PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle are thought to have welcomed a new member into their family after acquiring a labrador to join them at Kensington Palace.
The Duchess of Sussex is a well-known animal lover and had two dogs, Bogart and Guy, before she moved to the UK ahead of her Royal Wedding in May.
However, only one of her four-legged friends was able to join her in London, with Bogart moving in with a close friend in Canada.
However, now, it is thought to Royal couple have decided to take in another dog to keep Guy company.
A Royal source told the Mail: “The dog is already happily ensconced at their cottage.
“Like the Sussexes, the dog will divide its time between the palace and their country home in the Cotswolds.”
It is currently unknown what name has been given to the purebred.
It is also unknown if the dog was adopted from a recuse sanctuary.
The Duchess has a president of taking in rescue dogs, having saved both of her two previous pets from rescue centres.
Speaking of her love for her first two dogs, a source told The Sun: “She is very close to those two dogs.
“She lets them sleep on her bed and they eat only the highest quality organic food.
“She bought them Union flag dog jumpers to keep them warm when they were puppies.”
It was reported that Bogart was considered too old to adapt to the big move from Toronto to London, and that is would be kinder to let him continue to live in Canada.
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.”