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The British royals are a dog-loving group for centuries, monarchs and their families have cared for puppies of all shapes and sizes – and sometimes more exotic pets – it’s a tradition that continues to this day, from Queen Elizabeth’s legendary corgi companion to princess Anne’s Steadfast English Bull Terrier Learn about the current line-up of the Royals’ dog characters (and a guest star tortoise)

The queen has been inseparable from her dogs since childhood and plays with her family’s pups before she is ready to take care of her own.She received her very first corgi, Susan, as an 18th birthday gift Birthday and took care of generations of Susan’s offspring for decades.Unfortunately, her last corgi in Susan’s line, Willow, passed away in 2018. Willow was followed by Whisper, the Queen’s last purebred corgi (although not related to Susan), and Vulcan, a dorgi (dachshund-corgi -Mix) Nowadays she only has one dog: Candy, a loyal and friendly dorgi

Prince Charles and Camilla are currently the proud parents of two Jack Russell Terriers, Bluebell and Beth on occasion they help out with Camilla’s royal duties – sometimes they even reveal plaques themselves, as all of Champion Beth recently did at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Prince William and Kate Middleton got Lupo, an adorable English cocker spaniel, in 2011 – and for years Lupo was a beloved member of the couple’s growing family. Very sad that our dear dog Lupo passed away last weekend. He has been the heart of our family for nine years and we will miss him so much, “wrote the Duke and Duchess in a post on Instagram

When Meghan moved to the UK, she brought her Beagle Guy with her, and she and Prince Harry subsequently adopted a black laboratory, Pula Per Finding Freedom, the Sussexes biography of royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the latter became the currency of Botswana (Harry and Meghan were known to have spent time in Botswana at the beginning of their relationship) “The word means” rain “in the Bantu language of Setswana – and for good reason,” says the book, “With its semi-arid terrain, the country regards rain as valuable and as a blessing Just like the energetic puppy “

Princess Anne has been caring for English bull terriers for decades – a brand of choice for the famous, no-frills outdoor king

Prince Edward and Sophie currently share their home with two dogs – a black Labrador and a cocker spaniel that Sophie saw in the grounds of Windsor Castle – as well as a more unusual pet, Edward joked in a video call last summer that “we also have a turtle – who basically runs the house! ” (Unfortunately there are no photos of dogs or turtles In the picture above, Sophie meets a friendly puppy at a royal engagement)

Princess Anne’s daughter Zara and her husband Mike are often seen attending equestrian events with their three dogs (Zara is an Olympic medalist) Their children, Mia and Lena, are clearly very attached to the puppies

Buckingham Palace is a breeding ground for horse girls (and men) Queen Elizabeth loves horses and is passionate about breeding racehorses. Princess Anne inherited this interest from her mother and even took part in the Olympic Games as a rider Anne’s daughter Zara would do the same. Princes Charles, William and Harry are polo players

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World news – FI – Meet the pets of the royal family, from Queen Elizabeth’s loyal dog to Prince Edward’s tortoise

Source: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/g35181625/royal-family-pets-photos/