Monty, one of the queen's corgis who starred in Daniel Craig sketch, has died

Sep. 10, 2012 at 4:49 PM ET

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Monty appeared with fellow royal corgis Willow and Holly in the Olympics opening ceremony sketch with the Queen and Daniel Craig in July. We're not sure which corgi is which as the closest we could get to a photo which may or may not be of Monty was this screen grab showing 2 of the 3 corgis.

One of the canine stars of Queen Elizabeth II’s James Bond sketch in the Olympic opening ceremony has died.

Buckingham Palace told the Associated Press Sunday that Monty, one of the queen’s corgis, has died. It would not specify what Monty died from or how old the dog was. Monty was one of three corgis who appeared with the queen during the opening ceremony sketch when actor Daniel Craig, playing James Bond, arrives at Buckingham Palace to receive his instructions for an urgent mission from the queen.

Monty wasn’t the only pet the queen recently lost, as the palace also confirmed that another one of her dogs, a dachshund-corgi crossbreed named Cider, also has died. With the death of the two dogs, there are now two remaining corgis, Willow and Holly, who call the royal palace home. Willow and Holly joined Monty in the James Bond sketch.

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The corgi breed of dog has featured strongly amongst the pets of the royal family since 1933. Here is Queen Elizabeth II with one of her corgis at Sandringham, 1970.
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And here is the future Queen as a young girl with her corgis in 1936.



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