Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered for many things, including her deep love of animals.
The Queen’s dedication to dogs (especially her Corgis), and horses (she was an avid equestrian), as well as critters of all shapes and sizes, has characterized the monarch’s historic 70-year reign.
During her time on the throne, the Queen also happened to be a guardian of two giant tortoises, an elephant, a sloth and two jaguars. Some of those creatures lived at the London Zoo.
Animals left behind, including her dogs, will be cared for, according to reports.
Everything — and everyone — from horse shows to animal shelters and kennel clubs to artists and photographers around the world are celebrating the Queen’s four-legged legacy left behind on this, the day of the monarch’s passing.
She was 96.
She was also a dog person, a horsewoman, and really was, Queen of the pack.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and our sympathies are with her family at this time. As one of the most dog loving monarchs in history her patronage will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/facoTvq5oW— Crufts (@Crufts) September 8, 2022
A lover of the horse like no other. Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth II. pic.twitter.com/gUIYIdxxuj— World Horse Racing (@WHR) September 8, 2022
On the sad occasion of her passing, please take a moment to enjoy the time The Queen was excited to see some cows.— Paul Bronks (@SlenderSherbet) September 8, 2022
May she rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/PvdlDs8v3J
We share in the country’s sadness on the passing of our Monarch and Patron Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty’s family, friends, and animals. In a mark of respect, we will stop tweeting today, but will answer questions about animals in need. pic.twitter.com/6hVQE4i1Dd— RSPCA (England & Wales) (@RSPCA_official) September 8, 2022
Her Majesty the Queen. Patron of The British Horse Society.— The British Horse Society (@BritishHorse) September 8, 2022
Our heartfelt condolences to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and all members of the Royal Family at this deeply saddening time.
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Deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As well as her unique & remarkable dedication to her people, she was also a proud advocate for animals & their welfare throughout her life. Thoughts are with the Royal Family at this terribly sad time. 💜 #RIPQueen pic.twitter.com/4MLDlxEduY— Marc Abraham OBE (@marcthevet) September 8, 2022
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and our sympathies are with her family at this time. As one of the most dog loving monarchs in history her patronage will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/rhUMwCqKBU— The Kennel Club (@TheKennelClubUK) September 8, 2022
The Queen with one of our Guide Dogs pic.twitter.com/VawKU9btUY— Yazzy Hospital Therapy Dog/Dr Cuddles & Fergus (@YazzyDr) September 8, 2022
We are saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and will always remember her visit in 1984. Seen in Tony Leonard’s pictures greeting Round Table and inspecting Mr. Prospector, the Queen was a great ambassador for horse racing. We send condolences to the Royal Family. pic.twitter.com/i0M57r6uxo— Claiborne Farm (@claibornefarm) September 8, 2022