Prince William and Kate Middleton have announced the sad news that their well-loved nine year old family dog Lupo has sadly passed away.
The Duke & Duchess bid farewell to their faithful friend in an Instagram post.
"Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away," the caption read.
"He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much."
Lupo has featured in many iconic photos of William and Kate, including one of the first snaps featuring their son Prince George as a baby.
The pet was given to the royal couple as a wedding present in 2011 and reportedly helped choose their first-born's name when Kate and William scattered paper with various name options on the floor and Lupo stopped at George.