Sarah Ferguson walks the late Queen’s corgi in adorable new video – as she urges followers to donate to friend’s charity
- The Duchess of York shared a sweet clip to Instagram with the corgis
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Sarah Ferguson has shared an adorable video walking one of the Queen’s corgis in the countryside as she urged her followers to donate to her friend’s charity.
The Duchess of York, 62, who inherited the Queen’s corgis Sandy and Muick when she died last year, posted a clip on a walk with her friend Cat Jurczenko and a retired Border Force Spaniel called Jessie.
The ex-wife of Prince Andrew, who goes by Fergie, donned a velvet royal blue blazer which she paired with a patterned emerald scarf and a black skater skirt for the stroll.
She wore comfortable slip-on flat shoes for the occasion, as the pair strolled along the grass, taking in the greenery.
The adorable corgi could be seen panting as it trawled behind the pair, who chatted about charitable causes.
The Duchess of York uploaded a video of herself on a walk with Cat Jurczenko with her retired Border Force dog Jessie and one of the Queen’s Corgis
The duchess urged her followers to donate to her friend Lady Bathurst’s charitable bike ride from Lands End to John O’Groats.
‘I’m so honoured to be patron of the National Foundation for the Retired Service animals and to be here with you, lovely Cat, and of course Jessie.’
She then looked around for the Jessie, an energetic English Springer Spaniel, who was off exploring.
As Jessie emerged from the bushes, Fergie called the pup over before saying: ‘Jessie, you’re the one, we’re here for you because you’re so clever.’
She continued: ‘It’s so exciting. I wish I could be in Cornwall today to be able to wave Lady Bathurst off on her extraordinary, absolutely amazing bike ride.
‘Now when Sara said to me, a long time ago, ‘would you consider riding the bike with me?’ I said of course I would, and then I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
‘So I’m sorry Sara that I’m not there on the bike ride with you but soon I will meet you somewhere in Great Britain to get on a horse.’
At the end of June, it emerged that Fergie had breast cancer and had undergone a successful single mastectomy at King Edward VII’s Hospital in London.
On the first anniversary of the Queen’s death, the Duchess shared a sweet snap of herself smiling with both royal pups on Instagram
She has since been recovering at home at Royal Lodge, Windsor, where she lives with her ex-husband, despite splitting nearly 30 years ago.
Fergie captioned the short clip: ‘Well, this is exciting! Today, Lady Bathurst embarks on an epic challenge cycling her electric bike 1,022 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for her charity the National Foundation for Retired Service Animals, of which I am proud to be Patron.
‘Insurance is unavailable for retired service animals, so the NFRSA supports their families with vet and medical bills, thereby ensuring they can stay with their families, as opposed to being rehomed. The NFRSA has gifted a remarkable £30,000+ in grants so far in their first year and hope to continue to offer support for retired service animals.
‘Cat Jurczenko and her retired Border Force dog Jessie and I are here to wish you luck, Lady Bathurst, and encourage everyone watching to show their support. There will be daily updates on @nfrsa_official.
‘Please Support Lady B on her #NFRSABigBikeChallenge!’
One of the Queen’s Corgis could be seen panting as it trawled behind the pair, who chatted about charitable causes. Pictured: Fergie talking to Jessie
Fergie told her 640,000 followers to support Lady Bathurst on her bike ride for charity
People took to the comments on Instagram to support Sarah and mention how well she looked.
One user commented: ‘Lovely to see you well.’
Another penned: ‘Bless you..looking well,’ followed by a red love heart emoji.
A third said: ‘Sarah Duchess of York is so sweet.’
A fourth commented: ‘Thanks Duchess Sarah for being patron of such a great cause.’
When the Queen died last September, Fergie and Prince Andrew adopted the last surviving ones.
On the first anniversary of the Queen’s death, the Duchess shared a sweet snap of herself smiling with both royal pups on Instagram.
She wrote: ‘As we mourn a year on, we also celebrate the wonderful times we shared with Her Late Majesty the Queen.
‘She entrusted me with the care of her corgis Sandy and Muick and I am delighted to say they are thriving.’
The Duchess’s cancer nightmare began earlier this year, when a routine test first detected something was seriously wrong before the Coronation.
The two corgis, Sandy and Muick (pictured) touched people’s hearts when they were spotted outside Windsor Castle waiting for the processional of the Queen’s coffin following her Westminster Abbey funeral
Her Majesty’s love of corgis was well-known, and after she was gifted one of the dogs for her 18th birthday, she kept the breed for the rest of her life
People took to the comments on Instagram to support Sarah and mention how well she looked
Earlier this year, the Duchess said that being asked to take care of Sandy and Muick has been a ‘big honour’.
Speaking at the Henley Literary Festival, Sarah said that she’s well aware that the two new additions to her household are ‘national treasures’ who have been ‘trained well’.
As Sarah and Andrew already shared five Norfolk terriers, the two corgis have had to integrate with them.
She said: ‘They all balance out, the carpet moves as I move but I’ve got used to it now.’
The dogs had been a gift to the Queen from Andrew and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Eugenie following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
It was believed Andrew and Sarah had been walking the dogs in the months leading to the Queen’s death.
The Queen owned more than 30 of the sandy, short-legged dogs throughout her reign after her father gave her her first corgi for her 18th birthday.
Her dogs were given the Royal treatment having their own rooms with elevated wicker baskets and meals of beef, chick, rabbit, liver, cabbage and rice being prepared by a chef each evening.
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