Death of their beloved dog Lupo Biography
KATE Middleton and Prince William spoke of their grief over the death of their beloved dog Lupo.
Rest in peace little Lupo 💔
“Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away. He has been at the heart of our family for the past 9 years and we will miss him so much” – W & C pic.twitter.com/uCEm7IE7IG
— Kayla Adams (@KaylaAdams___) November 22, 2020
Instagram page, Kensington Royal
The couple posted the sad news on their official Instagram page, Kensington Royal, this afternoon.
Next to a photo of the animal there is a caption: “Very sad that our dear dog Lupo passed away last weekend.
“He has been the heart of our family for nine years and will be missed so much. – W&C”
The English Cocker Spaniel can often be seen in photos alongside the family, and in particular with Prince George.
Bred from a dog belonging to Kate’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton, it was given to the Duke and Duchess as a Christmas present in early 2011.
And Lupo was so important to the family that Prince William mentioned the animal in his first official interview after becoming a father in 2013.
He said, “For me, Catherine and now little George are my priorities. And Lupo.
“Actually, he’s fine.
“As many people know who have dogs and bring a newborn baby, they need some time to adjust, but no, everything is fine so far.
Lupo even helped the couple choose George’s name.
Kate and William scattered pieces of paper with different names on the floor, and the dog stopped when it reached ‘George’.
After the boy was born, Lupo was featured in one of the first official photos.
He later appeared in a family portrait of the Duke and Duchess with their son in 2014.
The name Lupo comes from the Italian word for wolf – and Kate is said to have named the animal after the family name of her paternal great-grandfather, Olive Christiana Middleton, née Lupton.
British dog lovers instantly fell in love after photos of the little dog were first shared – and breeders credit him for tremendously increasing the number of people looking for cocker spaniel puppies.
The high society Bible Tatler even named the pet the 50th most fascinating person in Great Britain in 2013.
Earlier this year, the Duchess joked about Lupo during her visit to Savannah House, an establishment owned by the Social Justice Charity Extern in County Kildare.
As she played table tennis, the smiling queen said, “We try this at home, but our dog keeps catching the table tennis balls.”
Animal lovers joined the dog handlers at the Army Dog Center in Islamabad to train the dogs to recognize and discover hidden explosives.
Thousands of people – including actress Jennifer Garner – have already expressed their condolences to the family.
One wrote, “Sorry for your loss … Animals are not pets, they become families,” while another said, “Rest in peace, lovely lupo.”