Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Will they be strict 'parents' with new family member?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are believed to have bought a dog who will live with them in their London shared home.

The purchase is an important step in their relationship as they jointly work towards looking after another living being.

So how will they approach caring for the pet, who is believed to be a labrador?

Meghan is famously a lover of dogs. On her now-deleted Instagram account, she often posted about her two rescue dogs, Guy and Bogart, whom she described as “my boys” and “my loves.”

Unfortunately, Bogart, a labrador-shepherd cross, was deemed unfit to fly due to his old age so Meghan had to make the ultimate sacrifice and leave the dog behind when she moved to England to marry Harry.

Meghan was reportedly very close to both dogs and treated them like a member of her family.

A source told The Sun that Meghan used to even let the pets sleep on her bed.

It’s unclear if she’ll extend the same luxury to the new labrador now she shares a home with Harry.

Harry has never before owned a dog, making the new addition to the couple’s home even more exciting, although Meghan may have to consider changing her house rules now she’s married.

The source also recalled that she would also let her dogs eat “only the highest quality organic food.”

“She bought them Union flag dog jumpers to keep them warm when they were puppies.”

Meghan’s dog Guy also lives in the UK now. Speaking to the BBC after her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan explained: “One [dog] is now staying with very close friends and my other, little Guy, he’s in the UK, he’s been here for a while.”

Speaking about how Guy had adapted to living in the UK, he said: “I think he’s doing just fine.

Columnist for The Sunday Express, Adam Helliker, revealed shortly after Meghan and Harry’s engagement the Prince was set to give his bride a new dog as a wedding gift.

He wrote at the time: “Harry intends to find her a second canine companion, not least because he’s always wanted one himself.”

Explaining his love for dogs, Prince Harry’s biographer, Penny Junor, said: “He loves them, but I suspect the reason he doesn’t have one is because his life, until now, has been too peripatetic.

“I don’t know why he didn’t have one when he was a child, maybe because there were too many in the house already.

“His father had Jack Russells and William had a Labrador, which he gave to the Van Cutsems when he went to university.

“It was only when William and Kate settled in Anglesey that they got their cocker spaniel Lupo. Harry has been waiting until his circumstances made it practical to have one.”

These aren’t the only dogs living at Kensington, however. The Queen has famously kept corgis for years – and it was revealed in the engagement interview that they took an instant shine to dog-lover Meghan.

Daily Express :: Life and Style Feed

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