Queen Elizabeth is celebrating 70 years on the throne with a little help from her beloved dog, Candy.
On Friday, the royal family shared several photos taken over the past month of the British monarch looking at cards, letters and artwork sent to her by children and other members of the public to commemorate the special occasion.
The Queen’s dog, Candy, a dorgi breed (a mix of a corgi and a dachshund), also turned up in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, seeking some affection from the monarch.
The smiling 95-year-old Queen appeared happy and reached out to pet the dog.
Corgis have always held a special place in the Queen’s heart. Over the years she has owned more than 30 herding dogs including several mixed breed Dorgis.
In December 2020 her dorgi named Vulcan died leaving only Candy. But in March 2021, TODAY confirmed the monarch had welcomed two Corgi puppies.
The Queen, who is celebrating her platinum anniversary on Sunday, seemed delighted as she pored over the pile of anniversary memorabilia. Some items had survived from previous anniversaries, like this fingerprint portrait of Leicestershire schoolchildren.
Many items, including cards, were made especially for the Queen in honor of her special milestone.
There are several celebrations planned this year in honor of the Queen’s anniversary.