Queen Elizabeth is a dog lover. So, even amid the controversies in his family, he decided to make two new additions, in the form of two little Corgi puppies. The two dogs reportedly arrived in Windsor last month, shortly after Prince Philip (99) was admitted to a hospital where he underwent heart surgery.
Now, it has been discovered that the queen has given them special names. While one of her new corgi puppies is named after a beloved family member, the other is named after a place the queen thinks fondly of.
One of his new dogs is named ‘Fergus’, after his uncle, a decorated war hero, who died during World War I, and the other is named ‘Muick’, after a “place of beauty in the Balmoral Castle “.
According to a report by Mirror, Fergus is a ‘Dorgi’, a cross between a Dachshund and a Welsh Corgi, and gets its name from Fergus Bowes-Lyon. Bowes-Lyon is said to have died in France during the Battle of Loos in September 1915.
The other cub was bought by the queen for £ 2,650 (INR 2,65,960) and was named after a lake on her Balmoral estate in Scotland. ‘Loch Muick’ is the place where the Queen and other members of the royal family often go out for walks and picnics together, during their summer holidays in August and September.
Both names have a personal connection to the queen who is believed to have had more than 30 Corgis during her 68-year reign. But in 2018, when his last pet Corgi died, it marked the end of an era, as he had reportedly vowed not to adopt another furry four-legged friend, fearing his pets might outlive him.