For nine years he was a member of the Cambridge family, even appearing in several portraits of the clan. But according to an Instagram post from Kate Middleton and Prince William, little Lupo is gone. “Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away. He has been at the heart of our family for nine years and will be sadly missed”, wrote the Duke and Duchess in the caption of a snap of their adorable english cocker spaniel. Neither one nor two, the family received support from their Instagram community in the comments thread. “So sad”, “really sorry”, “may he rest in peace”, “all dogs go to paradise”, we can read.
Born in December 2011, Lupo was one of the puppies to which Ella, a dog belonging to Kate Middleton’s parents – Carole and Michael – had given birth. Prince William and his wife were inspired by Italian to baptize him since his first name means “wolf.” The dog even helped the couple choose Prince George’s surname. Shortly before her birth, Kate Middleton and Prince William had scattered pieces of paper on the floor of their home on which were inscribed different names. Lupo had chosen George’s.
Lupo hit the headlines
Remember, Lupo was also in the headlines when firefighters visited Kate Middleton’s parents’ home in 2013 … because his head was stuck in a door. “We were asked to save an animal. The special unit from Reading was dispatched, along with a team from Newbury, the nearest station. Our team went to the mansion, but when we arrived we were told us that the dog, which had its head blocked, had been rescued a few moments before and that there was no longer any need for our services, ”a representative of the Royal Berkshire barracks testified.
An incident which had caused panic and emotion since, at the time of the facts, Kate Middleton was still pregnant. She then took refuge in the family home in Berkshire with the doggie and Prince William for a few days. A funny event which, no doubt, makes Lupo a regretted companion on this sad day.
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