The Queen suffers more heartache as puppy Fergus dies at only five-months-old
19 May 2021, 08:25
The Queen is said to be 'devastated' following the death of her beloved new puppy.
The Queen, 95, has suffered fresh heartache this weekend after one of her new puppies, Fergus, died.
This sad news comes just a month after the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, passed away at the age of 99.
Fergus was a corgi and dachshund mixed breed, and was one of two puppies given to the Queen during the time the Duke of Edinburgh was ill.
During Prince Philip's time in hospital and following his death, it is believed the Queen would walk Fergus and Muick almost every day.
An Windsor Castle insider told The Sun: "The puppies were brought in to cheer her up during a very difficult period.
"Everyone concerned is upset as this comes so soon after she lost her husband.
"On top of that there’s been the problems with her grandson, Harry."
They added that the Queen is 'devastated' by the recent loss.
At the time the puppies were given to the Queen, The Telegraph was told by an insider that the pups were a "welcome distraction" for Her Majesty.
They added that the canine companions had taken on even "greater significance" since the death of Philip.
According to the insider's claims, walking Fergus and Muick was a way of “coping with misfortune and great unhappiness”.