Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, was recently spotted cuddling a therapy puppy during a visit to a community hospital in Lancashire, England.
The duchess, who recently celebrated her 40th birthday, looked enamoured as she held the 10-week-old cockapoo (poodle/cocker spaniel mix) named Alfie, which she described as “so sweet”.
But the mom of three, who looked typically chic in a tan monochrome ensemble, later added, “Our dog is going to be upset. She's going to be like, 'Where have you been?’ ”
The Cambridges welcomed a new pup in 2020 shortly before the death of their English cocker spaniel, Lupo, in November that year. They haven’t shared any details of the pooch until now when Kate revealed its sex.
Kate and her husband, Prince William (39), were at Clitheroe Community Hospital in northeast England to learn about the challenges faced by rural health providers in the face of the pandemic and to understand how the UK National Health Service (NHS) federation, NHS Charities Together, is supporting the mental health of frontline workers.
The couple became joint patrons of NHS Charities Together in December 2020.
The latest sighting was the royals’ second public appearance of the week. Earlier they were seen visiting the Foundling Museum in London that showcases the history of the Foundling Hospital, Britain’s first children’s charity and public art gallery.
Again Kate put her best fashion foot forward, wowing in a blue monochrome look that included a navy sweater, belted pants and light blue coat.
Reflecting on their visit to the museum, the Cambridges wrote on Twitter, “It’s lovely to be back at the Foundling Museum and to see how they’re continuing to help transform the lives of young people, but also to hear some of the difficulties that care leavers have faced over the years, including during the pandemic.”
We were able to understand first-hand the impact of spending time in care in the UK and its links with employment, housing, mental health, addiction, and the youth justice system, and some of the work that is being done to tackle these issues. pic.twitter.com/x07MmKp6PD— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) January 19, 2022
Sources: elle.com, hellomagazine.com, Twitter