The Royal Family today released a special corgi emoji called 'PJ' to help social media users mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations next week.
The emoji will appear for anyone who tweets the hashtags #PlatinumJubilee, #HM70, #PlatinumPartyatthePalace, #PlatinumJubileePageant or #TheBigJubileeLunch.
The @RoyalFamily Twitter account said it was ‘hoping that as many of you as possible will use PJ to help celebrate the Jubilee here on Twitter’.
The is joined by one of her dogs, a dorgi called Candy, as she views a display of memorabilia from her Golden and Platinum Jubilees in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle in February 2022
The Queen has a well-known love of dogs and is seen taking two for a walk at Windsor in 1994
Separately, the Royal Family’s Instagram account has launched a series of stickers including a different version of ‘PJ’ who winks and has a dog collar saying ’70’.
Other stickers available from ‘theroyalfamily’ account include a guardsman and his horse enjoying a Jubilee tea, a crown, a popping bottle of champagne and bunting.
Announcing the Twitter emoji today with one week to go until the celebrations begin, the @RoyalFamily account said: ‘Meet PJ the corgi, our Jubilee emoji!
PJ will appear whenever you use #PlatinumJubilee #HM70 #PlatinumPartyatthePalace #PlatinumJubileePageant or #TheBigJubileeLunch and we’re hoping that as many of you as possible will use PJ to help celebrate the Jubilee here on Twitter.’
Many Twitter users responded with praise and began to use the emoji immediately, reacting to say the image was ‘so cute’, ‘adorable’ and ‘gorgeous’.
On Instagram, ‘theroyalfamily’ account posted: ‘With exactly a week to go until The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin in earnest with the spectacular Trooping the Colour, we’re launching some social media tools to help you share your Jubilee celebrations in style here on Instagram.
‘Meet ‘PJ’ our Platinum Jubilee corgi! Other stickers include a guardsman and his horse enjoying a Jubilee tea, a crown, a popping bottle of champagne and bunting.
‘We’re hoping as many of you as possible use these tools to celebrate the Jubilee with us here on Instagram. Head to our stories to find out more.’
The Queen’s love of dogs is well documented, and she was given her very first corgi Susan in 1944 by her parents for her 18th birthday.
One of her favourites, Monty, appeared alongside her and Daniel Craig in a skit for the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. Sadly, Monty died that same year.
In 2018, the Queen’s corgi Willow, who was the 14th generation descended from Susan, was put down after suffering from cancer.
The 96-year-old now has two corgi puppies and dorgi Candy, a cross between a corgi and a dachshund, and is known to enjoy going for a daily walk with them.