King Charles III meets the corgi as he waves to well-wishers

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It’s cute.

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla were greeted by a special fan in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

The newly named monarch and queen consort greeted mourners for Queen Elizabeth II at Hillsborough Castle, including a corgi named Connie.

The king seemed delighted to meet the white and tan pup as he pointed at her and let the animal sniff his hands.

He also spoke to Connie’s landlord during the meeting.

Queen Elizabeth II – who died on September 8 aged 96 – had a long-standing love of corgis, as she owned more than 30 throughout her 70-year reign.

However, her obsession with race began in her childhood, long before she met and married Prince Phillip.

As a 7-year-old princess in 1933, Elizabeth II reportedly asked her father, King George VI, for a Welsh corgi from Pembroke after meeting his friend’s pet. Vivid dogs were mainly bred in Wales at the time and were still quite rare in England, but George VI found a breeder.

King Charles III seemed delighted to meet Connie the corgi.
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Connie the corgi sniffed King Charles III.
Connie the corgi sniffed King Charles III.
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Thus, Dookie the corgi entered the royal family as the first of Elizabeth II’s many dogs.

The royal even created her own hybrid breed with her sister Princess Margaret in the 1970s called the ‘dorgi’ – a cross between a dachshund and a corgi.

The Queen left behind four dogs when she died: two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, a Dorgi and a Cocker Spaniel.

The Duke and Duchess of York – Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson – take the corgis that belonged to the late Queen, who Fergie ‘bonded’ with on dog walks, according to The Telegraph .

Connie the corgi and her owner await the arrival of the royal family.
Connie the corgi and her owner await the arrival of the royal family.
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Prince Philip, Prince Charles of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and Queen Elizabeth II with her corgi, Sugar, asleep at her feet, in the gardens below the East Terrace on the South Front of Windsor Castle in 1959.
Prince Philip, Prince Charles of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and Queen Elizabeth II with her corgi, Sugar, asleep at her feet, in the gardens below the East Terrace on the South Front of Windsor Castle in 1959.
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“The Duchess has bonded with Her Majesty for dog walking and horse riding, and even after her divorce she will continue her great friendship with Her Majesty by walking the dogs in Frogmore and chatting,” a source told the point. of sale.

The Queen’s funeral will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey.

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