Please Welcome the Newest Member of the Royal Family

Sophie Miura
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It's rare that the royal family welcomes a new member into its inner circle, but if the latest reports are to be believed, Queen Elizabeth II has made an exception for a caramel-brown corgi named Whisper. While the Queen once swore that she would never get another dog, the Sun reports that she already had a soft spot for the dog, which belonged to her former groundskeeper, Bill Fenwick, who passed away in January.

"She couldn't resist Whisper," a source told The Sun. "Now she has asked Bill's family if she can keep him." The Fenwicks often kept and trained the Queen's corgis. It's even rumored that they were given a two-story house just so that the dogs could practice using stairs in anticipation of boarding airplanes, Vanity Fair reports.

The Queen currently has three dogs, a corgi named Willow, and two dorgis (corgi-dachshund mixes) called Vulcan and Candy. No doubt Whisper will also be treated like royalty.

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