Remember when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rescued a black Labrador shortly after their May 2018 wedding? Well, we finally know the special meaning behind the dog’s name.
In the new tell-all book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand discuss the family’s newish four-legged addition. Although Prince Harry and Markle had yet to reveal the dog’s name, Scobie and Durand confirm they named her “Pula,” according to People magazine.
The moniker pays tribute to Botswana, Africa, which is a go-to vacation spot for Prince Harry and Markle. Not only is “Pula” the country’s official currency, but it also means “rain” in Setswana. (Since precipitation is rare in Botswana, it’s considered a blessing.)
Botswana holds a special place in Prince Harry in Markle’s heart. Prince Harry surprised Markle for her 36th birthday by taking her on a remote vacation to the African country, where they slept under the stars. They also visited Botswana right before their 2017 engagement and again on their 1st wedding anniversary.