If there was ever someone who loved their pooch, it was Her Majesty The Queen. Britain’s longest-serving monarch is celebrated in a brand new exhibition, titled The Queen and her Corgis, coming to London this March.
Centred all around her beloved corgis, The Wallace Collection’s new exhibition is a celebration of Queen Elizabeth II and her famous association with Pembroke Welsh corgis. The retrospective, opening on the 8th of March, takes a look at some of the photographs from Queen Elizabeth’s reign and the corgis who were always in tow alongside her.
Throughout her seventy-year reign, Queen Elizabeth went on to own over thirty Pembroke Welsh corgis. They were often spotted alongside her at many important events and processions, from jaunts around her royal estates to outdoorsy events and, of course, Buckingham Palace.
Her Majesty’s love for the breed began from an early age, with The Queen and her Corgis exhibition allowing visitors the opportunity to come together and see photographs celebrating her connection.
This collection coincides with The Wallace Colection’s major exhibition, Portraits of Dogs: From Gainsborough to Hockney, a unique look at the relationship between dogs and humans. Opening on the 28th of March, this exhibition takes a closer peak inside our devotion to four-legged friends across centuries. Expect plenty of pooch portraits to explore, showcasing different canines from breeds to shapes and sizes. It takes a look at how each painter or sculptor takes on the attempt of replicating man’s greatest friend.
Whether you’re an avid dog lover, want to see some unseen snaps of the Queen or just fancy taking a further peak into the relationship between humans and four-legged canines, this is the exhibition worth exploring this spring.
The Queen and her Corgis is free to view and will run from 8th March to 25th June 2023
Portraits of Dogs: From Gainsborough to Hockney runs is a ticketed exhibition, running from 29th March to 15th October 2023
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