Lupo was part of a litter born in 2011 to Kate’s parent dog Ella Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton. Kate and William welcomed the puppy to their Kensington Palace home this Christmas, eight months after their royal wedding. Lupo was so popular that in 2014 it became the subject of a children’s book.
Over the years, the couple as well as Kate’s siblings, Pippa Middleton and James Middleton, and William’s brother, Prince harry, have at times been spotted and photographed with Lupo, while he has also appeared in official family portraits. In 2013 Kate was spotted with the dog in Hyde Park in London. At the time, she was pregnant with her and the first child of William, the son Prince George. In addition to the 7-year-old child, they are also parents Princess charlotte, 5 and Prince louis, 2.