Cambridge family announce death of Lupo the spaniel

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced the family have lost their cocker spaniel, Lupo.

The sad news was announced on Instagram, with a personal note from the couple captioning a picture of their furry friend. “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 didn’t mention what happened to Lupo, but at nine years old this was younger than the average life expectancy for a cocker spaniel, which is 12-15 years.

Lupo was a gift to Prince William and Catherine from a Middleton family litter back in December 2011.

Ella, Lupo’s mother, is the dog of James Middleton and at the heart of his six-strong pack.

The royal pooch was a regular feature in various family photos over the years, including Prince George’s first snaps in 2013, as well as his 3rd birthday photos, The Duchess of Cambridge’s Vogue spread, which marked the magazine’s 100th birthday, and a recent family photoshoot for GQ.

Before the arrival of the Cambridge children, Lupo would often join the Duke and Duchess at outdoor events like the polo.

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James Middleton posted a tribute to the pup on his instagram, too, and discussed the pain of losing a dog.


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