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The British Royal Family *Windsor* => HM Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip => Topic started by: Mia on January 02, 2011, 12:28:17 am



Title: Queen's Pets
Post by: Mia on January 02, 2011, 12:28:17 am
DM: Six dogs dead after mystery bug on Queen's Sandringham estate with 31 others fighting for their lives (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343318/Six-dogs-dead-mystery-bug-Queens-Sandringham-estate-31-fighting-lives.html#ixzz19piEGpcd)

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Six dogs died and more than 30 were left fighting for life with a mystery illness that has struck the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

The Queen asked the Animal Health Trust (AHT) to carry out an investigation into the vomiting bug after the Royal estate received complaints of pets being struck down after walking there.


Title: Re: HM asks for investigation at Sandringham estate after mystery ilness kills pets
Post by: benign on January 02, 2011, 01:54:11 am
oh no poor doggies. hoping the rest dont die...


Title: Re: HM asks for investigation at Sandringham estate after mystery ilness kills pets
Post by: Earth Angel on January 02, 2011, 02:05:10 am
 :(


Title: Re: HM asks for investigation at Sandringham estate after mystery ilness kills pets
Post by: Yooper on January 02, 2011, 02:13:29 am
 :cry:


Title: Queen's Pets
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 26, 2011, 03:40:26 am
One Ma'am and her dogs: Or how the Queen can control her beloved Labradors from 800 yards just using hand signals and whistles

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My first encounter with a royal dog came in November 1990, when I rather nervously accepted an invitation to lunch at Clarence House to discuss my forthcoming biography of Prince Philip.

Ushered into a drawing room by an equerry, I was introduced first to the Queen Mother, then Princess Margaret and finally one of the small brown barrels of fur sitting on the carpet.

The corgi gazed up at me with a look that managed to be ingratiating and unsettling all at once.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2029871/Queen-controls-Labradors-800-yards-just-using-hand-signals-whistles.html#ixzz1W6BUCYVL

Pity she can't control her family as easily.


Title: Re: Or how the Queen can control her beloved Labradors from 800 yards
Post by: leogirl on August 26, 2011, 05:39:23 am
She never learned to control her family because she was more concerned about doing her duty to her country and of course her mother was mostly taking care of things for her, until she got too old.


Title: Re: Or how the Queen can control her beloved Labradors from 800 yards
Post by: Gwendolyn on August 27, 2011, 12:14:36 am
This is probably my favorite piece about Her Majesty the Queen.  I love everything about it.  God save the Queen.


Title: Queen is ANGRY over dog food...
Post by: Kingdom Hearts on August 28, 2011, 11:02:48 am
http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474980075713

I found this so disrespectful,I highly doubt waity can even defrost meat lol..so why should the queen take lessons from her?,just another attempt to make waity look better then HM.

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Queen Elizabeth seems to be living in a different world from today's Britons—who are very much into cost-cutting. Perhaps, if the Queen cares this much about daily freshness in dog food, she should take a lesson from Kate Middleton—and cook it herself.


Title: Re: Queen is ANGRY over dog food...
Post by: Queenbee on August 28, 2011, 05:57:53 pm
Is it me ,or do they seem to want kate to be Queen ,and not HM


Title: Re: Queen is ANGRY over dog food...
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 28, 2011, 08:18:23 pm
The DM posted this too:

Who made a dog's dinner of cooking supper for one's corgis? Queen's shock as beloved dogs are fed reheated meals instead of freshly cooked

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As far as the Queen is concerned, nothing but the best will do for her beloved corgis.

Indeed, staff often joke that her pampered pets eat better than the human members of the Royal Family.

And last week, she was shocked to find that the dogs’ supposedly freshly cooked meals were actually frozen and reheated.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2030638/Queen-Elizabeths-shock-corgi-dogs-fed-reheated-meals-instead-freshly-cooked.html#ixzz1WLvh54Mn

I am surprised the DM is writing this about HM. Usually HM is literally sacred when it comes to being written about.


Title: Re: Queen is ANGRY over dog food...
Post by: Gwendolyn on August 29, 2011, 01:02:26 am
I'd be mad too if someone fed my pets reheated meat.  There's a greater risk of contamination, and they're not doing what they're paid to do.  Just for the latter fact alone, I might even fire them.  Doesn't matter if it's as big as a security threat or as minor as feeding a dog the wrong food; if you shirk your duties and lie to your boss about it, you ought to lose your job.  It's not up to you to decide whether something you're paid to do is silly or unnecessary, especially not when your boss is the Queen.


Title: Re: Queen is ANGRY over dog food...
Post by: YooperModerator on August 29, 2011, 01:29:13 am
^good point gwen! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Queen is ANGRY over dog food...
Post by: Black Queen on August 29, 2011, 05:13:17 am
So why must we hear about this, are they trying to get Kate in more trouble at Balmoral?


