On Sunday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that beloved dog, Lupo, has passed away last weekend. The couple revealed the devastating news on their official Kensington Royal Instagram account.
Sharing an image of Lupo, they wrote: “Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away.
“He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much.- W & C”
Royal watchers were quick to send their messages of support to the royal couple.
One person commented: “That’s so sad, sorry for your loss.”
Another wrote:“So difficult to lose a loved pet. Condolence to your family.”
Lupo was Prince William and Kate’s English Cocker Spaniel. His mother is a dog named Ella, a furry pal that’s owned by Kate’ parents, Michael and Carole Middleton. He was a member of the Cambridge family even before the couple welcomed their first child, Prince George.They later welcomed Princess Charlotte, in 2015 and Prince Louis, in 2018.
Lupo was first seen as a puppy in 2012, when he was spotted walking along the beach with Prince William and Kate. However, the couple remained tight-lipped about his name until Kate eventually told one child on a visit to a primary school in Oxford in February 2012.
The Cambridge couple received the dog as a gift from Kate’s brother, James Middleton. When asked if the dog was his wedding present to his sister by GMA anchor Amy Robach, James said: “My little treat for them was to give them a puppy.
“Lupo was their gift so yes.”
Lupo shared a particularly special relationship with Prince George. He starred in the Prince’s third birthday portraits when George was famously pictured feeding Lupo an ice cream.