Not only did Queen Elizabeth adore her corgis, These 10 photographs also reflect her lifelong love of animals.

  • Queen Elizabeth, who died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96, was well-known for her love for animals.
  • She had a special affinity for horses and corgis and was known to seek consolation in them from a young age.
  • She met elephants, lizards, owls, and other animals on royal engagements. 

▶ Queen Elizabeth had a special fondness for dogs.

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  Queen Elizabeth petted a guiding dog at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland.

▶ Susan, her beloved corgi, was given to her as the 18th birthday present in 1944.

Princess Elizabeth with her pet Corgi Susan  in 1944.(Image © - Sheridan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

▶ She adored corgis and owned more than 30 of them over her 70-year reign.

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She had over 30 corgis and had stopped breeding them years before so they wouldn't outlast her.

▶ The Queen loved horses as well....

Princess Elizabeth, at the Richmond Royal Horse Show on 6th June 1934. (Image © -Keystone/Getty Images)

▶ ....She started riding as a child.

Princess Elizabeth,  aged 9 in 1935. (Image © -Getty Images)

▶ During her life, she attended several horse events.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1997.(Image © - Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

▶ In 2014, she made a visit to an equine hospital to cheer up the horses in their care.

At Cotts Equine Hospital in 2014. (Image © - Rebecca Naden/Reuters)

The Queen patted Teaforthree the horse's nose at Cotts Equine Hospital in Wales.

▶ She befriended an elephant in the Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, England.

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Donna the elephant was fed by both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

▶ During a trip to Australia, she got to know a koala.

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▶ In celebration of Queen Elizabeth's 96th birthday, the palace issued a photograph of her with her two white fell ponies.

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According to a tweet from the official Royal Family account, the portrait of the king, taken by the landscape and equestrian photographer Henry Dallal, was initially released by the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Her Majesty is shown standing between two of her lovely white horses, Bybeck Katie and Bybeck Nightingale. The photo was shot in March on the grounds of Windsor Castle, according to the tweet description.

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