“The fact is she worries about too many dogs around her feet and the danger she will trip up and hurt herself badly,” an unidentified court individual told the Express. According to the publication, the queen declined an offer of two Norfolk terriers from her granddaughter, Princess Beatrice.
Currently, the queen owns two corgis, but has owned as many as eight at a time. “Her corgis are getting on a bit and move along at a sedate speed but a young dog would obviously be very lively and much more active,” the individual told the Express. “Her main fear is that if she fell and broke her arm or even a leg she would not be able to perform her duties for many weeks if not months, and that would upset her greatly.”
Correction: This post originally contained an image of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. It has been removed for clarity.