The Queen's last corgi, a 12-year-old called Whisper, has died following several weeks of illness.

The monarch adopted the dog two years ago after his owner, former Sandringham gamekeeper Bill Fenwick, passed away.
这只狗原来的主人前桑德林厄姆守门员Bill Fenwick去世以后,女王收养了这只狗两年多。

According to the Daily Mail,  the corgi died last week at Windsor Castle, leaving the Queen "deeply saddened".

"Whisper was a friendly chap and followed her everywhere," a source said.
知情人说,“Whisper 是一个友善的小家伙,总是跟着女王到东到西。”

"The Queen has quickly become very attached to the dog."

The Queen still has two dorgis called Candy and Vulcan, who are crossbreeds between daschunds and corgis.

She received her first corgi as a gift on her 18th birthday, who she named Susan.

The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis since she became Queen of the United Kingdom in 1952, with all of them apart from Whisper related to Susan.

In April this year, the last of the Queen's royal corgis that could trace its lineage back to Susan passed away.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has an average lifespan of 11 to 13 years, explains Pet Health and Pet Nutrition Information.
根据宠物健康与宠物营养信息机构表示, 彭布罗克威尔士柯基的平均寿命是11到13年。