- Prince William and Kate Middleton announced through their Instagram account that they had lost Lupo a week earlier
- The couple said the dog had been at the heart of their family for the past nine years
- Kate's brother also shared a post where he mentioned the importance of the dog which was part of the family
The Duchess of Cambridge - Prince William and Kate Middleton are mourning the death of their family dog named Lupo.
The couple announced on Sunday, November 22, through their Instagram account that they had lost Lupo who passed on a week earlier.
A beautiful photo of the dog, a black cocker spaniel, was attached to the social media message - on the account @kensingtonroyal - which confirmed Lupo passed on a weekend earlier.
The couple said the dog had been at the heart of their family for the past nine years and they were going to miss him a lot.
According to NBC News, Kate's brother, James Middleton, also shared a post mourning Lupo's death where he mentioned the importance of a dog which was not only a pet but part of the family.
Lupo was the first member of the royal couple's family as they acquired it back in 2012, before the birth of their firstborn son Prince George.
Prince William loved Lupo so much that in 2015, during an interview - when asked the five people he would go to if he had a problem, he put the dog's name among the 'people' he confined in.
More on the Duchess of Cambridge, a few months back the royal couple's son, Prince Louis, marked his birthday with a powerful tribute to medical staff fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The little one was turning two years old and his parents came up with a special idea to honour the health workers who were in the front line fighting the virus.
William and Kate shared photos of their young son who paid tribute to the British National Health Service (NHS) heroes through handprints artwork which made a rainbow poster.
The photos included a finished masterpiece of Louis' tiny hand.