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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Reportedly Adopted a Dog

The royal couple's new Labrador Retriever now calls Kensington Palace home.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Invictus Games Reception Photo
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially taken the next step in their relationship by expanding their family. This addition doesn't involve a royal baby (yet!), though. According to a People source, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have adopted another dog. The pup—believed to be a Labrador Retriever—joins Meghan's beagle, Guy, who she rescued in 2015. Guy previously had a companion in Bogart, another rescue pup, but he had to stay behind when Meghan moved to London this spring. 

 

It's not surprising that the couple has decided to welcome another pet. The Duchess has always been fond of the animal—and vice versa. Prince Harry revealed ahead of the royal wedding that the Queen's beloved corgis took to Meghan straight away.

 

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The outlet reports that the royal duo's new charge has accompanied them to their country home a few hours outside of London. Though the pup has joined the couple on their travels this summer, he'll most likely stay home—his permanent residence is in Meghan and Harry's newly-renovated apartment in Kensington Palace—when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex head to Australia this fall for the Invictus Games and ensuing tour of the country.

 

This won't be Prince Harry's first Labrador. He and his brother, Prince William, grew up with another named Wigeon. William must have been just as taken with his childhood pet, since he took a similar step within months of getting married—he and Kate Middleton added Cocker Spaniel Lupo to their family shortly after their 2011 nuptials.