Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Dog Has a Special Name – See How It Came About
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."
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.
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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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
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.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's rescue dog's name has a special meaning https://t.co/BRriS5l8QC— The Independent (@Independent) August 3, 2020
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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As we continue to reflect on some of the organisations supported by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, today we wanted to share more about @TheMayhew, an animal welfare charity which The Duchess became Patron of earlier this year. Mayhew believes in the power of community and the special bond between humans and animals, which is why their programming does not simply focus on rescuing animals but rather takes a more holistic approach to shaping the lives of pets and humans, alike. Their TheraPaws dogs and volunteers now visit not just care homes and hospitals, but also mental health facilities and youth groups – expanding the benefits of animal assisted therapy into much needed areas. They also work with the homeless community assisting with treatments and check ups for their pets so that the most vulnerable can trust that their pet will remain by their side. This year, Mayhew has continued its specialized work overseas, vaccinating more than 30,000 dogs against rabies and other diseases, and empowering locals to improve animal welfare humanely and sustainably. The Duchess is also proud that they are creating opportunities for women, with the female led vet team in Kabul neutering 2,500 dogs so far this year. As a long-time rescue dog owner, The Duchess of Sussex is proud to be Mayhew’s Patron and applauds them for the vital work that they do every day. Please visit @TheMayhew to learn more, as Mayhew continue their very important contribution to the community for all of us and the pets we hold dear. Photo © PA / Ivan Flores / Tamara Yoxall
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.
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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA
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.