Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly named their new black labrador Oz

It is still unclear as to what exactly is the significance of their dog's name, even though the royal couple is due to visit Australia in October.


                            Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly named their new black labrador Oz

If reports are to be believed, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have named their new pet labrador Oz. However, royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith believes that the royal couple has chosen quite an unusual name for their adopted pet reports the Daily Mail. It is still unclear as to what exactly is the significance of their dog's name, even though the royal couple is due to visit Australia in October, which coincides with the opening of the Invictus Games in Sydney this year. As per reports, the Duchess of Sussex already has a rescue dog named Guy, who was previously flown over from Toronto to London in November last year after her engagement.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a gala performance of 'Hamilton' in support of Sentebale at Victoria Palace Theatre on August 29, 2018 in London, England.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a gala performance of 'Hamilton' in support of Sentebale at Victoria Palace Theatre on August 29, 2018 in London, England.

Both Guy and Oz are currently living with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, and reports say that the two dogs will accompany their masters when they stay at their Cotswolds home. A source previously told the publication, "The dog is already happily ensconced at their cottage. Like the Sussexes, the dog will divide its time between the palace and their country home in the Cotswolds."

 However, another of Meghan's adopted dogs, Bogart, was too old to make the long and tedious journey from Canada to London, so he is currently being looked after by friends of the Duchess living there. In an interview, she previously revealed: "One [dog] is now staying with very close friends and my other, little Guy, he’s in the UK, he’s been here for a while."



 

Meghan has always been a dog-lover and has described the pooches as "my boys" in the past, gushing how they "mean the absolute world" to her. The former actress used to repeatedly feature her dogs on her Instagram page, and in a few pictures, the dogs were even snuggled up in bed with her.

Both Meghan and Harry are going to have to leave their dogs at home when they embark on a tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tongo in October, where the royal couple will be joined by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and her husband Prince Frederik at the Invictus Games in Sydney.

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.