In honour of International Dog Day, the Prince and Princess of Wales shared a heartwarming Instagram post, which was rather different to their usual messages

Princess Kate and Prince William spark reaction with unexpected Instagram tribute

Social media accounts for Prince William and Princess Catherine are frequently where the Wales family posts serious messages, with posts ranging from condolence messages to captions praising their charitable work.

So it surprised their fans when, on Saturday, the Prince and Princess of Wales posted a jovial tribute to furry friends in honour of International Dog Day, with the song Who Let The Dogs Out? as the background music. through the Baha Men.


Prince William shared the sweet video on Instagram


“Is the hashtag #DogsOnRoyalVisits a thing?! “, the caption for the jovial song read, “accompanied a roundup of all the times Princess Catherine and Prince William have encountered hounds during their royal engagements this year.” Here are just a few of the canines we have met this year while travelling in honour of #InternationalDogDay.

Fans were giddy over the post, which shows William cuddling up to Labradors, Golden Retrievers, and Spaniels in the video.

One person commented, “Absolutely gorgeous video to watch,” while another added, “Ahh love this!! “Yes to more dog content,” and “Please make it a royal tradition!”


Prince William has loved dogs since a young age
Photo: Georges De Keerle


Prince William is a big dog lover and enjoys meeting them during engagements. Last September, shortly after his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away, he made an emotional remark while meeting a dog.

Prince William greeted a dog in the crowd and said poignantly: “Doggies at this time are very important.” This occurred during a walkabout at Windsor Castle where Prince William and Princess Catherine thanked royal supporters for their support during the trying time.


William and Kate with Orla at a polo match
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As avid dog lovers, Princess Catherine and Prince William have a black cocker spaniel named Orla as a family pet. She joined the family in late 2020.

The family had another black spaniel before Orla arrived, named Lupo, who sadly passed away in November 2020.

The Wales family announced the loss of their beloved dog, Lupo, on Instagram at the time.  “He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much.”


Princess Kate with Lupo
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James Middleton, the brother of Princess Catherine and an avid dog lover, is the source of both Lupo and Orla.

Many members of the royal family enjoy dogs, and Queen Camilla even honoured her terriers on her gown for the Coronation by having the names Bluebell and Beth embroidered on the skirt.


Queen Camilla seen out walking her Jack Russell Terrier dog near Sandringham
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The Queen said on BBC Radio 5 Live about her love of dogs: “The nice thing about dogs is that you can sit them down, you could have a nice long conversation, you could be cross, you could be sad and they just sit looking at you wagging their tail.”

In the upcoming years, we hope to see many more royal dog tributes!

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