At 91 years old, Queen Elizabeth is a force to be reckoned with, still working as a full-time royal and holding private meetings with important dignitaries. Throughout her record-breaking reign, she's always found comfort and solace in her beloved pack of pet corgis.
And it was no different on Wednesday, April 11 during a royal meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland in the Oak Room at England's Windsor Castle. The two ladies met ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government event in London next week and they were joined by a very cute VIP guest — one of the Queen's dogs! In a heartwarming snap shared via the royal family's Instagram page, the Queen and the Baroness can be seen chatting in a red-carpeted drawing room as the pup trots along beside them.
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Ahead of #CHOGM2018, The Queen today received The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Baroness Scotland of Asthal. Members of The Royal Family will attend several Commonwealth Heads of Government events during #CHOGM2018, which is being held in London next week. #CHOGM2018 brings together leaders from all member countries of the Commonwealth, as well as young people, business men and women and community leaders. Find out more by following the link in bio.
"Ahead of #CHOGM2018, the Queen today received the Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Baroness Scotland of Asthal," the cute photo's caption read. "Members of the royal family will attend several Commonwealth Heads of Government events during #CHOGM2018, which is being held in London next week. #CHOGM2018 brings together leaders from all member countries of the Commonwealth, as well as young people, business men and women, and community leaders."
According to HELLO! the pup-crasher in question is a little fellow named Whisper, who Her Majesty adopted from her gatekeeper Bill Fenwick after he passed away at the start of 2017. It is understood that the Queen had originally gifted Whisper to Bill. "The Queen has always had Corgis, but she made the decision four years ago not to breed anymore because she didn't want to have a bad fall," a friend told The Sun at the time.
"She was also concerned dogs might be left without an owner if anything happened to her. But she couldn't resist Whisper, and now she has asked Bill's family if she can keep him," the royal source added. Whisper is part of a pack of the Queen's much-loved and well-pampered pups including a corgi named Willow, and her two corgi-dachshund crosses, Vulcan and Candy. The royal was given her first-ever corgi, Susan, for her 18th birthday back in 1944, and she once famously confessed, "My corgis are family."
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This post was written by Bella Brennan. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.