Posted by: twodogtales | April 25, 2011

Will the Queen bring her Dorgi to the wedding?

So I am an admitted Anglophile who still keeps a box of souvenirs from being in London during Diana and Charles’ 1981 wedding. And I will set no less than three alarms to make sure I get up at 4:00 a.m. this Friday and don’t miss of minute of the coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials. 
 
But one random royal tidbit caught me by surprise this weekend.
 
I know about Queen Elizabeth ’s affinity for Pembroke Welsh Corgis. She has had more than 30 of them in her lifetime, ever since she was given one as an eighteenth birthday present.
 
According to her official website royal.gov.uk, Queen Elizabeth currently owns four Corgis: Linnet, Monty, Willow and Holly. They are frequently seen trotting along at her heels in news footage as she boards a royal aircraft or strolls the grounds of one of her many estates.

But she also owns three Dorgis: Cider, Candy and Vulcan.

A Dorgi? What the heck is a Dorgi?

Apparently, a few years back, Princess Margaret’s Dachshund Pipkin had a fling with one of the Queen’s Corgis. And the Queen thought the resulting puppies were so cute she began mating her Corgis with Margaret’s Dachshunds on purpose. 

A Dorgi. Photo from http://www.dogbreedinfo.com.

I found that a very interesting piece of information, considering how important the purity of bloodlines are to the royal family!

At any rate, no, the Queen will not be bringing her Dorgi to Friday’s festivities. But you can bet she’ll welcome their attention when she returns home to the palace after a long, long day of being on show as the world watches.

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