The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made no secret of the major soft spots they have for animals, even cuddling up to a few pooches during their day in Sussex. And when Meghan Markle moved to London to be with her now-husband, she brought her adopted beagle Guy, though she sadly had to leave older Bogart behind. Since starting the next chapter of her life with Prince Harry, the couple rescued a black Labrador pup – and royal watchers were under the impression that the dog was male and named Oz. As it turns out, they were wrong!
The couple let their fans in on the truth while they paid a visit to the Survivors’ Network in Brighton on Wednesday (Oct. 3). After receiving the sweetest present, a cartoon of Guy by artist Henry James Garrett that had Meghan roaring with laughter, the Sussexes revealed that their newest addition is actually female. And while her loyal followers were eagerly awaiting a name drop, Meghan, 37, kept quiet on that detail, simply saying that people keep “getting her name wrong.” During their visit to their namesake county, the 34-year-old prince was overheard saying: “My name is Harry. I have two dogs with my lovely American wife.”
We’re sure their puppy is settling in with ease to royal life with the help of her doting parents! It’s plain to see that they have a great love for animals. Take, for instance, the special moment Harry shared with a Golden Retriever when he knelt down to greet the lucky pooch during their walkabout in Sussex ( cue: the sweetest photos ever!). And who could forget the duke and duchess’s visit to the home of Irish president Michael D. Higgins and Sabrina Coyle, where they posed for photographs with the couple’s two large mountain dogs and gave them lots of loving attention.
News of the adoption broke in August when the Daily Mail reported that their dog would live in the palace and their Cotswolds country home, which they have on lease for two years. Guy is surely showing him the ropes, having already adjusted to royal life at luxurious Kensington Palace. The small beagle was even spotted riding with the Queen just a day before Meghan and Harry said “I do” in Windsor. Too cute!