Queen's corgis eat steak, rabbit for dinner: Report

Queen Elizabeth II's (above) corgis are reportedly fed steak and rabbits, according to a report in The Guardian.
Queen Elizabeth II's (above) corgis are reportedly fed steak and rabbits, according to a report in The Guardian.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON - The Queen's beloved corgis and their secret dinner rituals were detailed in a report in The Guardian newspaper on Monday (Feb 22).

Queen Elizabeth II's cherished canines are treated like "royalty" and they are fed dishes including steak, rabbit and chicken, served on silver and porcelain borne by a liveried servant, said the report.

In fact, these much-loved pets are presented their dishes in order of seniority.

These details were revealed by animal psychologist Dr Roger Mugford in a special edition of lifestyle magazine Town & Country, dedicated to the Queen's 90th birthday on April 21. The publication is slated to be released on Wednesday (Feb 24).

Dr Mugford, who has worked for the royals, said: "At feeding times, each dog had an individually designed menu, including an array of homeopathic and herbal remedies. Their food was served by a butler in an eclectic collection of battered silver and porcelain dishes."

The Queen has owned about 30 of the dogs during her reign since 1952. She currently has two corgis and two dorgis, which are corgi-daschund hybrids.

Her treasured pets have featured in portraits, official photographs and even on a commemorative coin in 2002.