I think I’m becoming a royalist. The top ladies (the Queen, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge) are all dog owners. And this week the people at Fortnum & Mason knew how to please them.
Each of the royals was gifted with a hamper which included Hearty Treats for Happy Hounds when they visited the retailer based in Piccadilly.
The Royals open their hampers (photo courtesy of Fortnum & Mason website)
“Of course they all have dogs and we do want to think about what our customers like,” said Fortnum’s managing director Beverley Aspinall.
People magazine speculated several weeks ago that Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, had expanded their family to include a puppy. “The dog beside William and Kate’s side is most likely a black cocker spaniel.”
It’s now been confirmed. The Prince and his wife are owners of a male cocker spaniel whose name hasn’t been released. The pup will be company for Kate, who is home alone for the next six weeks as Prince William takes up his military posting in the Falkland Islands.
For my part, it’s nice to see the Royals confirm that they are dog people. (As we know, the Queen has always been partial to the Corgi – read my previous blog posting on this breed).
May Kate, William and their little bundle of joy enjoy a happy life together!