THE Queen has suffered fresh heartache with the death of one of her two dorgi puppies.
Fergus was one of the pair given to Her Majesty to cheer her after Prince Philip fell ill.
She was said to be “devastated” when the pup, which was around five-months-old, died at the weekend — just over a month after the death of her husband aged 99.
She had walked Fergus and Muick most days in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The dachshund-corgi crosses were a surprise gift from her son, Prince Andrew, in February.
They were by the Queen’s side when the Duke was away in hospital — and when she was mired in Megxit.
A Windsor Castle insider said: “The Queen is absolutely devastated.
'VERY DIFFICULT PERIOD'
“The puppies were brought in to cheer her up during a very difficult period.
“Everyone concerned is upset as this comes so soon after she lost her husband.
“On top of that there’s been the problems with her grandson, Harry.”
It was thought the Queen had given up on owning new pets after her corgi, Vulcan, died last October. Insiders said she feared they were a trip hazard.
Fergus was named after the Queen’s uncle, Cpt Fergus Bowes-Lyon. He died in 1915 aged 26 as he led an attack on German lines at the Battle of Loos in France during World War One.
The Queen is left with Muick — pronounced Mick and named after a beauty spot in Balmoral, Scotland — and older dorgi Candy.
She is the last living descendant of corgi Susan who was given to the Queen on her 18th birthday.
Buckingham Palace did not want to comment.
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