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Queen Elizabeth II: Heartwarming companions Her Majesty invites with her on her travels


The Royal Family are avid travellers who often go abroad on Royal tours across the world. Her Majesty, The Queen has travelled to more than 100 countries since she became Head of State in 1953. This is the equivalent to travelling around the globe 42 times.

However, due to her age, The Queen decided to stop embarking on trips abroad back in 2015.

She now leaves overseas visits to other members of her family such as her children and grandchildren.

It has been revealed over the years that The Queen has had some bizarre travel habits.

From Barley sugar for jet lag, to always travelling with a monogrammed kettle, Her Majesty has certainly mastered the art of travel.

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The Queen even brought her first Corgi puppy with her on her honeymoon with Prince Philip in 1947.

She is said to have hidden the pup in the open carriage she and Philip took from London to Hampshire after their wedding.

A former navigator of the Queen’s Flight Bob Shields revealed that the Corgis are often included on her trips.

He said: “Occasionally, as well as our very important royal passengers, we might have some very important royal dogs.”

Royal staff were often tasked with making sure the Corgis didn’t have any accidents while they were on board.

He added: “The household member of staff would be seen taking the dogs to the grass and pleading with the dogs to please do their business before they went on board the aeroplane.”

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“I am delighted to say we never had one accident.”

The Queen’s father, King George VI introduced Corgis to the Palace in 1933.

They have since remained and they’ve been a fixture ever since.

In 1944, on The Queen’s 18th birthday, she was given her first Corgi called Susan.

All of the Corgis have descended from The Queen’s first dog Susan.

The Corgis are so beloved by The Queen that it is even thought that she makes her own stockings for each of them at Christmas which she then fills with presents.





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