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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Dog Has a Special Name – See How It Came About

Joe Akins
Aug 05, 2020
12:00 P.M.
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For a long time, the name of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's dog has remained a mystery, but it has now been revealed in the new book centered around the couple, "Finding Freedom." 

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As the days go by, more revelations from the new best-selling book "Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family," written by veteran royal journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand continue to pour forth. 

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

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The book is packed full of revelations about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and will be released on August 11, though it is available on order on Amazon

The latest revelation about the royal couple is about the name of their dog, a black Labrador rescue, which they welcomed into their home in the summer of 2018. 

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The dog's name remained a mystery for a long time, with many people getting her name wrong. However, in "Finding Freedom," it is revealed that the dog's name is Pula, and the name has a special meaning. 

That special meaning stems from the fact that Pula is named after the official currency of the African nation of Botswana, where Harry and Meghan went on a trip when they started dating. 

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In Setswana, Pula means rain, which is scarce in Botswana, and hence is considered valuable and a blessing in the Southern African nation. 

Harry and Meghan seem to have three dogs in total, Pula, and Meghan's dogs, Guy, which is a beagle, and an older pet dog named Bogart.

Harry and Meghan's trip to Botswana was one that they embarked on to mark Meghan's 36th birthday and provided them with a chance to get to know more about each other away from the paparazzi in the United Kingdom. 

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It worked a treat because within three months they were in love with each other. However, they kept their romance out of the spotlight with only a few people knowing then that they were an item.

Pula is just one of the pets belonging to Meghan and Harry, who are animal lovers. The couple's love for pets is similar to that of other royals, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Prince William and Kate, and Princesses Beatrice.

Harry and Meghan have three dogs in total, Pula, and Meghan's dogs, Guy, which is a beagle, and an older pet dog named Bogart. Eugenie. 

Following the announcement that the couple would be stepping down from senior royal duties in January, many observers were left wondering which of their dogs would be flown to Canada

It was later revealed that Pula and Guy were flown to the Vancouver Islands when the royals were on festive break in Canada. Meanwhile, Bogart was already staying in Canada due to his old age. 

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