Just because Prince Charles hasn’t taken over the throne yet doesn’t mean he’s totally free of responsibility. In fact, he and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, are the proud owners of two rescue dogs: Bluebell and Beth. Since the pups have been making frequent cameos on the couple’s official Instagram account, we compiled a list of four things you should know about Prince Charles and Bowles’s rescue dogs.

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1. They're adopted

Prince Charles and Bowles rescued Bluebell and Beth from Battersea’s Dog & Cat Home, which has helped more than three million animals find new homes since it was founded in 1860. The Duchess of Cornwall has also been a patron of the organization since 2017.

2. They're Jack Russell terriers

This should come as no surprise, because Prince Charles is a longtime owner of Jack Russell terriers. In the ’90s, the royal had two dogs named Pooh and Tigga. While Pooh sadly got lost in the Balmoral Forest, Tigga lived to be 18 years old.

3. They're philanthropic

Bluebell and Beth have long moved on from their days at the shelter, but they still give back to those who weren’t so lucky. The royal couple regularly support Battersea’s Dog & Cat Home on Instagram and even dressed the pups in matching bandanas for one such occasion. “Bluebell and Beth, The Duchess of Cornwall’s rescue dogs, are proud to show off their Wear Blue for Rescue bandanas as they support @battersea’s new campaign,” the caption read. “The rescue movement celebrates all the wonderful pets that just need a second chance.”

4. They're well trained

In 2020, Bowles brought Beth to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in Old Windsor. The dog stole the show by pulling a velvet blanket and unveiling a plaque at the new facility. “The Duchess of Cornwall’s rescue dog Beth came up trumps, unveiling a plaque on HRH’s behalf for the new Duchess of Cornwall kennels at the @Battersea_ in Surrey,” someone wrote on Twitter.

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