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Oh, to be a dog. Sleeping, eating, drinking, occasionally fetching and running. And then doing it all over again. It’s quite the life. But to be a royal dog? Well, that’s a whole other level of luxuriousness. Because they expect only the best. And the best is what they get — at least if they belong to Queen Elizabeth.

According to animal behaviourist and corgi trainer Dr. Roger Mugford, the Queen’s corgis — that would be Willow and Holly, along with her two dorgis (dachshund-corgi crosses) Candy and Vulcan — are treated like royalty because, obviously. He’s seen what feeding time is like at Buckingham Palace and it’s about what you’d expect.

“Each dog had an individually designed menu, including an array of homeopathic and herbal remedies,” he told the spring issue of the U.K.’s Town & Country magazine. “Their food was served by a butler in an eclectic collection of battered silver and porcelain dishes.”

He went on to describe how mealtime went down. “The Queen got the corgis to sit in a semi-circle around her, and then fed them one by one, in order of seniority. The others just sat and patiently waited their turn.” Of course they were patient and not barking and howling like regular peasant dogs.

Mugford added that the Queen can’t abide “unkindness” to pets, and the monarch becomes a whole other person when animals are around.

“When she’s talking about her dogs or her horses you see a completely different side to her: she relaxes,” Mugford revealed. “Dogs are great levelers, and they’re not influenced by social status, which must be a great relief to her. No wonder she enjoys being around them.”

Special menus, silver platters and porcelain dishes, oh my! But, really, it’s not like they were going to get average kibble in plastic bowls. They live in a palace! And their mum is the Queen! This sounds about right. Now if we could only know what they were eating. Because if it’s caviar and champagne, that’s a whole other unsurprising story.

We’ve never had a doubt that she loves those adorable dogs, just look: