Queen Elizabeth’s Corgis Are Powerful Canines That Can Reportedly Never Be Scolded

It’s certainly not uncommon for members of the British royal family to grace the headlines of mainstream media and tabloids alike. Fans find the hierarchy captivating, and eyes always seem to be on the dukes, princes, their wives, and Queen Elizabeth herself.

But there are also other members outside the immediate family circle that catch the attention of the public, as well – the royal canines. More specifically, Queen Elizabeth has a passion for her Corgi pups that began when she was a child.

These dogs command their own royal power. These four-legged royal pets not only achieve royalty-level fame, but it’s also reported that no one is allowed to scold them.

The iconic figure of British royalty

Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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Queen Elizabeth II was born a princess first: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was the son of Prince Albert, who later became King George VI. It was her uncle, King Edward VIII, who was heir to the throne originally but abdicated the crown due to his love affair at the time with an American divorcee, Wallis Simpson.

The crown then passed to her father and made her mother the first Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth II assumed her crown at the age of 27, in Westminster Abbey in 1953. It was the first time a coronation was featured on television. And it was clear the global public fell in love with her immediately.

A history of royal canines

Queen Elizabeth II of England at Balmoral Castle with one of her Corgis.
Queen Elizabeth II of England at Balmoral Castle with one of her Corgis, 28th September 1952. UPI color slide. | Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II has always been passionate about her royal dogs. They were Pembroke Welsh Corgis, to be exact.

Despite having several Corgi pets throughout her childhood, it was the corgi puppy named Susan that she received as a royal gift for her 18th birthday that began the canine dynasty. Over the years, Queen Elizabeth has owned more than 30 corgis, all of which have been direct descendants of Susan. 

The Corgis can never be scolded

Being a member of British royalty comes with a certain command of power and elite amenities. And that goes for the royal pack of Corgis, as well.

The official rules of the house allow them to come and go, as they please. The four-legged family members have free rein to do just about anything and to go anywhere.

And it’s common knowledge among the staff, reports Good Housekeeping, that no one is allowed to scold them, ever. Even if the pups become rambunctious or misbehave in any way, no one can raise a voice to them.

The lifestyles of Queen Elizabeth’s beloved dogs

Living the life of a royal pet comes with plenty of perks. In addition to having their run of Buckingham Palace, the royal corgis have amenities that are fitting for the crown.

There is actually a designated “Corgi Room” where wicker baskets are kept with plush sleeping arrangements.

When it comes time for dinner, one book, Pets by Royal Appointment, suggested the royal corgi family would frequently dine on chicken and steak filets that had been prepared by a chef, and promptly at 5:00 PM daily. Of course, Queen Elizabeth would serve them herself, and certainly with plenty of love. But it’s reported that she makes them wait until she gives the command for them to dine.

In April of 2018, Queen Elizabeth’s last full-bred corgi, Willow, passed away. It was the end of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi owning dynasty.

Today, there are two dogs remaining in the royal family, Vulcan, and Candy, although they are not purebred Corgis. They are dorgis, a mix of corgi and dachshund breeds. But they are loved and spoiled just the same by both Queen Elizabeth, and they continue to enjoy life in the royal lap of luxury.