Prince William and Kate Middleton have announced the death of their beloved dog Lupo in a heartbreaking message posted to their Kensington Royal Instagram account on Sunday. The dog died last weekend.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stated that they will continue to mourn Lupo, calling him ‘the heart of our family for the past nine years’.
“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 post read.
Lupo is an English cocker spaniel, which was given as a gift to Prince William and Kate, both 38, as an early Christmas present in 2011, according to The Sun. The dog is believed to have been bred from an older dog owned by Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.
Kate Middleton’s younger brother, James Middleton who’s 33-years-old also posted a touching tribute to Lupo on Instagram.
“It is with great sadness that Lupo, the beloved dog of my sister Catherine and her family has passed away. Lupo was the son of Ella, brother to Zulu, Inka & Luna. He was 9 years old,” James wrote.
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“Rest in peace Lupo. Tilly & Mini will be waiting for you. You will always be remembered and your legacy will live on forever. Good Boy,” he added.
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