Back in November, we reported that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s beloved dog Lupo had passed away. It has since been revealed that before Lupo’s death, they received a new puppy from Kate’s brother James Middleton, and that animal is reportedly now 8 months-old.
“The new puppy is adorable and the whole family are besotted,” a friend told Daily Mail. “They were devastated when Lupo passed away. It was hoped that a younger dog would give Lupo some company and give him a little more life and energy.”
James announced last year that his dog Luna had welcomed six puppies, and he admitted that he could not keep them all.
“I am sad to see you go, and yes I might cry, but it will be with happiness as each of your new homes are bursting with love,” James said at the time. “You might be scared at first, that’s ok. Just be yourself and you will never understand how much happiness you will bring to your new families and the people you meet. Make me proud and remember to write.”
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William and Kate announced to the world on November 22 that Lupo had passed away.
“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,” they said at the time.
James also paid tribute to Lupo on social media.
“It is with great sadness that Lupo, the beloved dog of my sister Catherine and her family has passed away. Lupo was the son of Ella, brother to Zulu, Inka & Luna,” he wrote. “Nothing can ever prepare you for the loss of a dog. For those who have never had a dog, it might be hard to understand the loss. However for those who have loved a dog know the truth: a dog is not just a pet; it is a member of the family, a best friend, a loyal companion, a teacher and a therapist.”
“Rest in peace Lupo,” he added. “You will always be remembered and your legacy will live on forever. Good Boy 🐾.”