Very sad news for the Queen
“This has hit her very hard”
By Practical Parenting team
October 26 2018
One of the Queen’s beloved Corgis, Whisper, has died. The 12-year-old dog was adopted by Her Royal Highness after his owner had passed away.
Whisper, who was originally named Wispa after the chocolate bar, was the last corgi she had reared herself and had become a royal favourite, reports the Daily Mail.
The Queen has been caring for the royal pooch since his owner, Bill Fenwick, a former gamekeeper, had died.
Over the last two years the Queen had become particularly close to Whisper, who used to follow her from everywhere from room to room throughout Buckingham Palace.
‘Whisper was a friendly chap and followed her everywhere,’ says a source.
‘The Queen has quickly become very attached to the dog.’
Whisper is understood to have become ill some weeks ago but was well enough to travel back to Windsor from Balmoral at the end of the Queen’s summer break.
However, his condition worsened and vets were called in last week while the Queen was at Windsor Castle and it was there that Whisper died six days ago.
Five years ago the Queen had to make the heartbreaking decision to stop breeding her beloved Corgis, because she was worried they would trip her up, and she was also concerned about what might happen to them after she passed away.