THE Queen is currently mourning the death of her husband Prince Philip who passed away last week.
And according to insiders the monarch, 94, has been turning to her beloved corgis to help her cope with the enormous loss.
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Her Majesty — who has had more than 30 dogs over the years — welcomed two new corgi puppies, named Muck and Furgus, when they were gifted to her in February.
And according to The Telegraph the pooches will hold an even “greater significance” to the Queen following the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The publication claims that the dogs have been a “welcome distraction” from her grief, and will “keep her company.”
It is believed the dogs were a gift and the first the Queen has owned that are not direct descendants from a corgi called Susan that she received for her 18th birthday in 1944.
They have been named but it has not revealed what the names are, nor the pups’ ages or genders.
The Queen has doted on dogs all her life and has owned a corgi or a dorgi — a cross between a dachshund and a corgi — since she was 18.
The Queen’s final corgi, Whisper, died six months later.
She has had only one dog, a dorgi called Candy, since Vulcan, also a dorgi, died last November.
It seems that the Queen is already relying on her new pups for comfort, having spent her first Sunday without Philip walking them following a private church service.
Palace sources said the Queen instead attended a private mass inside Windsor Castle.
But it was not inside St George's Chapel, where Philip's funeral will be held, as it was closed.
The Queen is also understood not to have attended her worship in the private chapel, where the duke's coffin remains at rest, draped in his personal standard and adorned with a wreath of flowers.
The Queen had lunch at 1pm before taking her personal Jaguar into the grounds of Frogmore House where she walked new puppies.
An insider said: "The Queen is the epitome of keeping calm and carrying on and went about her usual Sunday habits."
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