Title: Re: Queen is ANGRY over dog food...
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 29, 2011, 10:40:24 am
When are people going to start doing the jobs they are paid to do? They aren't paid to do the job THEIR way, they are paid to do the job HER way; it's such arrogance as that these days that people prefer to do jobs they are paid for on their terms instead of listening to their employers.


Title: Re: Queen is ANGRY over dog food...
Post by: rogue on August 29, 2011, 02:04:00 pm
^^^^ :thumbsup: and others having to clean up that mess  :sigh:


Title: Re: Queen is ANGRY over dog food...
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 31, 2011, 04:19:22 am
The fiendish horror movie/book fan wonders if in fact HM is planning on feeding Kate (or William) to the corgies and wants to make sure that one day, if she puts one or the other through the meat grinder, that there is no chance of discovery. Which is why she wants fresh instead of reheated foods.


Title: Queen's corgie from Bond skit dies
Post by: sassafras on September 10, 2012, 01:26:14 am
http://www.news.com.au/world/queens-corgi-and-star-of-jamed-bond-olympics-clip-dies/story-fndir2ev-1226470763106

The palace confirmed the death of Monty who was previously owned by the Queen Mother and of Cider, a dorgi, or dachsund-corgi cross-breed.

How sad! It was her mum's dog first!


Title: Re: Queen's corgie from Bond skit dies
Post by: Alexandrine on September 10, 2012, 02:04:21 pm
I have the feeling she cares more about this than other members of her family's problems


Title: Re: Queen's corgie from Bond skit dies
Post by: rogue on September 10, 2012, 05:26:03 pm
I think you are sadly right about that  :thumbsdown: Its no surprise why this family has no moral compass.


Title: Re: Queen's corgie from Bond skit dies
Post by: georgiana on September 10, 2012, 06:10:49 pm
Poor monty  :sob: its sad when pets die


Title: Re: Queen's corgie from Bond skit dies
Post by: lilariel on September 11, 2012, 09:29:40 am
Ahh blessings to Her Majesty as she loses one of her long time corgi kids-losing a pet that has been a family member for so long is always hard for anyone.  :bye: :sorry: :bye:


Title: Re: Queen's corgie from Bond skit dies
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 11, 2012, 09:59:02 pm
CRIPES!

These dogs eat better than most people!


Title: Re: Queen's corgie from Bond skit dies
Post by: sassafras on September 12, 2012, 01:54:29 am
This article is the most humorous eulogy of a pet I've heard. I pulled a few of the funniest lines, but definitely worth reading in its entirety.

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Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, lower the royal standard to just half-way. Which might sound a slightly melodramatic response to the death of a 12in tall dog with huge flappy ears, stumpy legs, a penchant for biting ankles and a bohemian attitude to personal hygiene. But Monty the corgi was not just any dog.

His death at Balmoral over the weekend has thrown Her Majesty into extreme mourning and the Royal Household into, well, if not mourning, then at least a respectful (if highly relieved) silence.

Poor old Monty. Never again will he loll about in the Queen’s private sitting room, gorging himself on fillet steak, buttered scones and occasional chambermaids.[/b]

Gone are the endless holidays in Sandringham and Balmoral, the helicopter rides and limousine drives and the daily vandalising of the royal flowerbeds and lawns.

As one footman said: ‘They’re yappy, snappy and we bloody well *despise* them — because for some reason the Queen will not allow them to be fully house-trained.’

But perhaps only from Her Majesty. As Brian Hoey puts it: ‘The Queen will be very, very, sad. But other members of the Royal Household will probably be able to contain their grief.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2201308/Why-Queen-loves-corgis--rest-Palace-hates-them.html#ixzz26DEPhKA4



Title: Re: Queen's corgie from Bond skit dies
Post by: Alexander on September 12, 2012, 02:09:14 pm
I don't think she necessarily cares more about the dogs. At this point HM is a very old woman who clearly loves her dear companions very much, as they are with her constantly. She's had corgis every since she was a little girl. I know other older women also tend to be better with their dogs after not doing well with their children, they see it as a strange way of making up for it or even a second chance.


Title: Re: Queen's corgie from Bond skit dies
Post by: sassafras on September 13, 2012, 12:49:21 am
I also think the dogs are the only "normal" experience she's had. The dog's love her unconditionally & don't treat her different because she's the Queen. They don't even know she's the queen!


Title: Re: Queen's corgie from Bond skit dies
Post by: mrharrywales on September 13, 2012, 01:25:29 am
I *despise* it when animals die...

I just can't help but feel that one day mine will pass away too and it breaks my heart!

