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Royal news: Prince Harry and Meghan reportedly are parents (of a new dog)

Reports are that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a new addition — though photographs have yet to be published, a name has not been mentioned, and lineage has yet to be established.

PEOPLE says it has confirmed that a new pup has joined the family. The puppy photos in the video above (not from PEOPLE) are not believed to be the new royal pup.

The magazine says the couple got the dog — believed to be a Labrador — in early summer, and quotes sources as saying the new dog has been joining them at their country getaway in the Cotswolds area and Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London.

Harry and Meghan’s path, in that way, follows that of Harry’s brother, Prince William, and Kate Middleton. Shortly after they married they got a cocker spaniel. Shortly after that, they were parents of human babies.

Meghan and Harry’s new dog will join Guy, the rescued beagle that Meghan entered the marriage with.

Meghan, 37, had to leave her other aging dog, Bogart, with a friend when she moved to London from Toronto last November, when the couple got engaged.

Guy went from a U.S. shelter to a Canadian adoption group and was then adopted by Meghan Markle in 2015. He has become a visible part of Meghan’s new royal life. He sat her feet as she sat for her hair and makeup on her wedding morning, and was said to be one of the highlights at the wedding reception.

A spokeswoman at Kensington Palace declined to comment on the new arrival, PEOPLE said.

(Photos: Guy and Bogart, at left; Harry and Meghan, on wedding day, at right)

Here’s the poop on the new royal dog


After this weekend’s royal wedding — which I was about as interested in as I am in, well, royal anything — there’s a new dog in the royal family: a once down and out Kentucky beagle named Guy.

I avoided coverage of the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry like the plague, instantly flipping away from any channel that mentioned it, but in my efforts to stay on top of dog news, I couldn’t miss this.

Much like the marriage of the American actress and the prince, Guy’s story is “a total fairytale,” said Alison Preiss of Pet Valu, the Ontario pet store where Guy was adopted by Markle in 2015.

“Here is this dog that was in a shelter, nobody wanted him, and through this wonderful adoption he’s now living in a palace, running around with the royal family.”

Guy was a stray who had been picked up in the woods and held in a Kentucky shelter. It was a kill shelter, and Guy’s days were numbered when shelter staff contacted Dolores Doherty, who runs an Ontario-based rescue called A Dog’s Dream. The organization focuses on saving beagles scheduled to be euthanized.

Guy was shipped to Toronto and ended up, the day after his arrival, being featured at an adoption event at a Pet Valu store.

Among those who showed up at the store that day was Markle, who adopted him. Markle at the time was living in Toronto while her TV series, Suits, was being filmed there.

Doherty had never heard of Markle, but the next thing she knew Guy started showing up in Instagram posts.

New of Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry, Doherty said, was “just beyond my wildest imagination. How is that for a rags to riches story from a good old Kentucky beagle?”

guyandbogartIn November, Prince Harry’s communication secretary confirmed that Guy had moved to the UK and was living with Markle, The Guardian reported. Her other dog, Bogart, is believed was too old to make the journey is staying with Markle’s close friends.

Guy was photographed over the weekend, riding in the back seat with the queen.

Doherty said about 1,600 dogs have been adopted through her organization.

“The dogs that have come up here have really impacted a lot of lives. So there’s a lot of happy endings, but his certainly is the most outstanding.”

(Photos: At top: Markle’s dogs Guy and Bogart, by Meghan Markle / Instagram; lower Guy, spotted riding in the backseat with Queen Elizabeth II / Twitter)

A blast from the past — of soda water

Here’s a vintage video — circa mid1980s — that’s funny enough on its own. Throw in the disco hairstyles, and the fact that the deadpan British pub owner is speaking Japanese to German shepherds, while Dutch subtitles run across the screen, and I’d have to call it a classic.