Meghan and Harry are making a landmark tour of Sussex, the county of which the Royal couple are named after in their official titles.
During an official visit to a Sussex based youth centre, Harry, 34, told well-wishers: âMy name is Harry, I have two dogs, and my lovely American wife.”
Later in the day, the couple revealed they have two dogs, after he and Meghan were presented with a print drawing of Meghanâs beloved beagle.
Prince Harry said: âNo one’s even seen our [new] dog.â
But Meghan jokingly added: âI know, and they keep getting her name wrong.â
The comments follow reports last month claiming the couple had adopted new canine, a black Labrador called Oz, who joined the family and Meghanâs beagle Guy, who was flown over from Toronto.
While visiting the Survivors Network, a Brighton based centre for victims of rape and sexual assault, they were presented with a print depicting the Duchessâ beloved Guy.
A member of staff at the centre said: âWhile you’re here, we had a local artist who did an intersectional feminist print of your dog.
The picture was captioned with the words: âWhoâs a good boy?â
The reply said: âA boy who makes every effort to dismantle the patriarchy whiles keeping in mind intersections with other forms of oppression.â
After they were presented with the print, Harry said: âMaybe that’s Guy!â
And after receiving a patronâs pin badge from the charity, Meghan said: âWow, this is really special, thank you.â
Meghan sadly left one of her dogs, Bogart, in Toronto due to being too old to fly.
In September a source told the Daily Mail that a new pooch had been settling into Royal life.
The source told the newspaper: âThe dog is already happily ensconced at their cottage.
âLike the Sussexes, the dog will divide its time between the palace and their country home in the Cotswolds.â
It had been suggested in August that the dog went by the unusual name of Oz â but this claim has since been rejected by Meghan herself.
Meghan and Harry decided to choose a black Labrador, apparently because black pets often do not get adopted at shelters, according to one top dog trainer.
Eryn Martyn-Godfrey of Believe In Magic Dog Training & Behaviour school in London, said black dogs often get left behind at shelters, and do not get adopted as readily as pets with lighter coloured fur coats.
She told Express.co.uk: “Black dogs often don’t get adopted or rescued, and in shelters they’re often the last to be picked because of their coat colour.
“Black cats and dogs often get that taboo, and according to statistics in the UK and US this is an ongoing problem seen at adoption centres.”