One of the most heartwarming details from the Royal Wedding festivities was the sight of what people are assuming is Meghan Markle’s pet beagle – called Guy – accompanying The Queen as she was driven to Windsor ahead of the wedding.
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It was at an adoption event just outside Toronto (where Meghan lived when she filmed Suits) that Guy and Meghan first met. She was looking for a friend for her existing dog, Bogart (a Labrador-Shepherd mix) and apparently it was love at first sight for the two dogs.
Meghan has previously referred to her dogs as ‘my boys’ and ‘my loves’, on her now defunct Instagram account, saying that they “mean the absolute world” to her. Her love of dogs is shared by The Queen, of course. Meeting her majesty for the first time, Meghan bonded with the royal corgis. Speaking to the BBC, Prince Harry said: ‘For 33 years, I’ve been barked at, and [Meghan] walks in, and absolutely nothing, just wagging tails.’
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Last year, Guy joined Meghan when she relocated from Toronto to London to live in Kensington Palace. Sadly, Bogart was too old to manage the long transatlantic flight so remains in Canada with friends of Meghan.
Shortly after the royal engagement was announced in November 2017, Guy suffered an accident and reportedly broke two of his leg. He was treated by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, a world-class orthopaedic-neuro veterinary surgeon, and recovered at a specialist centre in Surrey.
Following the honour of riding with the monarch before the wedding, Guy is said to have delighted guests at the couple’s glamorous evening reception at Frogmore House, where he was spotted eating up the spilled canapes.
From an unloved stray in Kentucky, to mingling with Hollywood stars and aristocracy, it’s been quite the fairy tale for this little beagle.