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Prince William and Kate Middleton's 'dear dog', Lupo, dies

‘We will miss him so much’: Prince William and Kate Middleton tell of their heartbreak after their ‘dear dog’ Lupo died over the weekend

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal their dog, Lupo, has died aged nine
  • Lupo, an English cocker spaniel, was bred from a dog owned by the Middletons
  • In 2013, the beloved pet featured in one of the first pictures of Prince George

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been left heartbroken after their ‘dear dog’ Lupo died over the weekend.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a picture of their beloved pup earlier this evening.

Sharing the news with their 12million Instagram followers, they wrote: ‘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. – W & C’.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced their English Cocker Spaniel Lupo has died. Lupo appeared in numerous photos alongside the royals, including one of the first to feature Prince George, above, in 2013

Followers shared their condolences with the royals after they shared the news on Sunday evening.

Film producer Ben Cohen wrote: ‘’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love.’

Another follower wrote: ‘So sorry did your loss… animals are not pets they become family.’

Lupo featured in many pictures with the royals, including one of the first official photos of Prince George.

The English cocker spaniel was bred from a dog which was owned by Michael and Carole Middleton, Kate’s parents. 

He was given to the couple in 2011.

It is believed Lupo helped William and Kate pick a name for Prince George. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have revealed their beloved dog Lupo has died at the age of nine. 

According to The Sun, the couple wrote names on various piece of paper and scattered them on the floor. 

Lupo wandered through them, but stopped when he reached the seven-year-old’s name.

Kate Middleton is thought to have named Lupo after her paternal great-grandmother, who was born Olive Christiana Lupton.

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