Queen Elizabeth is a known dog lover, who has long had a number of dogs including her famed corgis. And looking back in history, it seems her appreciation carries over to official engagements.
Whether you are American, British, or any other nationality, you likely know exactly who Queen Elizabeth is. For many of us, there is a fascination with royalty that has us wanting to learn everything we can about all aspects of the royal family, especially the queen.
And one thing that most of us are already aware of is her love of dogs, particularly corgis. However, no matter what breed of dog it may be, Queen Elizabeth always seems happy when there is a dog in her presence.
Perhaps the most unusual story we have ever heard is from 1957, when the Queen apparently allowed a dog owned by the Canadian Governor General, Vincent Massey, to carry her purse for her on an official visit. According to Town & Country, a photo of this unique event was taken and was even used as a Christmas card by Massey.
While the card has been auctioned off and is no longer available, that doesn’t mean we don’t have the picture to appreciate. And we definitely appreciate everything about this picture, from the smile on Queen Elizabeth’s face to what seems to be the sheer pride on the dog’s face as he makes himself useful.
Although there seems to be only one picture featuring this very well-behaved dog carrying the queen’s purse, there are other images from that official visit that show the dog with the queen and her entourage as she carries the same bag the pup was toting around. And we have to give a lot of credit to the current Governor General, Julie Payette, as she allowed us this glimpse into history via her Twitter.
We love seeing such unique moments in history, especially when it allows us a chance to see someone like Queen Elizabeth letting loose and appreciating the magic of dogs. And having such a good boy at the queen’s side, being of assistance is something that we find both adorable and inspiring.
As fans of both history and dogs, this is one of those pictures that we think is truly priceless. Hopefully, we can find more of these moments in history that can make us smile and remind us that even members of the royal family can’t say no to a good dog.
Did you know about this moment in history? Are there any other moments in history that make you think of all things dogs? Tell us all about it in the comments, and we may end up writing about these unique dog moments in history.