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Everything You Need To Know About Queen Elizabeth’s Corgis

They have their very own corgi graveyard. :(
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As anyone who watches The Crown already knows, Queen Elizabeth II is obsessed with corgis…to the point where she’s basically owned a small village of ’em. Her Majesty has had at least 30 corgis since becoming Queen, and in the name of #journalism and #doggos, we’ve conducted a brief but cute investigation into their…like…whole thing. Because trust, it’s a lot.

HER FIRST CORGI WAS NAMED DOOKIE

Young Queen Elizabeth II with her first corgi, Dookie.
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The arrival of Dookie and his fluffy friend launched the Queen’s general obsession with corgis, which, quite frankly, took on a very weird life of its own. Like, she brought these pups everywhere—including this photoshoot with her dad, who was literally king.

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Royal family portrait with a corgi
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Elizabeth even staged one-on-one portraits with her dogs, senior prom pic style:

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Queen Elizabeth II posing with her corgi.
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AND EVENTUALLY, HER FURBABY COLLECTION GREW…

Queen Elizabeth II with her corgis.
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And 
GREW:

Queen Elizabeth II with corgis
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THESE PUPS HAVE VERRRY CHIC LIVES

The Queen’s dogs live in their own special room, sleep in elevated wicker baskets, dine on meals prepared by a chef, and have their own stockings at Christmas. They are truly THRIVING. Like, look at this guy’s face:

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Queen Elizabeth II posing with a corgi
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LOOK AT IT:

Close-up shot of the Queen's corgi
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THEY HAVE THEIR OWN GRAVEYARD :(

Corgi graveyard of Queen Elizabeth II
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While taking a moment of silence for our dearly departed dog friends, please note the grave of Susan. The Queen was gifted Susan for her 18th birthday in 1944, and all her corgis henceforth were Susan’s descendants. Apparently, the Queen was incredibly attached to this dog—Susan even accompanied her on her honeymoon. Totally normal.

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And speaking of things that are normal, you might be wondering about Susan’s name. Yes, it’s deeply basic, but don’t worry, the rest of the Queen’s corgis had pretty creative names. According to Grazia, some notable monikers include Sugar, Candy, Honey, Spick, Span, Whisky, Sherry, Cider, Monty, Heather, Willow, and Tiny.

SADLY, HER LAST CORGI DIED IN 2018

Vanity Fair cover of the Queen and her corgi
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The Queen is said to have stopped breeding corgis because she didn’t want any of them to outlive her, and in 2018, her final corgi, Willow, passed away. Before you despair, please note that the Queen does have two dorgis (dachshund + corgi mix) left, who were photographed with her for Vanity Fair in 2016:

In conclusion: The Queen’s dogs are living a better, more blessed, and more glamorous life than we are.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.