Queen’s corgis Sandy and Muick wait for coffin to arrive at Windsor Castle

Sandy and Muick were gifted to the late monarch by her son Prince Andrew

Aisha Rimi
Monday 19 September 2022 16:34 BST

Queen’s corgis Muick and Sandy await procession carrying monarch’s coffin

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The royal corgis have been spotted waiting for the procession carrying the Queen’s coffin at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

The Queen’s beloved corgis Muick and Sandy and one of her favourite horse, Emma, made a special poignant appearance at Windsor during the procession.

The young dogs – one on a red lead and one on a blue lead – were brought out into the quadrangle by two pages in red tailcoats for the arrival of the Queen’s coffin.

The royal corgis await the cortege at St George’s Chapel

Prince Andrew greeted the corgis as they waited for the Queen’s coffin to arrive

Emma, the Queen’s Fell Pony, had greeted the procession, standing on grass in a gap in the floral tributes that lined the Long Walk, in honour of her late owner.

Sandy and Muick were gifted to the late monarch by her son Prince Andrew. Muick was named after her favourite spot near Balmoral Castle.

They were a source of joy and entertainment while she was staying in Windsor during lockdown, as well as when her late husband, Prince Philip, was in hospital last year.

The Queen famously loved the breed and owned more than 30 corgis during her lifetime.

Queen Elizabeth II with some of her corgis walking in Windsore in 1980

She received her first corgi, Susan, as a gift from her parents on her 18th birthday.

The Duke and Duchess of York have now become the new owners of the corgis following the Queen’s death.

The Queen’s coffin has arrived in Windsor and headed down the Long Walk, which has been lined with hundreds of military personnel and huge crowds waiting to catch a glimpse of the Queen’s coffin as it passes by.

A committal service for the Queen will take place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, attended by King Charles III and other royal family members.

Later this evening, the late monarch will be buried in the Royal Vaults.

Additional reporting by the Press Association

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