The Queen's last remaining Corgi dies

News 19/04/2018

Queen Elizabeth II's last remaining corgi has died.

Willow was suffering from cancer and had to be put down on Sunday (local time). The Queen is reportedly heartbroken, as Willow had been with her for 14 years.

Her Majesty reportedly decided in 2015 to stop breeding the dogs, as she didn't want any of them left behind after her passing, it was widely reported at the time.

It marks the end of the monarch's longstanding tradition - it's the first time she hasn't had a corgi in her household since World War II. She has had more than 30 of the breed in total over her reign, but a source close to Buckingham Palace told website Royal Central this death has hit the hardest.

"It is probably because Willow was the last link to her parents," the source said.

"It really does feel like the end of an era."

The Queen still owns two 'dorgis' - dachshund-corgis mixes - named Vulcan and Candy.