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Lake District Spaniels meet Royal couple – and have a few surprises for them

Kate Middleton and Prince William meet Lake District Spaniels dog-happy
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During their visit to the county of Cumbria, in the north-west of England, Kate Middleton and Prince William met A LOT of furry friends – but a few of them in particular caught their special attention.

By Justine Seraphin , 12 Jun 2019

This visit was a chance for the Royal couple to get an up-close and personal look at rural England. The area is particularly dear to the Duchess, since she spent many a summer there as a child.

Animal-loving couple

While the couple didn’t hesitate to get down and dirty – helping to shave sheep and build a brick wall in the little village– they were particularly fond of all the animals they got to meet on their day out.

In fact, the couple were particularly fond of a group of three Springer Spaniels. They were seen stopping and bending down to give the pups lots of fuss. A small show of affection which the dogs, of course, received with wagging tails and happy faces.

Famous pooches meet Royalty

The dogs are actually quite a famous group on social media, with no less than 84K followers on Facebook. They are ambassadors to the Keswick Lake District, but also help bring attention and donations to mental health charities supported by their owner, Kerry Irving.

The dogs are named Max, Paddy, and funnily enough, Prince Harry, something which made the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chuckle. Though we’re not sure what Meghan and Harry think of this.

Whatever the case may be, this was a heart-warming scene to be sure!


If a picture says a thousand words, this one surely speaks millions. Courtesy and copyright of the Daily Mail #MaxandPaddywithHarry2 PDSA - Saving Pets, Changing Lives

Posted by Max Out in the Lake District on Wednesday, June 12, 2019