• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

UK Queen Elizabeth II adopts 'Whisper', the dog 'she fell in love' with

By PTI
|

London, Jul 20: A nine-year-old dog was adopted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the dog she "fell in love with" during regular walks after his owner passed away.

The Queen had decided earlier that she would not add to the three dogs she already owns over fears they could trip her.

UK Queen Elizabeth II adopts 'Whisper', the dog 'she fell in love' with

But she fell in love with the Corgi, named Whisper, after Bill Fenwick, an ex-Sandringham gamekeeper, and owner of the dog, died.

When Fenwick's health was ailing, the Queen, 91, would take his dogs for walks around the Sandringham grounds. She continued the walks after his death.

Bill's wife Nancy, who died two years ago, was the Keeper of the Queen's Corgis and she is now returning the favour.

"The Queen has always had Corgis but she made the decision four years ago not to breed any more because she didn't want to have a bad fall. She was also concerned dogs might be left without an owner if anything happened to her," a royal insider was quoted as saying by The Sun.

"But she couldn't resist Whisper and now she has asked Bill's family if she can keep him. The Queen bred Whisper and gave him to Nancy and Bill as a gift. She was very fond of them and they became close friends. Nancy died aged 85 and the Queen went to her funeral," he said.

The Queen is also the proud owner of another Corgi, Willow, and two Dorgis, Vulcan and Candy.

PTI

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more