Queen names new corgi pups after family war hero and favourite beauty spot
The Queen has reportedly named one of her new corgi puppies after a beloved family member and war hero.
Queen Elizabeth is said to have named her new dogs Fergus, after her uncle who died during World War 1, and Muick, after a Balmoral Castle beauty spot.
The two dogs arrived at Windsor last month after Prince Philip, 99, was admitted to hospital, where he had heart surgery.
A source said: “Both name choices are extremely poignant and dear to the Queen.
“Loch Muick is one of her favourite places on the Balmoral estate and the loss of Uncle Fergus in the First World War is still honoured by the family.”
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Fergus is a Dorgi, a cross between a Dachshund and a Welsh Corgi and was reportedly named after Fergus Bowes-Lyon.
An uncle of Queen Elizabeth II, the war hero died in France during the Battle of Loos in September 1915.
He was the older brother of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, otherwise known as the Queen Mother, and was the wife of King George VI.
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Muick, which the monarch reportedly bought for £2,650 from the Pets4Home website, was named after a lake at the Queen's Balmoral estate in Scotland, according toThe Sun.
Loch Muick is a place where the Queen and other members of the Royal Family walk and have picnics during summer break in August and September.
Her Majesty has long been associated with the Welsh breed after she was given a dog named Susan by her parents on her 18th birthday in 1944.
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The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis during her 68-year reign, with many being direct descendants bred from Susan.
She once needed three stitches after being bitten by a Corgi. Her Majesty received the nip to her hand while trying to break up a fight between six of her Corgis and two of the Queen Mother’s at Windsor.
The Queen also helped to introduce Dorgis as a popular breed when her Corgi Tiny was mated with a Dachshund called Pipkin owned by her sister Princess Margaret.
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