There’s no denying that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (like the rest of us) had a difficult 2020. Luckily, the Duchess of Sussex has been relying on a few special friends for support, according to a contact at one of her royal patronages, Mayhew.
In a recent interview with Hello!, Mayhew's CEO, Caroline Yates, revealed that the 39-year-old ex-royal has been turning to her rescue dogs, Pula and Guy, for moral support as well as checking in with the animal charity as often as she can.
“Whenever we talk to the duchess about the charity, she always references how important her dogs are and what a support they are, particularly during everything that's happened this year, with COVID, and with the personal trials and tribulations she went through this year,” Yates told the outlet. “It was really nice to share our experiences with her about how important animals are when things are tough and what a comfort they can be. That's what Mayhew is all about, that's what we want to try and encourage, we want to try to promote the human-animal bond and what a great source of comfort and stimulation and joy pet ownership can be.”
Mayhew is also the organization that shared the Sussexes’ chose to share their 2020 Christmas card, which featured a drawing of the couple, their son Archie and their two dogs, on social media. “We had no idea what it would look like before we got the photo, and when we saw it, we thought, 'Oh wow!' It's very family-oriented, it was really lovely," Yates continued.