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The Queen’s Corgi Cemetery

The Queen is known to be inseparable from her beloved Corgis. Now poignant pictures have emerged of the graves of royal pets from throughout the generations. The little-known plot is hidden away in a quiet corner of the 20,000-acre Sandringham estate in Norfolk. It was created by Queen Victoria after the death of her Collie, Noble, in 1887, and revived in 1959 when Elizabeth II wanted somewhere to bury her first Corgi, Susan.

The puppy was given to the Queen on her 18th birthday by King George VI, and her gravestone calls her ‘the faithful companion of the Queen’, an epitaph which is also used on the headstones of two of her descendants, Sugar and Heather. A stone boundary wall inset with plaques [commemorating more pets] separates the pet cemetery from the rest of the estate.

(Source: Daily Mail)

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