It’s a sad day for Queen Elizabeth. Her last corgi, Whisper, has passed away, the Daily Mail reports.
Whisper became the Queen’s main corgi companion after the death of her other corgi, Willow, whose passing in April marked the end of an era. Willow was the last in the line descended from the Queen’s original corgi, Susan, who was a gift to the Queen in 1944.
The Queen adopted Whisper in 2016, and both Whisper and Willow had been her faithful friends for the past two years. They traveled with her between homes, and Whisper reportedly even followed the Queen from room to room throughout Buckingham Palace.
“Whisper was a friendly chap and followed her everywhere,” a source told the Daily Mail. “The Queen had quickly become very attached to the dog.”
The Queen is famous for her love of corgis, a legacy that she inherited from her father, King George VI. But with the death of Whisper, Queen Elizabeth no longer owns any members of her beloved breed. She does, however, have two dorgis — dachshund and corgi crosses — and some Labradors.
Whisper was 12 years old.