On Wednesday, Londoners could even to be photographed at Leadenhall covered market with a corgi. Crown and red cape lined with ermine in the style of a monarch were provided. The dogs settled on a flowery sofa were all “professionals” regularly replaced to avoid fatigue. The hit exceeded all predictions of the organizer, Katie Raby, with a long queue. “Everyone associates this dog with the Queen and we wanted him to celebrate“ she explains.
“Many people have never met one“, she says of corgis, a species in danger of extinction a few years ago.
Nineteen colorful statues corgis were also installed in central London, produced by as many artists. And 20 giant puppets of these short-legged dogs with pointy ears will be part of the big parade on Sunday, which will close the four days of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. During the rehearsals, those who will handle them have been invited to ask themselves the right questions. “What kind of dog?“, “Mischievous ?“, “Young ?“, “Old ?“, explained the artistic director of this painting, Kathi Leahy.
From Susan, received for her 18th birthday, to Fergus and Muick, acquired shortly before the death of her husband Philip in April 2021, Elizabeth II owned around 30 corgis. When she made a video alongside James Bond (played by Daniel Craig) on the occasion of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, his four-legged companions appeared in the cast.