It’s a ‘big honor’ to take Queen Elizabeth’s corgis: Sarah Ferguson


She’s giving them a new leash on life.

Sarah Ferguson adopted Queen Elizabeth’s beloved corgis, Muick and Sandy, after the monarch’s passing last month.

The Duchess of York, 62, also known as Fergie, is offering people a glimpse into her pet-filled family life after taking over the dogs’ care alongside her ex-husband Prince Andrew.

During the Henley Literary Festival earlier this week, Fergie revealed that it’s a “big honor” to have the pets. She called them “national treasure[s],” and said they were “taught well,” the Telegraph reported.

Andrew, 62, and Fergie are also pet parents to five Norfolk terriers at their shared home at the Royal Lodge in Windsor. 

Fergie shared: “They all balance out, the carpet moves as I move but I’ve got used to it now.”

Queen Elizabeth II of England at Balmoral Castle with one of her Corgis, 28th September 1952
Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle with one of her corgis, 1952.
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Andrew is very affectionate towards the corgis, and comforted them during Her Majesty’s funeral on Sept. 19.

Photographers snapped Andrew petting the Welsh corgis at Windsor Castle where they were standing guard following the funeral mass. 

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Fergie also attended the funeral alongside other members of the royal family, including Andrew, their daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, as well as King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and more.

Sarah Ferguson arrives for the funeral service of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in central London, Monday Sept. 19, 2022.
Sarah Ferguson attends the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth on Sept. 19 at Westminster Abbey.
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Fergie honored the Queen on Twitter on Sept. 8 shortly after her passing.

“I am heartbroken by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. She leaves behind an extraordinary legacy: the most fantastic example of duty and service and steadfastness, and a constant steadying presence as our head of state for more than 70 years,” she wrote.

Britain's Prince Andrew with royal corgis as they await the cortege on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, September 19, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Pool
Prince Andrew pets the queen’s corgis as they await the funeral procession at Windsor Castle on Sept. 19.
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ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Prince Andrew, Duke of York on day 4 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2015 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Fergie and Prince Andrew were married from 1986 until 1996.
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Fergie added: “She has given her whole life selflessly to the people of the UK & the Commonwealth. To me, she was the most incredible mother-in-law and friend. I will always be grateful to her for the generosity she showed me in remaining close to me even after my divorce.”

Andrew, the Duke of York, also paid tribute to his mom Sept. 18. “Dear Mummy, Mother, Your Majesty, three in one. Your Majesty, it has been an honor and privilege to serve you,” he said in a statement.

“Mother — of the nation, your devotion and personal service to our nation is unique and singular; your people show their love and respect in so many different ways and I know you are looking on honoring their respect,” he said.