Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are happy for the arrival of a new member of their family
Just a few days ago, the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, welcomed a new partner in their lives. Well, it is not the baby who is so long-awaited by all the monarchy fans; It’s a dog! As you well know, Markle, 37, is known for her love to dogs, and it is said that her heart broke into a thousand pieces when she had to leave behind one of her pets after she moved to the United Kingdom. But what kind of race is it? Keep reading with us to know more…
Maghan Markle had to leave her pet in the United States
Bogart, Meghan Markle's beloved Labrador Retriever, was considered too old to make the trip to Kensington Palace. But her other puppy, Guy, a Beagle, flew in last November and had a leading role during the royal wedding in May. Meghan loves pets and since she was a child, she has been used to living with animals in her house. Fortunately, this love didn’t disappear and she still loves animals.
So, has the couple given a home to a new dog? Seems true. Meghan and Prince Harry, 33, have received a new furry, four-legged friend to live with them in peace and harmony at Kensington Palace. Prince Harry is so in love that he could do anything for his beloved wife. He appreciates the great sacrifice she made when she moved to the United Kingdom leaving her whole life behind. It is normal that she can feel depressed and sad. That's why Harry decided to give her that wonderful gift.
A royal source told the media that the dog is already happy at new home. The dog will divide his time between the palace and the cottage in the Cotswolds. Everything seems to indicate that the couple is very happy with the dog’s arrival. It will surely be an excellent company for Meghan and will help her forget all the problems she has had lately. By having a pet, she will also have many more responsibilities and she will feel more preoccupied.
Neither the name nor the sex of the dog has been revealed yet. Meghan, who is known to have adopted several dogs from local shelters, has talked several times about her love for Bogart and Guy. It was not an easy decision to leave them and start a new life without them. In her heart, there will always be beautiful moments that happened with her pets in Canada. They were her only companions when Meghan was still alone and only focused on her work as an actress.
On her Instagram account, now deleted, she used to refer to both of them as "my children" and "my loves" on a regular basis. Adam Helliker, a columnist for The Sunday Express, revealed shortly after the couple's engagement that Prince Harry wanted to give a dog to his wife to make up for what she had to leave behind. One of her dogs stayed with her friends in Canada where Meghan worked before she met Harry and moved to England. At the time of starting a new life, she also had to make quite difficult and painful decisions. One of them was related to her dogs and their future.
Harry may want to imitate his older brother, Prince William, 36, who already shares a dog with his wife Kate, 36. The British Royal Family demonstrated many times their great love for animals. Queen Elizabeth II loves horses, but she also has several dogs that occupy a special place in her heart. Therefore, there was no problem for Harry to buy a dog for Meghan. The Duchess of Sussex loved the gift and thanked her husband.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a black cocker spaniel named Lupo, who was welcomed to their family in December 2011. Since then, he has appeared in most of the pictures taken with family’s children. Everyone realizes that the presence of pets in the house has many benefits, especially for children. Having an animal teaches us how to be responsible and how to take care of a living creature that totally depends on us.
Lupo appeared even in one of the first official photographs of Prince George after his birth. He was raised by Ella, a dog that belongs to the parents of Kate, Michael and Carole Middleton. His name, which means Wolf in Italian, is an alleged reference to Kate's great-grandmother, Olive Christiana Lupton. In a very short time, he has become the best friend of the children of the Duke and Duchesses of Cambridge. They love to play with the puppy and have a lot of fun in their company. Lupo has a really wonderful life and all the necessary care.
When Harry and Meghan announced their engagement last November, it was Harry who said his fiancée received immediate approval from the dogs of Queen Elizabeth II, who has several corgis. He said that the puppies just wagged their tails, and were generally happy. Apparently, Meghan gained sympathy not only from members of the British Royal Family but also from their pets. The dogs could sense good character traits and welcome good people happily.
Markle claims that some of the dogs were just lying on her feet during a tea with the Queen. It was very sweet. Meghan and Harry were spending their time at the Balmoral property of the Queen, in Scotland, before beginning a busy autumnal program of official royal engagements; It is unknown if they took the new dog to Balmoral... but there is no doubt that the new pet will be very spoilt by Meghan. Surely she will give all the love to her new pet that needs it now the most.
Nowadays, corgis are often seen as the favorite dogs of the Royal Family. Over the years, many other breeds, from wire fox terriers to greyhounds, have played with dukes, queens, princes, and princesses. Queen Elizabeth II has many pictures with her pets and loves to spend time with them. They entertain her and are her favourite companions when she can finally rest in her palace. Pets are provided with all the necessary care and we can say that many times they are treated better than many humans.
Already in the seventeenth century, the portraits of the Royal Family presented their four-legged relatives; For example, in this painting from 1635, the two eldest sons of King Charles I are accompanied by two well-educated spaniels, a race that was popularized by King Charles II... These dogs are very popular among families with children. They are excellent playmates and are very careful with young children. They are not aggressive and love to spend time in an active way, especially outdoors. Royal families never regret having a dog or a cat under their roof...
Sources claim that King Charles II was rarely seen without a puppy or two as his company and that he even wrote a decree that allowed Spaniels to be in any public place, including the House of Parliament itself. There is no doubt that he seemed to be attached to those dogs from a very early age. What certain is, that those pets can often count on much better living conditions than many humans. They have the regular food, the beauty treatments and their own hairdresser and veterinarian who are responsible only for them.
As the decades passed, the world began to change rapidly, but royalty continued to love dogs, and they continued to appear in their portraits. Queen Victoria, at age 14, also posed with her playful Spaniel named Dash, who according to the sources, was her favorite. Queen Elizabeth II does the same and loves to pose with her pets. She adores them and wants to give them a decent home, full of love and affection.
Queen Victoria reigned for almost 64 years, the longest reign in British history; during all this time, her love for dogs seemed to stand firm. It is very true that animals don’t know how to lie and only show their sincere emotions. For this reason, many people prefer to surround themselves with animals than with false friends who only appear when they need something from us. So true!
King Edward VII had a beloved Wire Fox Terrier named Caesar of Notts, Caesar for short. It is rumored that visitors found him nervous and even called him "stinky". However, he was the King's most faithful friend; he slept in a chair next to his bed, accompanied him on trips and even had his own lackey. His necklace was adorned with a label that said: "I am Caesar. I belong to the King". Indeed, the mascots of the royalty occupied and continue to occupy a very important place at the Kensington Palace.
While the nation mourned the loss of King Edward VII, the fierce loyalty of Caesar won the hearts of all those who witnessed the funeral procession. The dog, which was ahead of the presidents and other dignitaries, quietly followed the coffin of its beloved owner. Everyone realized that the dog was considered the king's best friend and if he only knew how to speak, he could surely reveal many secrets that hid the walls of his palace.
While it is true that King Edward VIII happened to cause a huge scandal after he fell in love with the American socialite Wallis Simpson, causing his abdication over time, always seemed most innocent next to his poodle, named Sammy. Since the dog began to live with him, he showed his loyalty and friendship. The dog accompanied the king in his most difficult and painful moments. He didn’t abandon him until his last days.
Also Princess Elizabeth (the current Queen of England) and Princess Margaret, the daughters of the Duke and Duchess of York (also known as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother), had their fair share of dog pets. Everything seems to indicate that the British Monarchy has a long history with its dogs, and both Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are happy to continue it.