Here Are the New Royal Rescues at Buckingham Palace

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
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The late  Queen of England was famed for her love of dogs, most namely corgis and their mixes – after her passion, her four remaining dogs were adopted by family members to live out their days with those close to them, even if it wasn’t at Buckingham Palace anymore But, now, as new king and queen are about to make a home in the royal palace, the halls are about to welcome a new pair of rescue dogs.

King Charles III and his wife Camilla have two dogs, Beth and Bluebell, who they adopted over a decade ago. In 2011, Camilla adopted Beth, who was then a 12-week-old pup, and Bluebell joined the family a year after that. Both Bluebell and Beth are  Jack Russell Terriers, and both hail from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London, one of the UK's oldest and best-known animal rescue centers, which was first established in the 19th century. While both of the dogs were abandoned and found by a rescue, Bluebell was in a far worse shape: she was found wandering about in the woods, all of her hair had fallen off, she was covered in sores, and, in the words of Camilla, virtually dead. Luckily, Bluebell made a full recovery, and when Camilla decided that Beth would do well with a companion, she became a part of the royal family, too.

While these pooches are currently residing with their parents in their London home, Clarence House, as soon as the renovations of Buckingham Palace are done, their tiny paws will be roaming all around the royal palace, in the pawprints of many dogs that came before them. They might not be allowed onto the bed, as Camilla claims, but they’ll surely have free roam of the castle, which is not something many rescue pooches can boast!

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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