The Queen’s favorite corgis to be looked after by Prince Andrew

Candy, Muick and Sandy were 'family' of the late monarch (Image: PA/Getty)

Candy, Muick and Sandy were considered ‘family’ of the late monarch (Image: PA/Getty)

The Duke of York was left to care for the Queen’s corgi after her death.

Candy, Muick and Sandy will soon be moving into Prince Andrew’s house.

The trio were considered “family” by the late monarch, who had a deep affection for the breed.

However, Candy is actually a dorgi – part dachshund – and not a full corgi.

Instead of roaming the 775 rooms of Buckingham Palace or the 1,000 rooms at Windsor Castle, the three distinguished dogs will now be in charge of just 30 rooms at Prince Andrew’s Royal Lodge in Windsor.

A source told the Sun: “It’s exciting – Charles is now king, Camilla is the queen consort, William and Kate, the prince and princess of Wales

As for Andrew, there is no new title and apparently no way back into the fold. Instead, he only takes the dogs.

“He spends most of his time riding, but now he will be able to walk the dogs.”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Today/REX/Shutterstock (128482a) QUEEN ELIZABETH II SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT OF HER CHAuffeur-Driven Car, POINTING OUT THE WINDOW TO THE QUEEN'S PET CORGI ALIZABETH, ELIVANDERO, VRE - OCTOBER 19, 2016

The Queen referred to her beloved corgis as her ‘family’ (Image: Today/REX/Shutterstock)

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Her various pets have become famous in their own right over the years (Image: BBC)

Candy, Muick and Sandy have brought great joy to the Queen over the last few years, especially during the lockdown.

Angela Kelly, a former aide to the late monarch, told Hello magazine how the trio “always brought a smile to everyone’s face”.

Candy and Muick were gifts from Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie when Prince Philip was taken to hospital.

Last June they gifted another corgi, Sandy, to keep the Queen company.

Prince Andrew was left to look after the three dogs (Image: Getty)

File photo dated 9/10/2002 of Queen Elizabeth II admiring a corgi from the Corgi Association of Manitoba as she meets the crowd at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba, during her two-week Golden Jubilee tour of Canada .  During her reign, the Queen has owned more than 30 corgis, many of which are direct descendants of Susan, who was given to her as a present for her 18th birthday by her parents in 1944 and was so loved that she accompanied the Princess Elizabeth on her honeymoon.  Date of issue: Thursday, September 8, 2022. PA Photo.  Check out the story of PA DEATH Queen Dogs.  Photo should be: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

The Queen had more than 30 corgis in her lifetime (Image: PA)

Her Majesty’s love of corgis is well known and the dogs were often seen by her side in her royal residences throughout her life.

The Queen owned over 30 kogi and preferred the breed because of their “energy and indomitable spirit”.

Insiders said the dogs have their own base in the Palace, referred to as “the corgi room” where they slept in elevated baskets to avoid sinking.

Her love of corgis was cemented when she was given her first, Susan, for her 18th birthday by her parents in 1944.

A new breed of dog, known as a ‘dorgi’, was introduced when the late monarch’s corgi Tiny was mated to a ‘sausage dog’ called Pipkin, owned by Princess Margaret.

The Queen’s corgis even showed off some acting chops when they starred alongside their owner in a James Bond special.

Monty, Willow and another corgi Holly greeted the secret agent, played by Daniel Craig, as he arrived at the Palace to receive a mission from the Queen.

The dogs ran down the stairs, did sit-ups and then stood as a helicopter took off for the Olympic stadium before the start of the 2012 Games.

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