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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal heartbreak as beloved family dog dies

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to their beloved family dog of nine-years, Lupo.

Kate Middleton and Prince William announced the death of their dog on November 22 on their Kensington Royal Instagram Page.

Sharing an image of dark-haired Lupo, the pair said they were sad to say their "dear dog, Lupo, passed away."

He is understood to have died the weekend before, and the couple said they will miss the dog "so much."

Describing Lupo as the "heart" of their family, Prince William and Kate said: "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."

The post quickly caught the eye of their loyal fans, with condolences flooding in for the family.

One user said: "May Lupo Rest In Peace. I am so sorry for your loss."

A second said: "Not Lupo!! I’m so sorry for your loss."

"I am so so sorry!! Losing a dog is so painful. Love to you all," a third added.

Others expressed concerns for their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who have grown up with Lupo.

A concerned follower said: "Oh so sad for the little ones, I hope they’re OK. Poor Lupo."

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Lupo was an English Cocker Spaniel who was bred from Ella, a dog owned by Michael and Carole Middleton, the parents of the Duchess of Cambridge.

He was born in a litter in 2011 and was given to the couple as a Christmas gift that year.

The dog has appeared in numerous photographs alongside his owners, and was snapped alongside Tilly, the retriever, at the Middleton family home shortly after the birth of Prince George.

Lupo was the inspiration of a children’s book called The Adventures of Lupo the Royal Dog: The Secret of Windsor Castle, written by Aby King.

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Princess Diana’s friend praises Prince William for standing up for her

Princess Diana’s friend Rosa Monckton has praised Prince William for "standing up" for his mother after he said the BBC’s investigation into Martin Bashir's Panorama interview is a "step in the right direction".

The Duke of Cambridge issued a statement in the wake of the review, which will see Lord Dyson, former Master of the Rolls, seek to discover Martin Bashir's steps to get Diana’s controversial television interview.

Speaking to ITV, Ms Monckton said Prince William has become "deeply involved" in the story of how the interview came about and "how his mother was treated".

She also said the interview changed "the course of history" and said it was important "that we look at it 25 years on".

Ms Monckton said: "Any son would want to stand up for his mother in such circumstances.

"But for him, William, and for Kensington Palace to issue a statement… I think shows how deeply involved he has become in this story and about how his mother was treated.

"I think it's very important that we look at it 25 years on.

"It did change the course of history."

Her words come after Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, said that he was shown "false bank statements" by Bashir and that these statements were used to help the reporter gain access to the princess.

The review is expected to look at whether the steps taken by the BBC and Bashir were appropriate, and to what extent those actions influenced Diana's decision to give an interview.

A statement about Bashir, from the BBC, said: "He is currently recovering from quadruple heart bypass surgery and has significant complications from having contracted Covid-19 earlier in the year."

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At the time, the interview sent shockwaves through the monarchy as it shared candid details about her marriage and the Prince of Wales' rumoured relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, his now-wife.

Princess Diana also questioned Charles' ability to be King and, a month later, the Queen urged the separated couple to divorce.

During the interview, Princess Diana sensationally claimed there were "three" people in the marriage she had with Prince Charles, referring to allegations of an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles while the pair were married.

She famously said: "Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."

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Prince William breaks silence on BBC probe into Diana Panorama interview

Prince William has issued a statement following the BBC’s decision to investigate the circumstances around their Panorama interview with Princess Diana.

The Duke of Cambridge welcomed the independent probe into Martin Bashir's controversial television interview with Diana and said it was a step in the "right direction".

Lord Dyson, former Master of the Rolls, will lead the investigation, and seek to discover what steps Bashir took to get the interview.

It comes after Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, said that he was shown "false bank statements" by Bashir and that these statements were used to help the reporter gain access to the princess.

Prince William, second in line to the throne, said: "The independent investigation is a step in the right direction.

"It should help establish the truth behind the actions that led to the Panorama interview and subsequent decisions taken by those in the BBC at the time."

During the interview, Princess Diana sensationally claimed there was "three" people in the marriage she had with Prince Charles.

She famously said: "Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."

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At the time, the interview sent shockwaves through the monarchy as it shared candid details about her marriage and the Prince of Wales' rumoured relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, his now-wife.

Princess Diana also questioned Charles' ability to be King and, a month later, the Queen urged the separated couple to divorce.

The review is expected to look at whether the steps taken by the BBC and Bashir were appropriate, and to what extent those actions influenced Diana's decision to give an interview.

A statement about Bashir, from the BBC, said: "He is currently recovering from quadruple heart bypass surgery and has significant complications from having contracted Covid-19 earlier in the year."

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