Queen Elizabeth II, 95, has suffered another heartbreaking loss. The Sun reported on Tuesday that Her Majesty’s dorgi puppy named Fergus has passed away. Fergus was one of two puppies that Prince Andrew reportedly gifted his mother back in February.
“The Queen is absolutely devastated,” a Windsor Castle told an insider, per The Sun. “The puppies were brought in to cheer her up during a very difficult period,” adding, “Everyone concerned is upset as this comes so soon after she lost her husband.”
The puppies were keeping the Queen Elizabeth II company while her husband Prince Philip was in the hospital. Fergus was reportedly named after the Queen’s uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who died during World War I, while the second puppy, Muick, was named after one of the royal’s favorite spots in Scotland.
With Fergus’ passing, the Queen, 95, is now left with Muick and her older dorgi Candy. The monarch was spotted out with her dogs following Prince Philip’s death in April. Per the royal family’s website, the Queen Elizabeth II has been “an animal lover since childhood” and “her greatest passions are for horses and dogs.”