Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may not be welcoming any royal babies quite yet, but they did just add a very special new addition to their family: a dog.
According to People, the couple became proud parents to a puppy (likely a labrador) earlier this summer. The palace has yet to release any photos or further information on the little guy (or girl?), but it does seem that Markle and Harry opted to adopt instead of shop for their new pet.
The dog, who is reportedly referred to as “The Labrador of Kensington Palace” (a title well fit for a royal doggo), “is already happily ensconced at their cottage,” a source tells The Daily Mail. “Like the Sussexes, the dog will divide its time between the palace and their country home in the Cotswolds.”
Maybe there will be some doggy playdates in the future, too: Prince William and Kate Middleton also adopted a cocker spaniel named Lupo shortly after their own royal wedding in 2011.
Clearly, Lupo is loved:
Meghan has been a dog mom long before she was a princess. While living in Toronto, she adopted two dogs — Bogart and Guy. Sadly she had to leave Bogart in Toronto when she moved to London last year because of his advanced age. Her Beagle, Guy, however, made the trip across the pond and has been living with the royal couple ever since.
As much as the Duchess of Sussex loves dogs, it appears they love her too. When she first met queen Elizabeth’s corgis, the palace fixtures took to Markle immediately. “For the last 33 years, I’ve been barked at,” Prince Harry said of his wife’s first meeting with the Queen’s furry brood. “This one walks in and absolutely nothing! Just wagging tails.”
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