The Queen and Her Corgis Through the Years: A Retrospective

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

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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.

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