The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Have a New Dog, According to Reports
Late last year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, announced via the @kensingtonroyal Instagram account that their beloved dog, Lupo, had passed away. Lupo had long been a presence at royal family outings and activities—he's seen here, above, in the summer of 2012 with Zara Phillips; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Prince Harry; and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge at a charity polo match.
"Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away," the Cambridges wrote in November. "He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much."
The young family would not be dog-less for long! The Mail on Sunday revealed this weekend that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge adopted a cocker spaniel from a litter born to the Duchess' brother, James Middleton last summer.
"The new puppy is adorable and the whole family are besotted," a source told the newspaper. "They were devastated when Lupo passed away, as any dog owner will understand, but got the new puppy before he died. It was hoped that a younger dog would give Lupo some company and give him a little more life and energy."
Still to be confirmed: which puppy the Duke and Duchess adopted and what their new family pet's name is.
"I am sad to see you go, and yes I might cry but it will be with happiness as each of your new homes are bursting with love," Middleton wrote in his Instagram caption. "You might be scared at first, that's ok. Just be yourself and you will never understand how much happiness you will bring to your new families and all the people you meet. Make me proud, & remember to write."