The death of their dog Lupo brought a big sadness in their lives. But the Cambridges are now ‘besotted’ by a new puppy. Prince William and Kate, along with their children George, Charlotte and Louis, welcomed a new addition to the family.
Kate’s brother James bred a litter of cocker spaniel puppies last summer and gifted the new puppy to his sister before their other dog, Lupo, passed away late last year.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte helped pick the new puppy last summer. Now she’s 8 months and enjoying her life at Anmer Hall. Her name is still unknown, but we’re looking forward to seeing some photos of her.
A friend told the Mail on Sunday: “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 the younger dog would give Lupo some company and give him a little bit more life and energy.”
Lupo 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.
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 passed away on 22 November. Prince William and Kate shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram in order to mourn their beloved pet with their followers.
“Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away,” the caption read below a photograph of the beautiful dog.
“He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much– W & C.”
At the time, animal lover James also shared a string of pictures of Lupo. He wrote: “Nothing can ever prepare you for the loss of a dog. For those who have never had a dog, it might be hard to understand the loss.
“However for those who have loved a dog know the truth: a dog is not just a pet; it is a member of the family, a best friend, a loyal companion, a teacher and a therapist.”