Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleRescue puppies are important members of their family.
“I have three [dogs] in this house now, so we basically have five children,” the Duke of Sussex said during an October 2022 conference call with the WellChild Awards winners. “I have a black Labrador called Pula, a rescue beagle called Guy and we have another rescue beagle called Mia. The three of them have worked hard to hunt squirrels every day, but they are also emotional support dogs when well behaved.
The Duchess of Sussex – who married Harry in 2018 – previously adopted Guy ahead of her royal wedding. Shortly after the nuptials, the couple – who share son Archie, born in 2019, and daughter Lilibet, born in 2021 – adopted Pula together. Mia (full name Mamma Mia) completed her brood in August 2022.
“The Duchess called me personally,” Shannon Keithan animal rights lawyer who runs the Beagle Freedom Project, told the Los Angeles Times about the California native’s interest in adopting an older rescue pup from the organization. “She calls my mobile without caller ID and says, ‘Hey Shannon, it’s Meghan.’ We talked for 30 minutes, and I was like, “Is this Megan Fox?’”
After Meghan and Harry first met Mia, they were sure she was the perfect pet for their offspring. “The Duchess hugged Mia and said, ‘We’re adopting her,'” Keith recalled to the outlet. “She was like ‘No, we don’t want a Christmas puppy. … We want those we can help who are older.
The lawyer added: “[Harry’s] just like, ‘Well, we can’t leave yet because there’s something in that back house that she needs. Does she have a favorite toy or what?
The Combinations alum has long been an animal lover, adopting the first Bogart pup in 2012 at the encouragement of Ellen Degeneres. We Weekly confirmed in November 2017 that Bogart was unable to join Meghan across the pond when she moved to pursue her relationship with Harry, due to the country’s strict pet laws.
“[Bogart] is a small rescue dog from SPOT in LA and is 9 months old. He’s adorable,” the “Archetypes” podcast host previously told BuzzFeed in July 2013. “Ellen DeGeneres was there when I looked at the clock and told me I had to take him home. So I did.
Amid Meghan’s move to the UK, Bogart stayed in the US with one of the actress’ former friends, while Guy stayed by her side. The CIO of BetterUp and the Date stamp manual The star finally moved to California in 2020 after stepping down as senior royals, expanding her furry family with Pula and Mia.
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