By Marie Claire
Late Sunday morning, in an Instagram post, Prince William and Kate Middleton shared some really sad news with their fans and supporters: Their favorite family dog, Lupo, died last weekend.
The couple shared the news on the official Kensington Royal Instagram account, writing that Lupo “has been at the core of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much.”
Over the years, Lupo has been photographed several times with the Cambridge family and is loved not only by Will and Kate, but also by other members of the royal family, including William̵
Prince William and Kate Middleton have just announced some really devastating news on Instagram: Their favorite family dog, Lupo, has died.
Lupo, a black English Cocker Spaniel, was born in late 2011 and was raised by Ella, a dog belonging to the parents of Kate, Carol and Michael Middleton. Lupo’s name was also a sweet nod to Kate’s family, and was reportedly chosen in honor of her great-grandmother’s maiden name, whose maiden name was Lupton. Will and Kate initially decided to adopt Lupo to keep Kate company while William was absent from the Falkland Islands on duty with the RAF.
In their post, paying tribute to Lupo, Will and Kate wrote:
“Very sad last weekend, our dear dog, Lupo, died. He has been in the heart of our family for the last nine years and we will miss him so much. – W&C”
Over the years, Lupo was an important part of the Cambridge family and was regularly seen attending polo matches with his men:
Even Lupo’s “uncle”, Prince Harry, was photographed giving him love:
It is even reported that Lupo helped Will and Kate choose George’s name. Royal legend has it that the couple wrote some of their best names on slips of paper and scattered them on the floor, and that “George” was the name Lupo used. Whether this story is true or not (but hopefully it is), Lupo it was in a prominent place in one of George’s first official photos – and George was already staring with love at the family puppy.
It is clear that Lupo is much loved and will be missed. Our hearts and minds are with Cambridge during this difficult time.
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