The Queen and Her Corgis Through the Years: A Retrospective

Nobody's more loyal to her corgis than the Queen.

Mammal, Dog, Vertebrate, Canidae, Dog breed, Welsh Corgi, Pembroke welsh corgi, Carnivore, Obedience training, Grass,
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Peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, Queen Elizabeth and her corgis: There are some things that just go together, and QEII and her ubiquitous pups are definitely an iconic pairing. Since she was a very young girl, Queen Elizabeth has been surrounded by corgis and dorgis (yes, that's a dachshund-and-corgi mix). The dogs have met American presidents, attended formal events, and even taken trips with the monarch and her family. In recent years the Queen has had to deal with the deaths of several of her pets (and reportedly decided to stop breeding them in the last few years), but she can still be spotted with a cute by her side--or in her car window--every now and then.

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 94th birthday today (and because we can't get her a corgi-shaped ice cream cake), here are the sweetest photos of the Queen and her corgis through the years.

Photograph, Dog, Canidae, Dog breed, Black-and-white, Snout, Companion dog, Photography, Carnivore, Smile,
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1936
Photograph, Black-and-white, Snapshot, Monochrome, Human, Sitting, Photography, Monochrome photography, Companion dog, Child,
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1936
Photograph, Snapshot, Photography, Sitting, Fun, Grass, Adaptation, Child, Monochrome, Play,
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3 of 42
1936
Photograph, People, Dog, Canidae, Black-and-white, Snapshot, Sitting, Companion dog, Monochrome, Child,
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1936
Photograph, White, Snapshot, Black-and-white, Sitting, Canidae, Companion dog, Monochrome, Photography, Family,
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1936
Photograph, White, People, Black-and-white, Monochrome, Snapshot, Standing, House, Monochrome photography, Porch,
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6 of 42
1936
Photograph, People, Black-and-white, Snapshot, Monochrome, Sitting, Photography, Canidae, Sporting Group, Porch,
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7 of 42
1936
People, Photograph, Dog, Vintage clothing, Canidae, Snapshot, Child, Family, Sporting Group, Photography,
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8 of 42
1936
Photograph, Dog, Canidae, Dog breed, Snapshot, Carnivore, Ancient dog breeds, Pembroke welsh corgi, Kunming wolfdog,
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9 of 42
1936
Photograph, People, Standing, Snapshot, Black-and-white, Interaction, Photography, Vintage clothing, Monochrome, Retro style,
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10 of 42
1939
Photograph, Snapshot, Black-and-white, Standing, Cat, Monochrome, Sitting, Photography, Felidae, Small to medium-sized cats,
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11 of 42
1940
Standing, Piano, Technology, Electronic device, Keyboard, Player piano, Musical instrument, Musician, Black-and-white, Computer,
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12 of 42
1940
Photograph, Snapshot, Canidae, Dog, Sitting, Black-and-white, Family, Carnivore, Vintage clothing, Monochrome,
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13 of 42
1940
Photograph, People, Snapshot, Sitting, Vehicle, Grass, Tree, Black-and-white, Photography, Family,
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14 of 42
1940
Photograph, Sitting, Black-and-white, Snapshot, Monochrome, Photography, Stock photography, Room, Child, Monochrome photography,
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15 of 42
1940
Photograph, Black-and-white, Room, Photography, Furniture, Bed, Nap, Bedtime, Stock photography, Flesh,
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1940
Photograph, Standing, Snapshot, Black-and-white, Photography, Vintage clothing, Stock photography, Monochrome, Style,
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17 of 42
1940
Photograph, Horse, Black-and-white, Working animal, Horse tack, Photography, Horse harness, Pack animal, Adaptation, Monochrome photography,
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18 of 42
1944
Canidae, Dog, Sitting, Companion dog, Black-and-white, Photography, Human, Carnivore, Smile, Dog breed,
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19 of 42
1944
Photograph, Canidae, Dog, Smile, Companion dog, Dog breed, Photography, Carnivore, Happy, Plant,
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20 of 42
1953
Photograph, People, Dog, Canidae, Snapshot, Standing, Photography, Family, Dog breed, Companion dog,
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21 of 42
1955
Vehicle, Car, Luxury vehicle, Photography, Classic, Vintage car, Monochrome,
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22 of 42
1955
Photograph, Standing, Tree, Stock photography, Vintage clothing, Photography, Recreation, Black-and-white, Boats and boating--Equipment and supplies, Vehicle,
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23 of 42
1959
Photograph, Black-and-white, Standing, Snapshot, Dog, Monochrome, Canidae, Photography, Architecture, Monochrome photography,
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24 of 42
1959
Mammal, Dog, Vertebrate, Canidae, Dog breed, Welsh Corgi, Pembroke welsh corgi, Carnivore, Obedience training, Grass,
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25 of 42
1960
Dog, Canidae, Dog breed, Fur, Leash, Dog walking, Carnivore, Companion dog, Pembroke welsh corgi, Fur clothing,
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26 of 42
1968
Dog, Canidae, Snapshot, Snout, Dog breed, Ancient dog breeds, Carnivore, Companion dog, Black-and-white, Monochrome,
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27 of 42
1969
Dog, Canidae, Pembroke welsh corgi, Carnivore, Monochrome, Style, Hound, Sealyham terrier,
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28 of 42
1969
Photograph, Snapshot, Standing, Black-and-white, Monochrome, Photography, Canidae, Monochrome photography, Street, Style,
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29 of 42
1969
Sitting, Room, Table, Furniture, Chair, Dress, Fawn, Interior design, Flooring,
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30 of 42
1972
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