Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Adopt Senior Rescue Dog: Details

A royal addition! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle expanded their family by adding another pup to the mix – a senior rescue beagle named Mamma Mia.

“The Duchess called me personally,” Shannon Keithan animal rights lawyer who runs the Beagle Freedom Project, told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, August 23, about Meghan’s investigation into adopting another dog.

“She calls my cell phone without caller ID and says, ‘Hey Shannon, it’s Meghan,'” the animal activist recalled. “We talked for 30 minutes, and I was like, ‘Is this Megan Fox?’”

Earlier this month, Keith met Harry, 37, and Meghan, 41, at the San Fernando Valley home and told the Los Angeles Time that the royal family deliberately chose Mamma Mia because she is an older dog, as younger dogs are more favored when it comes to adoption.

“The Duchess held Mia in her arms and said, ‘We adopt her,'” the lawyer said. “She was like ‘No, we don’t want a Christmas puppy. … We want those we can help who are older.

However, Harry and Meghan – who, as well as being parents to son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 14 months, are the proud owners of dogs Pula and Guy – refused to leave the dog rescue without something. special thing for Mamma Mia in tow.

“[Harry’s] just like, ‘Well, we can’t leave yet because there’s something in that back house that she needs. Does she have a favorite toy or something?'” Keith recalled the Duke of Sussex’s request. After retrieving the item, the California residents returned home to Montecito with their new dog.

While the Sussexes are now at least a family of seven if you include their puppies, it’s unclear whether Meghan Bogart’s Labrador-shepherd – whom she adopted in 2012 at the persuasion of Ellen Degeneres — also lives with them, because the Bench the author had to leave it when she moved to England in 2017.

‘He’s staying in the US with friends,’ a source said exclusively We at the time, noting that there was a rigorous process the dogs had to go through under English law, which is “extremely strict…and very harsh”.

Three years later, however, Bogart still seemed to be a part of Meghan’s life after she and Harry moved to North America in late 2019. In January 2020, the royals were pictured hiking with Guy and Bogart.

In 2016, she tells Better health that DeGeneres, 64, was the one who convinced her to adopt Bogart in the first place. “You have to take that dog,” the actress recalled, saying the former talk show host met at a shelter five years earlier. “And I said, ‘Well, I decide.’ And she’s like, ‘Save the dog!’ »

Meghan added, “And so I brought it home,” jokingly, “Because Ellen told me to.”