An interesting behind-the-scenes look at what life is like for the queen’s corgis.
Ahead of the Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee in April, Britain’s Town & Country magazine has a special edition about what it’s like to be the queen and for those who surround her.
One of the more interesting aspects is the day in the life of one of the queen’s corgis.
Her dogs are so much a part of the queen’s life that they even made a cameo appearance in London 2012 opening ceremonies when they trotted alongside the monarch and Daniel Craig.
The dogs’ trainer Dr. Roger Mugford told Town & Country that the dogs have a protocol when it comes to meal times. Each receives their dishes according to rank.
Their food was served by a butler in an eclectic collection of battered silver and porcelain dishes,” he told Town & Country magazine
“As I watched, the Queen got the corgis to sit in a semi-circle around her and then fed them one by one, in order of seniority.”
In fact, the Queen’s pets can expect more consideration than a human diner when it comes to meals.
Each dog is presented with an individually tailored menu, including herbal and homeopathic supplements.
Mugford said the queen is a different person when she’s with her critters.
When she’s talking about her dogs or her horses you see a completely different side to her: she relaxes.
“Dogs are great levellers, and they’re not influenced by social status, which must be a great relief to her. No wonder she enjoys being around them.”