It’s a sad day for the Queen as she has reportedly had to say goodbye to one of her most beloved corgis.
Her Majesty was forced to call the vet to her residence at Balmoral, Scotland and made the decision to put down 13-year-old Holly, who was suffering from illness relating to old age.
The Queen is is famously ‘obsessed’ with her corgis and has had over 30 throughout her lifetime.
Holly was one of the most well-known to the public, having appeared in the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony with the Queen and Daniel Craig and on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine earlier this year.
While the Queen still has three pooches to keep her company, she has decided not to get anymore due to her own age.
She is said to be worried about tripping over them and falling now that she is not as agile as she once was. With her corgis constantly by her side there have been close calls in the past and former palace staff have often joked about how they were always tripping over the pups themselves.
A palace source told the media the Queen was “very sad” about putting Holly to sleep “but she doesn’t like seeing her dogs suffer and Holly had reached a very good age.”