Photo Diary: Queen Elizabeth's Longtime Love Affair With Corgis

In 1933, Princess Elizabeth's parents brought home the royal family's first corgi. Eleven years later, in 1944, Princess Elizabeth received her own corgi companion, Susan. Since then, she has loved and cared for at least 14 generations of pups descended from Susan. Take a look at more than 75 years of love between a queen and her royal canines.

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1936

Princess Elizabeth and her corgis, Dookie and Jane, play at her childhood home in London.

1940

Princess Elizabeth (right) and younger sister Princess Margaret Rose knit for the forces in the grounds of the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

1940

Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth (right) study with a sleeping corgi at Windsor Castle.

1940

Princess Elizabeth (right) reads to Princess Margaret at Windsor Castle.

1941

Princess Elizabeth (right) and Princess Margaret explore the grounds of Windsor Castle.

1941

Princess Elizabeth (left) and Princess Margaret relax on the lawn at Windsor Castle.

1944

Princess Elizabeth receives a corgi of her own, named Susan, on her 18th birthday.

1949

Princess Elizabeth, with her corgi, board the Royal Train at King's Cross.

1953

Queen Elizabeth II poses in the garden with her corgi.

1955

Queen Elizabeth II, with one of her corgis, arrives at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles' 7th birthday.

1957

The royal family — Prince Philip, Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles — walk their corgis on the Balmoral Castle estate in Scotland during a family holiday.

1959

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and corgi Sugar walk toward the George IV Gateway at Windsor Castle.

1960

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke pose with the Queen's corgi at Windsor Castle.

1969

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King's Cross railway station with her four corgis.

1970

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at a London railway station in London with her corgis.

1970

Queen Elizabeth II smiles for a portrait session at Sandringham House, while her corgi stares in admiration.

1972

En route to Sandringham House for a family holiday, Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Liverpool Street station with her corgis in tow.

1974

Queen Elizabeth ll arrives at Aberdeen Airport with her corgis to start her holidays in Balmoral, Scotland.

1979

The royal family — Prince Philip, Prince Edward, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II, Peter Phillips and Princess Anne — watch their corgis splash around.

1980

Queen Elizabeth II poses at Sandringham House with her corgis.

1982

Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother stroll outside Clarence House with Elizabeth's corgis.

1994

Queen Elizabeth II walks her corgis at Windsor Castle.

2002

Queen Elizabeth II meets members of the Adelaide Hills Kennel Club and their corgis in Adelaide, Australia.

2007

Queen Elizabeth II and her curious corgis meet players and officials from the New Zealand Rugby League Team, the All Golds, at Buckingham Palace.

2015

Queen Elizabeth II speaks with the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, at Windsor Castle...with a snoozing pup nearby.