Queen Elizabeth II’s love of dogs has been well-documented throughout her reign, with more than 30 four-legged companions living with the British monarch since she ascended to the throne in 1952.
This Friday, Buckingham Palace confirmed that one of 94-year old's beloved dogs, Vulcan, has died. The dorgi, a corgi and dachshund mix, was reportedly a descendant of the royal’s corgis and Princess Margaret’s dachshunds, according to Today.
All of the Queen’s corgis have been descendants of Susan, the corgi that she received as a gift on her 18th birthday.
Vulcan also appeared in a set of portraits shot by Annie Leibovitz to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday alongside her other dogs Willow, Candy, and Holly.
The monarch now only has one dog, Candy. In 2015, the Queen stated that she did not want to get any more dogs because she feared she could leave a young dog behind, reports TMZ.
Last month, the Queen’s grandson and his wife, Prince William and Kate Middleton, mourned the loss of their dog, Lupo.
In a post on the @kensingtonroyal Instagram page, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared the sad news. "Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away. He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much," they shared alongside a photo of the pooch.
A black English Cocker Spaniel, Lupo was the offspring of Middleton's parents' dog.