Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome a new four-legged member to the royal family

This is all that a girl could ever ask for from her marriage: a perfect husband, a royal family, and a little dog.

                            Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome a new four-legged member to the royal family
Meghan Markle (Source:Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed a new member to their home in Nottingham Cottage, at Kensington Palace, and no it is not a baby but an adorable four-legged creature. Reportedly, the canine has already arrived at the palace and will be dividing its time, just like the Duke and Duchess, between the palace and their country home in the Cotswolds. 

While the name and color of the dog are not yet known, the addition of the new member to their household will be a big relief for Meghan Markle who left her precious labrador-German shepherd mix back in Toronto when she got married to Harry. The dog, named Bogart, was too old to make the journey from Canada to England and is reportedly being looked after by friends.

Other than Bogart, Meghan had rescued a beagle named Guy who was flown over to visit Meghan last November. Guy has gelled perfectly with the royals, with his very own Union flag coat and supply of organic food. 

Guy is also seen taking frequent walks with its royal owners. Markle would often post pictures with her two dogs terming them as "my lovers" on Instagram before she got married to Harry. The Duchess has always been a devoted animal lover, a lot like her stepmother-in-law, the Duchess of Cornwall, who is the royal patron of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Markle had rescued her two dogs, Guy and Bogart, from a rescue center in Los Angeles when she was still married to her ex-husband film producer, Trevor Engelson. Although Trevor let her take the dogs with her to Canada when she bagged the role of Rachel Zane in 'Suits' she kept the dogs with her even after the divorce. 

Probably having at least a dog of their own is a big relief to both Harry and Markle. Even when the couple have a child of their own, the complete custody of the child including its education, how they are to be raised, and the decision of their marriage lies in the hands of the Queen. The law was passed almost 300 years ago during the reign of King George I. According to constitutional expert Michael L. Nash, "Queen has the last word in the custody upbringing, education and even the right of abode of the princes, even during the lifetime of their father, Prince Charles. As for their mother, the Princess of Wales, her say is a matter of discretion and negotiation."