Despite the unmentionable canine controversy surrounding her husband, Prince Henrik, who is also honorary president of the Danish Dachshund Club, hopefully the Queen's beautiful dachshund 'Helike' (pictured above) will have a speedy recovery. Excerpt from The Copenhagen Post:
Helike, Queen Margrethe's two-year-old dachshund, was hit by a vehicle at the royal residence of Fredensborg in northeastern Zealand.
Details as to how the dog was hit or by whom were not released to the press. Helike was taken to Copenhagen's Animal Hospital, where its condition was reported as serious but stable.
The dachshund was given to the Queen as a birthday present by her husband, Prince Henrik, and is named after one of Zeus' three nannies.