Queen wrote ‘wickedly funny’ letters on behalf of her Corgis to equerry’s dog

‘I remember holding my stomach, howling with laughter,’ says Alexander Armstrong

Olivia Petter
Monday 05 April 2021 10:52
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Queen Elizabeth II is known for having a good sense of humour, but a new revelation has solidified this further.

According to broadcaster Alexander Armstrong, the monarch used to write letters to her former equerry’s dogs on behalf of her corgis.

Speaking in the ITV documentary, The Queen and her Cousins, Mr Armstrong explains how he found the framed, hand-written letters hanging up in the bathroom of the Queen’s former equerry, Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson.

Sir Wilson was the father of Belinda, the wife of Mr Armstrong’s friend and comedy partner, Ben Miller.

“He would write these letters from their Jack Russell to the corgis and the Queen would write these letters back,” he said of Sir Wilson.

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“And they put this series of letters up, and they are so funny. I wish I could remember them.

“I remember holding my stomach, howling with laughter because they are wickedly funny.”

According to The Daily Telegraph, the documentary, which airs on Thursday, shows Mr Armstrong travelling around the country to meet some of the Queen’s cousins.

The Queen’s last corgi, a 12-year-old called Whisper, died following several weeks of illness in 2018.

She adopted the dog two years prior after his owner, former Sandringham gamekeeper Bill Fenwick, passed away.

According to The Daily Mail, the corgi died at Windsor Castle, leaving the Queen “deeply saddened”.

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