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Princess Beatrice's dog mauled by Queen Elizabeth's corgi
Aug 20, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Britain's Princess Beatrice's dog has been mauled by one of Queen Elizabeth's corgis.
The 24-year-old royal's pet pooch Max, an 11-year-old Norfolk terrier, was left 'very badly injured' and there was 'blood everywhere' after his ear was bitten off during the altercation with one of the monarch's canines at Balmoral, Scotland - the queen's summer residence - last week.
The incident occurred when Elizabeth's six dogs - three corgis, called Monty, Holly, Willow and a trio of dorgis, dachshund and corgi cross dogs, named Cider, Candy and Vulcan - were being walked with the York family's three Norfolk terriers.
A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: 'It was really nasty. The Queen's dog boy was taking the corgis for a walk and they were joined by the Norfolk terriers, which came [to Balmoral] with Prince Andrew.
'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 over-excited.
'They began fighting among themselves and unfortunately the dog boy lost control.
'The next thing we knew there were horrific yelps and screams, and it seems the corgis picked on Max.'
The queen is said to be 'very upset' about the incident particularly as Beatrice - whose pet pooch Millie recently died of natural causes - has doted on Max ever since she received him as a Christmas present when she was 13.
The insider added: 'The queen and duke were very upset when they were told but the dog is really Beatrice's and she wasn't there either.
'She later came up to Scotland and has been looking after Max. He was very lucky to survive.
'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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