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Royal Family’s pooches give a fascinating insight into the life of the monarchy

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The Royal Family and their love of dogs give a fascinating insight into the life of the monarchy.

The Queen has famously had a long line of corgis during her reign on the throne.

But she is not the only member of the Royals to have taken on a pooch as much-loved companion.

Many of the royals have dogs, but some keep them out of the spotlight a little more than others.

The proud pooches in Royal Family are varied and interesting according to TeamDogs.

The Queen has famously had a long history of canine companions during her time on the throne.

She has had over 30 dogs in her time, but has had to say goodbye to many of them, with the latest dying in 2018.

She still has two dogs to keep her company, a pure-bred corgi named Muick and a Dorgi – a cross between a Dachshund and a Welsh Corgi – called Candy.

Candy was one of four who posed with the Queen for a series of special portraits marking her 90th birthday in 2016 along with Willow, Vulcan, and Holly, who have since passed away.

Muick, pronounced Mick, is said to be named after a beauty spot near Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s Scottish residence.

A pair of adorable rescue dogs, Beth and Bluebell, were adopted by Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, in 2011.

The pair were adopted from a rescue home in Battersea and are both Jack Russell Terriers.

They were included as part of a series of portraits in 2020 to commemorate the couple’s 15th wedding anniversary.

Beth and Bluebell also accompanied the Duchess on a very fitting engagement to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Old Windsor in 2017, when Camilla became the charity's patron, taking over from the Queen.

While their relationship with the Royal Family is a little complicated right now, Harry and Meghan still have their own dogs which have been part of the royal pack.

A beagle named Guy has been with Meghan since her days of filming Suits and travelled over to the UK when she entered the royal clan.

He was brought to a shelter in Kentucky, US after being found wandering in the woods.

The dog almost had to be put down when he couldn’t be re-homed but luckily met Meghan at an adoption event in Toronto, Canada, just in time.

The Duke and Duchess now also have Pula, a black Labrador who was adopted by the couple after they got married.

She was kept under wraps for a while, with not much known about her other than the Sussexes had taken on another pup.

While the name of William and Kate’s new pooch is still a secret, teamdogs says it was taken on by the royal heirs in 2020.

The pup came from Kate’s brother, James Middleton, after the Cambridges’ old dog, Lupo, passed away in November.

Lupo had been with the family since 2012.

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The new pup, who is Lupo’s nephew, has been a part of their lives since shortly before Lupo died.

Royal aides have yet to confirm the new addition’s name.

Zara and Mike Tindall have three dogs of their own and have been quite creative with their naming.

Zara has previously revealed all three were named after female characters in adventure films.

Pepper and Storm, both Labradors, are named after Iron Man and X-Men characters and boxer, Sway, takes the name from Angelina Jolie’s character in Gone in Sixty Seconds .

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