Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles radiantly during a picture-taking session in the salon at Sandringham House. Her pet dog looks up at her.
These photos were taken in connection with the royal Family's planned tour of Australia and New Zealand. When Queen Elizabeth died on Thursday, Sept.
8 at the age of 96, she left behind four beloved pets — two of those were her well-known corgis. The breed has been now forever linked to the queen.
With her passing came public concern over who will care for the beloved dogs, one of which was given to the queen on the 100th birthday of her late husband Prince Philip.