The Royal Family has always been a dog family, so it seemed to be only a matter of time before William and Kate acquired a four-legged friend of their own. Sure enough, they were seen walking on the beach near their home in Anglesey, Wales, with a three-month old black cocker spaniel before their recent holiday in Mustique.
A spokesman from St James’ Palace confirmed to the Daily Beast the dog’s age and breed, but added that the dog’s name has not and will not be released, only commenting that “it is a private matter.”
Betting firm Ladbrokes are offering odds of 10-1 that the dog will be called Charlie, 33-1 on Bouncer and 66-1 on Fenton—the name of the dog seen chasing deer in Richmond Park, which became a YouTube sensation.
The hound is said by sources to be the son of a dog named Ella, belonging to Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton.