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Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Reveal They Have New Family Pets

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been on a visit to Northern Ireland recently, where they revealed an interesting fact about their feathery friends.

What feathery friends? While on a tour of Ulster University’s Magee Campus in Derry-Londonderry, in particular, KidzFarmit’s petting zoo, a tool to help students deal with mental health and anxiety issues, Kate said:

“We’ve had lots of animals during the lockdown. During a lockdown, animals are often like therapy.”

To which William added, to our shock: “lots of chickens”.

The Cambridges also have a black cocker spaniel, gifted to them by Kate’s brother James Middleton in 2020. Sadly the couple’s previous dog Lupo passed away last November at the age of nine.

Not to be outdone, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also keep chickens, rescue chickens to be exact. Meghan and Harry gave a tour of their garden at their Montecito home, which has a wooden pen called ‘Archie’s Chick Inn’ after the couple’s son.

Meghan said that she “loves rescuing”, continuing on that being able to live “authentically” and getting back down to “basics” has been one of the best things they’ve been able to get.

The Earl of Wessex also made a surprising revelation during a video call back in 2020.

After being asked if they had any pets that helped cope with lockdown the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, revealed they also had a more unusual pet, saying: “We do! We have two dogs and we’ve also got a tortoise – who basically runs the house!”

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