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William And Kate's Dog Named Lupo

First Posted: 02/21/2012 8:35 am Updated: 02/21/2012 3:14 pm

LONDON (AP) — British royal officials say Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have named their black cocker spaniel puppy Lupo.

The palace says William and the former Kate Middleton both like the name, derived from the Latin word for wolf.

The royals got the puppy several months ago and he is keeping the duchess company while William is on military assignment as a Royal Air Force search and rescue helicopter pilot in the Falkland Islands.

Press officers had initially refused to provide the dog's name, citing the royal couple's privacy, but the information emerged Tuesday while the duchess met children in Oxford, southern England.

She visited schools that use art therapy to help children with behavioral problems.

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  • Prince William (L) and Catherine (2nd-L), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Crown Princess Mary (R) and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark pose before their visit to UNICEF's Global Supply Centre in Copenhagen on November 2, 2011. (Getty)

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark visit the UNICEF Global Supply Centre on November 2, 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The visit is to help maintain the spotlight on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in East Africa, which has left hundreds of thousands of children severely malnourished and at risk of starving to death unless they receive urgent help. The huge supply centre sources supplies packs and distributes the food, water, vaccines and emergency medical kits for children around the globe. (Getty)

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark visit the UNICEF Global Supply Centre on November 2, 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Getty)

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark visit the UNICEF Global Supply Centre on November 2, 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Getty)

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the UNICEF Global Supply Centre on November 2, 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Getty Images)

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the UNICEF Global Supply Centre on November 2, 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Getty)

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark visit the UNICEF Global Supply Centre on November 2, 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Getty)

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the UNICEF Global Supply Centre on November 2, 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Getty)

  • Prince William (L) and Catherine (R), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Crown Princess Mary (2nd-R) and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark arrive for a visit at UNICEF's global Supply Centre in Copenhagen on November 2, 2011. (Getty)

  • Prince William (L) and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark arrive for a visit to UNICEF's Global Supply Centre in Copenhagen on November 2, 2011. (Getty)

  • Prince William (2nd-R) and Catherine (R), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Crown Princess Mary (2nd-L) and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark pack life saving emergency supplies during their visit at UNICEF's Global Supply Centre in Copenhagen on November 2, 2011. (Getty)

  • Prince William (L) and his wife Catherine (R), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, pack life saving emergency supplies during their visit at the UNICEF's global Supply Centre in Copenhagen on November 2, 2011. (Getty)

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge taste a high energy paste used to treat severe malnutrition during a visit to the UNICEF Emergency Supply Centre on November 2, 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visited the centre to view efforts to distribute emergency food and medical supplies to eastern Africa where severe food shortages are affecting more than 13 million people. (Getty)

  • Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, leaves after their visit at the UNICEF's global Supply Centre in Copenhagen on November 2, 2011. (Getty)


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