The 94-year-old monarch has had more than 30 dogs over the years and was recently gifted with 2 corgi puppies.

Queen Elizabeth II has two new dogs. The 94-year-old monarch has had more than 30 canine companions over the years and was recently gifted with corgi puppies, and the dogs are believed to be the first owned by the queen that are not direct descendants of Susan, the dog who received for his 18th birthday in 1944.

The queen, whose husband, Prince Phillip, has been in the hospital for the past two weeks, is said to be “delighted” to have more dogs around her, as she has been left with only one dorgi, Candy, since his partner dorgi Vulcan passed away in November.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “The Queen is delighted. It is unthinkable that the Queen does not have corgis. It is as if the Tower of London has no crows. They have only been there a couple of weeks, but they are said to be adorable and made the castle their home. Both are said to bring a lot of noise and energy to the castle while Philip is in the hospital.

The monarch has not had a corgi since 2018, after 14th generation descendant Willow was put to sleep in April of that year after contracting a cancer-like illness and another dog, Whisper, died six months later.

In 2015, the queen stopped raising dorgis, a cross between a corgi and a dachsund, prompting speculation that she would never have another pet, reportedly because she was concerned they would be a tripping hazard as she got older, or that she would they would be left behind when she dies.