Not surprisingly, the 95-year-old monarch isn’t the only one who has four-legged friends running around palaces and royal residences, including Kate Middleton and Prince William, Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles, and even the Princesses of York. Need to know about every single one (so you can create a March Madness-style bracket to determine the goodest good boy of them all)? Here's a full list of the royal family dogs.
A Full List of Royal Family Dogs From Corgis to Rescue Labs
1. Queen Elizabeth & Her Corgis
Her Majesty has become known for her love of corgis. Not only has she grown up with them, but the 95-year-old has even dabbled in breading some of her own. According to Vogue, the queen has had more than 30 corgis in her lifetime. Last January, the 95-year-old monarch received a 6-week-old corgi as a gift from her son, Prince Andrew, and her granddaughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. The new addition came just one month after the tragic death of Queen Elizabeth’s dog, Fergus. The new dog joined two four-legged family members: Candy, a corgi who’s been around the longest and Muick (pronounced “Mick”), who arrived at the same time as Fergus.
2. Prince Charles & Camilla Parker Bowles
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have recently been giving fans a look into their royal roles as pet parents. The couple rescued the two pups—Bluebell and Beth—from Battersea’s Dog & Cat Home, of which Charles is patron. Over the last two months, the Jack Russell Terriers have made a handful of appearances on the duo’s social media.
3. Prince William & Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton adopted Lupo, an English cocker spaniel, in 2011. Unfortunately, the family pet passed away back in 2020. William and Kate posted a touching tribute on social media: “Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away. He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much,” they wrote.
However, a few months later, news broke that a new puppy had joined the Cambridge clan, a gift from Middleton’s younger brother, James, whose dog, Luna, welcomed a litter of pups back in May. We’re still waiting on a name and a photo.
4. Meghan Markle & Prince Harry
Before she moved across the pond and became Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle lived in Los Angeles with her two rescue dogs, Guy and Bogart. However, when she uprooted her Los Angeles life to become royal, she had to leave Bogart behind. But it didn’t take too long for Meghan and Harry to adopt a dog together, a black lab named Pula, who even made appearances during the couple’s groundbreaking chat with Oprah Winfrey, as well as their Time100 interview.
5. Princess Beatrice & Princess Eugenie
The Princesses of York have a joint love for Norfolk Terriers. The sisters have four terriers in total—Jack, Cici, Teddy and Ginger. Beatrice had another pup, Orange, years ago, but sadly the terrier died in 2019 after accidentally eating a poisonous substance during a walk in Windsor Great Park.