Queen’s Corgis Gang Up On Princess Beatrice’s Pup

Queen Elizabeth's royal corgis apparently ganged up on Princess Beatrice's pup Max.

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Queen Elizabeth II attends a Garden Party at Balmoral Castle, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Aug. 07, 2012.

The royal corgis are in the dog house. Queen Elizabeth II’s six beloved pets are in trouble for ganging up on  Princess Beatrice’s three Norfolk terriers, sending one, Max, to the vet.

The fight started when the pets’ handler — the so-called Royal Dog Boy — lost control of the pups when they got overexcited during a walk at Balmoral Castle. “They were being taken along the long corridor leading to the Tower Door before being let into the grounds for a walk, and they all became overexcited,” a source is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail. “They began fighting among themselves and unfortunately the dog boy lost control.”

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In the melee, the corgis attacked the terriers, picking especially on an 11-year-old named Max. According to reports, Max required vet treatment after being severely bitten and nearly lost an ear.

Princess Beatrice reportedly rushed to Scotland to be by her ailing pup’s side. The Daily Mail’s source added, “I heard the princess was very upset because another of her Norfolk terriers, Millie, died from natural causes just a week or so before.”

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