Official Palace Puppeh Passes Away

People, this is Monty. You might not know the name, but you’ll remember his prosh face from earlier this summer.

Monty has died at the age of 13. He was one of Queen Elizabeth’s three Corgis that were shown in the James Bond-themed Olympics opening film clip. Two other Pembroke Corgis remain in the Palace, Willow and Holly.

Here’s more on the Queen and Her Majesty’s Puppehs.

Full deets here.



  1. I’m not British but I have a kinship with anyone that loves Corgis. My condolences go out to the Queen.

  2. My sincerest condolences to HRH the Queen on the demise of her beloved puppeh; it is very sad to lose a furry friend…

  3. RIP, Monty. My sincere condolences to Her Majesty.

  4. Aww 😦 I know she’s supposed to have a “stiff British upper lip” and all that, I but I bet the Queen is really sad, she loves those dogs…. and we all know y the British “only show affection to horses & dogs” – 😉

  5. holy moly that is one sweet lookin’ little face

    barrooo! pobre queenie 😦

  6. Sending condolences to the Queen as well on the loss of her furbaby. Monty looks like a true sweetheart. Just look at those eyes. Awwwww.

  7. I’ve read countless stories about the Queen’s love of animals, but especially her Corgis. She’s been brought up to carry on no matter what, but I’m sure she’s grieving over her Monty.

  8. The Butler did it in the Throne Room.

  9. Rest in peace, little friend. My condolences to Her Majesty and all of Monty’s loved ones.

  10. I so sorry to hear that Monty passed away, he did such a good job on that film clip he out cute James Bond!

  11. Rest in peace, sweet Monty. My condolences to The Queen. 😦 😦

  12. The Butler (Gerard) can do it to me wherever he wants to. *swoon*

  13. Godspeed little Monty. Heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty.

  14. aww that’s so sad, I wonder how he died?

  15. (tailio at half-staff)

  16. Same from me! RIP Monty.
    PS to lds7yrs, I love your user name!

  17. Does the guy to the Queen’s right look like Daniel Craig to anyone else, or is it just me? Inquiring minds want to know.

  18. Nope, not just you. It must be a still from the Bond opening for the Olympics. (Which I missed, dang it!)

  19. Barooooooooooooooo! RIP Monty. Condolences to Her Majesty!

  20. Why, thank you! *Ducks chin modestly*.

  21. Nobody wears a hat like the Queen. Sorry for her loss, it happens to us all, unfortunately.

  22. Baroooo little Monty, you were so adorable in your reaction shots to James Bond this summer.

  23. i believe if you clicketh the linkerfrob you may see into the past:

    hint: 02:17 is barootastic

  24. Mary (the first) says:

    My condolences. I wonder what HRH the Queen would think about a bunch of (mostly, at least, I guess) Americans sending love her way on loss of the puppeh?

  25. Today I feel one with the Queen for the grief she must be feeling over the loss of her beloved Monty. RIP, little man, I know you were well loved. ♥♥♥

  26. bookmonstercats says:

    Watch this. It is FABBBB!!!!!

    And how wonderful for HMTQ to have this last record of Monty.

  27. bookmonstercats says:

    PS blair, *snerks at “linkerfrob”*

    I write articles (on boring techie matters) that I try to brighten up by putting links into useful web-sites – tax, investment authorities, various statutory regulators, you know – those fun sites we all love so much. I will very much enjoy inserting linkerfrobs in future.

  28. bookmonstercats says:

    She’d be delighted, I’m sure, Mary (I). I hope somebody picks this up for her.

  29. I was touched by the statement in the video that the Queen has stopped breeding now, since she is concerned that the corgis will out live her. I worry about that with my kittehs too (although doubtful for me, unless something sudden befalls me). It is nice to know that royalty and us common folks have some of the same things to worry about…

  30. *sniff* I can *sniff* add nothing to *sniff* what everyone here already said so *sniff* eloquently. Just . . . I’m so sorry, Your Majesty. I know how badly it hurts, and I share your pain. *sniff*

  31. boooo to this.

  32. My condolences to HRH 😦

    On another note, the video about the corgis was quite informative. The British make everything sound so proper. Fave quote (insert British accent here…): “Corgis are wonderful in the house as they have quite good bowel continence.” Tally ho!!!

  33. thanks for the link – it was great to see again – and to see Monty’s sweet close up shot!!

  34. I’ve never cared much for Corgies, but watching the Queen with hers and seeing all the posts on CO, I think I like them!
    Condolences to the Royal Family.

  35. We should have seen this coming. Secondary characters in Bond films always get killed off.

  36. OK, these all look like “Killer,” and I would know that bark anywhere! They do bound around and they have the delightful Corgi dance when they want something. There is now “The Daily Corgi,” by the way. My very deep condolences to HRH. But 13 years is a great age. How did I know that C.O would have this tribute? I just did. Thank you, Cute Overload. HI everybody! Is there any activity I should catch up on? Is everybody OK?

  37. Sincere condolences to Her Majesty and to Willow and Holly.

  38. It is hard to lose a fuzzy child, my condolences to Her Majesty, Willow and Holly.