Monty HRH Queen Elizabeth II corgi has died
LONDON—Buckingham Palace says one of Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis, who took a star turn in the James Bond sketch during the Olympics opening ceremony, has died.
Monty and two other of the queen’s beloved corgis appeared in a James Bond sketch during the opening ceremony, greeting Daniel Craig’s James Bond as he arrived at the palace to accept a mission from the monarch.
The palace on Sunday confirmed that Monty—who was previously owned by the Queen Mother—had died. It did not provide details on when or how Monty died, or the age of the dog, but added that another of the queen’s pets, dachshund-corgi cross breed Cider, also had died.
With the death of Monty, Queen Elizabeth II now has two corgis in the palace—Willow and Holly—both of whom also appeared in the Olympics sketch.