Cover Queen Elizabeth with her first corgi Susan, pictured in 1952 (photo: Getty Images)

According to reports, two new corgis have moved in with Queen Elizabeth during lockdown, keeping her company while Prince Philip is in hospital recovering from heart surgery

Finally some good news from behind palace walls! According to a report from the royal correspondent in The Sun today, Queen Elizabeth has been gifted two new corgi puppies, who have joined Candy, the Queen's last remaining dorgi (dachshund-corgi mix) at Buckingham Palace during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in the United Kingdom during the past year.

"They have been there a couple of weeks but are said to be adorable and made the castle their home," the source said. "Both are said to be bringing in a lot of noise and energy into the castle while Philip is in hospital."

Queen Elizabeth's love for dogs, and corgis and dorgis in particular, has been well-documented over the course of her reign. According to royal historians, all of the 30+ dogs that have been with the Queen have been descendants of Susan, pictured above, a corgi who was gifted to the Queen on her 18th birthday in 1944. These two new puppies are not related to Susan, who passed in early 1959.

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The reports say that these new puppies have "helped through the royal crisis" this year as the family is social-distancing and Queen remains in isolation while her husband Prince Philip is in hospital recovering from heart surgery. The Queen also continues to weather the ongoing difficulties as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle embark on a media blitz from their new Montecito home more than one year after disengaging themselves from full-time working royal life. 

The names and genders of Queen Elizabeth's two new corgi puppies have not yet been confirmed by Buckingham Palace. 

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