth's love for dogs is known to nearly everyone.

Launch the gallery to see candid photos of Queen Elizabeth and her favorite canine companions! As one courtier commented, "Willow represents a significant thread running through the Queen's life from her teenage years to her 90s".

It's not entirely joyful news out of the British royal family of late: The last living corgi belonging to Queen Elizabeth II has passed away.

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Hoey says the corgis were so pampered the Queen even hires a homeopath to treat them whenever they are ill. Although the Queen has one more corgi named Whisper that she adopted from one of the staffers.

Willow, who was the 14th generation descended from the first corgi, Susan, owned by the 91-year-old queen since her 18th birthday, was put to sleep at Windsor Castle on Sunday, the paper said.

The Queen has had more than 30 dogs originating from Susan's puppies Sugar and Honey, who were born in 1949. In 2016, the queen celebrated her 90th birthday with a series of royal portraits, where Willow and other corgis posed alongside her.

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A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: "She has mourned every one of her corgis over the years, but she has been more upset about Willow's death than any of them". Since then her love for corgis developed.

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