The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge confirmed their dog called Lupo passed away last weekend. The royal couple announced their loss in a post on their Kensington Palace Instagram account along with an adorable picture. In a message signed with their initials, Kate and William said Lupo had been an integral part of family life for almost a decade and would be sadly missed.
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.”
The English Cocker Spaniel was bred from a dog owned the Duchess’ parents Michael and Carole Middleton and became part of the royal household in 2011.
Its unique name of Lupo translated to “wolf” in Italian.
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