Prince Andrew was said to have presented his mother with two dorgi pups, crosses between a dachshund and a Welsh corgi, in February to cheer her up in the difficult time. One of them was named Fergus in honour of Fergus Bowes-Lyon, the Queen's uncle, who died in World War I. The other, Muick, was named after the lake in Scotland.
In December, the monarch's dorgi Vulcan died, leaving the Queen with one remaining pet dog, Candy. A few years ago she decided not to have new dogs, being afraid that pets will be left without her.