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British Royal Family

Duchess Catherine and Prince William welcome a gorgeous new addition to their family - of the fluffy sort, that is

The family lost their beloved dog Lupo late last year.

By Jess Pullar
The rumours are true - Duchess Catherine and Prince William are expanding their family, though not quite in the way many expected.
Indeed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who share three children, have welcomed another addition... a very fluffy, playful one at that.
You guessed it, the Cambridges have welcome a brand-new puppy into the fold, given to them by Duchess Catherine's brother who is a dog breeder himself.
The news was first reported by the Mail on Sunday, and was then quickly reported by reputable publication, Hello!, as well as PEOPLE magazine.
According to reports, James Middleton gifted the family the eight-month-old black puppy late last year, shortly before the death of their beloved dog Lupo.
Kate's brother James (pictured) gifted the family one of his latest breeds. (Instagram)
A friend told the publication: "They were devastated when Lupo passed away, as any dog owner will understand, but got the new puppy before he died."
They explained they hoped the new pup would give Lupo some company, as well as some extra life and energy.
In another sweet detail, James Middleton also breeded Lupo from a previous litter - so the old Cocker Spaniel is the new pup's uncle.
The Cambridge's beloved dog Lupo is the uncle of the family's new pup. (Kensington Royal)
While details about the new pup's name and nature are not yet known, the source said the family are "besotted" with their new addition.
This is heartening news given the family's devastation at losing Lupo in November last year.
At the time, they shared a post to Instagram including a gorgeous picture of their late dog.
"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 was met with thousands of messages of sympathy from their fans, many of whom can relate to the heartbreak of losing a cherished family pet.
Now, it looks like Lupo's relative is fuelling new life in a different way to the Cambridge family residence in Anmer Hall - continuing his furry uncle's legacy.

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