Sad news out of Kensington Palace today, as the queen’s long line of corgis has reached its end.
The last living royal corgi, 14-year-old Willow, was reportedly put to sleep over the weekend after a long battle with cancer.
Queen Elizabeth, 91, is famously fond of the small herding breed. In fact, her last remaining pups (the late Willow and Holly, who passed away 18 months ago) were famous in their own right, starring alongside James Bond (Daniel Craig) in a sketch promoting the 2012 London Olympics.
Willow was the last in a line of royal corgis bred by the family for over 70 years. The Queen made the heartbreaking decision to stop breeding the dogs in 2012, because “she didn’t want to leave any young dog behind.”
Social media users are mourning the Queen’s loss around the world.
While Willow’s death is certainly crushing, the queen still cares for two dorgis (corgi-dachshund mixes) named Vulcan and Candy.
Fare thee well, Willow.