Prince William and Kate Middleton Mourn Family Dog, Brother James Middleton’s Special Tribute

Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s household canine Lupo has died—and the duchess’ brother has made a really particular tribute.

The English cocker spaniel has been with the couple for 9 years and was in a few of the earliest photos of Prince George.

For the prince and siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, Lupo has been a beloved pet for his or her entire lives.

Kate’s brother James Middleton joined followers in sharing heartwarming messages for the household on Instagram, noting how tough the dying of a pet might be.

He revealed he lit a candle, stated a prayer and went for a therapeutic stroll with Lupo’s mom, Middleton household canine Ella.

William and Kate stated in a press release on Instagram: “Very sadly final weekend our expensive canine, Lupo, handed away.

Kate Middleton and pet Dog Lupo
Kate Middleton with pet English cocker spaniel Lupo on the Beaufort Polo Membership on June 17, 2012 in Tetbury, England. Lupo not too long ago handed away after 9 years with the Cambridge household.
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“He has been on the coronary heart of our household for the previous 9 years and we’ll miss him a lot.”

The younger Cambridge kids now face Christmas with out the beloved canine, which was bred from Ella, owned by Kate’s mother and father Carole and Michael Middleton.

Kate revealed in March how playful Lupo used to intervene with household table tennis video games throughout a go to to a respite middle in County Kildare, within the Republic of Eire.

Quoted within the Day by day Mail, she stated: “We attempt to do that at dwelling however our canine retains catching the ping pong balls.”

James Middleton shared his personal reminiscences of Lupo in a submit to his almost 200,000 Instagram followers.

He wrote: “It’s with nice unhappiness that Lupo, the beloved canine of my sister Catherine and her household has handed away.

“Lupo was the son of Ella, brother to Zulu, Inka & Luna. He was 9 years previous.