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Buckingham Palace will organize a special exhibition about royal animals. The queen is known for her love for both dogs and has had more than 30 corgis, many of which are direct descendants of her first, Susan. Pictured: a corgi bred by the queen and now owned by Lady Beaumont is seen in 1998

Buckingham Palace will organize a special exhibition about royal animals.

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Visitors to the summer opening of the Queen's London house in 2020 can view works of art from across the Royal Collection, exploring the royal family's interest in animals.

From the giraffe presented to George IV as a gift from Egypt, to the enthusiasm of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert for dogs, the display will look at the history of animals in royal residences.

It also examines the importance of horses in modern times for events such as Trooping the Color and Royal Ascot.

The works of art vary from the reign of George III to the present.

Buckingham Palace will organize a special exhibition about royal animals. The queen is known for her love for both dogs and has had more than 30 corgis, many of which are direct descendants of her first, Susan. Pictured: a corgi bred by the queen and now owned by Lady Beaumont is seen in 1998

Buckingham Palace will organize a special exhibition about royal animals. The queen is known for her love for both dogs and has had more than 30 corgis, many of which are direct descendants of her first, Susan. Pictured: a corgi bred by the queen and now owned by Lady Beaumont is seen in 1998

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The queen is known for her love for both dogs and horses, and has had more than 30 corgis, many of which are direct descendants of her first, Susan – given to her as an 18th birthday gift by her parents in 1944.

Susan was so loved that she accompanied the then princess Elizabeth on her honeymoon. But the monarch now no longer has corgi & # 39; s.

Her last dog, Whisper, who was adopted after the death of his owner, a former Sandringham game warden, died in October 2018.

Her two remaining dogs, Candy and Vulcan, are dorgis – a cross between a corgi and a dachshund.

Meghan chose animal welfare charity Mayhew as one of her first patronages where she was visited in January 2019 - catching a glimpse of a Jack Russell named Minnie

Meghan chose animal welfare charity Mayhew as one of her first patronages where she was visited in January 2019 - catching a glimpse of a Jack Russell named Minnie

Meghan chose animal welfare charity Mayhew as one of her first patronages where she was visited in January 2019 – catching a glimpse of a Jack Russell named Minnie

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay keep the dogs of the Duchess of Rothesay Beth (left) and Bluebell (right) during the inaugural dog show Dumfries House at Dumfries House in 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay keep the dogs of the Duchess of Rothesay Beth (left) and Bluebell (right) during the inaugural dog show Dumfries House at Dumfries House in 2015

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The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay keep the dogs of the Duchess of Rothesay Beth (left) and Bluebell (right) during the inaugural dog show Dumfries House at Dumfries House in 2015

The queen is announced for her incredible knowledge of horse breeding and bloodlines.

The horses of the monarch have won every Classic except the Derby, and her racing win is estimated at over £ 7.7 million in the last 30 years.

She received her first driving lesson at the age of three and she continues to ride at 93.

Other members of the Windsor family are also known for their love of animals, especially dogs.

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The Prince of Wales loves Jack Russells – and had his beloved pet Tigga for 18 years.

The Duchess of Cornwall, who took over the Queen as patron of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, has two adopted Jack Russells – Beth and Bluebell.

Queen Elizabeth II sitting on a grassy bench at the corgis in Virginia Water to watch competitors, including Prince Philip, in the Marathon of the European Driving Championship, part of the 1973 Royal Windsor Horse Show. surrounded by her beloved corgi & # 39; s

Queen Elizabeth II sitting on a grassy bench at the corgis in Virginia Water to watch competitors, including Prince Philip, in the Marathon of the European Driving Championship, part of the 1973 Royal Windsor Horse Show. surrounded by her beloved corgi & # 39; s

Queen Elizabeth II sitting on a grassy bench at the corgis in Virginia Water to watch competitors, including Prince Philip, in the Marathon of the European Driving Championship, part of the 1973 Royal Windsor Horse Show. surrounded by her beloved corgi & # 39; s

Queen Elizabeth II rides side saddle as she returns to Buckingham Palace, London, after attending the Trooping the Color ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in 1963

Queen Elizabeth II rides side saddle as she returns to Buckingham Palace, London, after attending the Trooping the Color ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in 1963

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Queen Elizabeth II rides side saddle as she returns to Buckingham Palace, London, after attending the Trooping the Color ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in 1963

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a cocker spaniel for pets called Lupo, a wedding gift from Kate's brother, James Middleton.

Lupo has been depicted several times with Prince George, even when he was a newborn baby.

To celebrate his third birthday, George was also shown holding up an ice cream to the dog – a move that caused the RSPCA to warn people about giving food to dogs, which can be toxic.

f Queen Elizabeth II at Hyde Park in London on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the King & # 39; s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in 2017

f Queen Elizabeth II at Hyde Park in London on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the King & # 39; s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in 2017

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f Queen Elizabeth II at Hyde Park in London on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the King & # 39; s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in 2017

It was revealed in 2016 that Princess Charlotte had a pet hamster named Marvin.

The Duchess of Sussex is also an animal lover and a promoter of adopting rescue dogs.

Meghan chose Mayhew's animal welfare as one of her first patronages, where she was visited in January 2019.

When she moved to the UK, she brought her Beagle Guy, but had to leave Bogart – a mix of Labrador shepherd – in the US.

Meghan and Harry would also have a black Labrador, but didn't reveal the name.

The summer opening of Buckingham Palace, when the public can visit the 19 state rooms, runs from July 18 to September 27, 2020.

This famous giraffe calf was sent to George IV by Mehemet Ali, Pasha of Egypt; it arrived in England in August 1827 and was installed in George IV's menagerie in Windsor, but died two years later

This famous giraffe calf was sent to George IV by Mehemet Ali, Pasha of Egypt; it arrived in England in August 1827 and was installed in the menagerie of George IV in Windsor, but died two years later

This famous giraffe calf was sent to George IV by Mehemet Ali, Pasha of Egypt; it arrived in England in August 1827 and was installed in the menagerie of George IV in Windsor, but died two years later

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