Kate Middleton and Prince William unfortunately had to say goodbye to their beloved dog, Lupo, last weekend. The royals took to Instagram with the news.
In a post on the @kensingtonroyal Instagram page, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared the sad news. "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 shared alongside a photo of the pooch.
Lupo was a black English Cocker Spaniel. He was the offspring of Middleton's parents' dog.
According to TMZ, Lupo actually helped Middleton and Prince William choose a name for their son George. With papers featuring various names strewn across the floor, Lupo was left to choose the slip that he found best.
He ended up choosing the piece of paper with the name "George" written on it.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been doing their best to stay positive over the course of the global coronavirus pandemic with Middleton stressing the importance of kindness during a virtual school assembly.
"Today, I wanted to talk to you about the importance of being kind and looking after one other," Kate said, kicking off the lesson for the Oak National Academy, a teacher-created online learning platform aimed at providing resources during the lockdown.
"We all have our ups and downs especially when things change in our lives as they have in so many ways recently,” she said acknowledging that with current-events comes a “huge range” of emotions as we’re unable to go to school or see our friends and family.