Poor Queenie... she must be suffering a lot  :sob: :sob: :sob: :sorry:


Title: Re: Queen's corgie from Bond skit dies
Post by: Spice on September 13, 2012, 07:55:47 am
I have lost a pet and it took me years to fully get over it.  I still miss my furbaby  :hug:

On a lighter note, look what an ardent royalist politician in an Australian state tried to do:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/mp-in-doghouse-over-royal-corgi-tribute/story-fn59niix-1226473369563




Title: The Queen's Corgi Graveyard
Post by: Snokitty on November 27, 2012, 05:35:22 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238732/The-Queens-Corgi-graveyard-Tiny-headstones-Royal-pets-spent-years-loyal-companions-pictured-quiet-corner-Sandringham.html
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The Queen is known to be inseparable from her beloved Corgis.

Now poignant pictures have emerged of the graves of royal pets from throughout the generations.

The little-known plot is hidden away in a quiet corner of the 20,000-acre Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

It was created by Queen Victoria after the death of her Collie, Noble, in 1887, and revived in 1959 when Elizabeth II wanted somewhere to bury her first Corgi, Susan.

They treat their animals better than their people or each other in that family.   :-

I guess the Corgi's can just be glad they weren't born a Fox or some other type of animal that they enjoy killing.
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Now we know why her kids missed out on all the love and affection, as it was all lavished on the dogs. Pitty the queen wasn't this way with her children.

- mc, syd, 26/11/2012 19:57







Title: Re: The Queen's Corgi Graveyard
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 27, 2012, 06:01:57 am
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Now we know why her kids missed out on all the love and affection, as it was all lavished on the dogs. Pitty the queen wasn't this way with her children.

- mc, syd, 26/11/2012 19:57

A succinct observation; if she gave half as much positive attention to her kids as she has her dogs, surely she would end up with a healthier family.


Title: One of Queen's horses tested positive for doping
Post by: Countess of Holland on July 23, 2014, 07:15:49 am
One of the Queen's horses, it won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year, has tested positive for doping. There were traces of morphine in the blood.
According to Jack Warren it is likely that the food was 'contaminated'...right. That is what a Tour de France cyclist would say when he is found to be doped up.

Any bets on how long it will be before Warren gets sacked (aka thrown under the bus)?


Title: Re: One of Queen's horses tested positive for doping
Post by: cate1949 on July 23, 2014, 07:28:51 am
horse had traces of morphine

Interesting as there was the whole fuss with Quatari princes - seems they were going to go in with the RF on horse - make an investment - but they got insulted and so it may be off - wondering ya know - if they were insulted -


Title: Re: One of Queen's horses tested positive for doping
Post by: Countess of Holland on July 23, 2014, 09:51:54 am
I find it very unlikely. I once watched a documentary on Dutch Olympic horses and in their stables everything was under lock and key. Their food was locked up and only one or two people could get by the food.
I would think that in any stable that has horses race or compete in any high-stake race and in a stable that belongs to such a highly public person like the Queen, the security measures would be as such that no outsider would be able to get to the food of these horses.


Title: Re: One of Queen's horses tested positive for doping
Post by: cate1949 on July 25, 2014, 01:10:53 am
a total of 7 horses have tested positive for morphine and it seems the feed is the suspected culprit - the feed company has recalled all their alfalfa feed and they believe it could be poppy seeds in the feed.


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/horse-racing/28446463http://


Title: Re: One of Queen's horses tested positive for doping
Post by: meememe on July 25, 2014, 05:03:44 am
It should be noted that these horses who have tested positive are from different stables, owners and trainers which points to something outside of those situations. If all the horses had come from one stable, all owned by the same person or all had the same trainer (some trainers have multiple stables under their control so they don't actually deal with each horse they train on  day to day basis) then the finger could be pointed at that area of control but with different stables, trainers and owners it is something more widespread and something from outside has to be responsible so the feed is a possibility.


Title: Re: Queen's Pets
Post by: HRHOlya on April 17, 2018, 10:43:02 pm
The Queen is left heartbroken by the death of her last corgi: Devoted companion, Willow, who appeared in James Bond Olympics sketch, dies at the age of 14

    The Queen has been left heartbroken after the death of her last Welsh corgi
    Willow, who was almost 15, was put to sleep at Windsor Castle on Sunday
    The dog had a cancer-related illness and the Queen did not want her pet to suffer
    Insiders say the Queen has been hit ‘extremely hard’ by the loss of Willow


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5627361/Queen-hit-extremely-hard-death-corgi-devoted-companion-Willow.html

No more corgis.
Feels like the end of an era to be honest and somehow quite big.


Title: Re: Queen's Pets
Post by: HRHOlya on April 18, 2018, 11:08:20 pm
RICHARD KAY: The touching rituals that reveal just how much the Queen loved her corgis...they're buried at her favourite homes, each with a headstone on which she leaves posies of flowers. Now it will be the same for Willow, the last of her doggy dynasty

    The Queen has been left heartbroken after the death of her last Welsh corgi
    She is not just mourning Willow, but the end of an era that began in childhood
    The Queen was very hands-on with her pets, feeding the beloved dogs herself
    The dogs are buried at her favourite homes, each with a headstone 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5631639/The-torching-rituals-reveal-just-Queen-loved-corgis.html