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The Love of a Dog

The devotion and loyalty of a dog touches us all, from the vagabond on the street to the regal monarch, unsure of whom she can trust. Anyone who has loved a dog knows this pain even as Queen Victoria did for Dash and the other animals she cherished in her lifetime. Some cast members paid a tribute to their fellow cast member and the real life Dash, friend and confidante of Her Majesty, the Queen.

Dash and Jenna Coleman as Victoria on PBS

Saying “Goodbye” to Dash
We have been following the exquisite Victoria series on PBS and were so very pleased to see that she was a dog lover as well as a great monarch. Sadly, Dash succumbed to old age. We thought you might enjoy some real life facts about Dash.
Who knew his dry nose was the sign of horrid things to come?

“Why oh why did Dash have to die?”, we hear you cry. Well, because the real Dash died in 1840, too.

Victoria’s beloved pet – who was gifted to her when she was just 13 – passed away and she buried him herself in the grounds of Adelaide Cottage in Windsor Home Park.

A special marble effigy was erected over his grave, bearing a heartfelt inscription.

Here lies
The favourite spaniel of Her Majesty Queen Victoria
In his 10th year
His attachment was without selfishness
His playfulness without malice
His fidelity without deceit
If you would be beloved and die regretted
Profit by the example of