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Queen Elizabeth Names New 2 Corgis After Her Late Uncle and One of Her Favorite Places: Report

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Elizabeth II wearing a hat: Queen Elizabeth at last year's celebration at Windsor Castle © toby melville/Getty Queen Elizabeth at last year's celebration at Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth has decided on the names of her two new Corgis — and they both share special meanings to the monarch.

The Queen, 94, named the pups Fergus and Muick. Fergus, a dorgi (a cross with a dachshund), is named after her late uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who died during World War I in 1915, according to The Sun.

Meanwhile, Muick, who was reportedly purchased for £2,650, is named after Loch Muick on the Queen's Balmoral estate in Scotland, where she and her family travel to often for picnics during their August and September breaks, The Sun reported.

Queen Elizabeth Names New 2 Corgis After Her Late Uncle and One of Her Favorite Places: Report
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News of the pets – first reported in The Sun earlier this month – came as the Queen's husband Prince Phillip was recovering from his heart operation at St. Bartholomew's hospital in London.

Elizabeth II wearing a hat: toby melville/Getty Queen Elizabeth at last year's celebration at Windsor Castle © Provided by People toby melville/Getty Queen Elizabeth at last year's celebration at Windsor Castle

The Queen and her new dogs currently live on the grounds of Windsor Castle alongside a small, tight-knit number of staffers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Elizabeth II holding a dog in a field: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth and her dogs © Provided by People Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth and her dogs

The Queen has owned corgis and dorgis (a cross with a dachshund) all her adult life, but was down to her last one, Candy, following the death of another dorgi, Vulcan, late last year. 

It was thought that she didn't want to have any more dogs – in part because it risked her tripping over one of the pets and also because she didn't want to leave any young dogs behind.

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The Queen is well known for her love of corgis, but her last dog of that particular breed, Whisper, died in 2018. She had inherited Whisper in 2016 from Bill Fenwick, a former gamekeeper at Sandringham, after Fenwick's death. His late wife, Nancy, used to look after the dogs when the Queen was traveling.

One of her most famous dogs, Monty, starred in the short film that played during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games when the monarch joined James Bond star Daniel Craig for a memorable sketch.

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