There's no doubt Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want to give their baby son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, as full a life as possible. And because he doesn't have any siblings (of course he doesn't, he's nine weeks old and he's their first born) word on the street is that Meghan wants to get a new dog to keep him company as he grows up.
A new report from the Sun suggests Meghan and Harry are considering increasing their family of five (two adults, one baby, two dogs) to six by adding a third fur baby to their Sussex posse.
Before moving to the UK permanently, Meghan had two rescue dogs: a beagle named Guy, and a labrador/shepherd mix named Bogart. Sadly, Bogart was deemed to old to make the transatlantic move with Meghan, and had to stay back in Canada where the Duchess lived prior to becoming royalty.
Guy, on the other hand, has risen up the royal ranks with his human mother, and was even spotted riding in a car with the Queen shortly before the royal wedding last year.
On a day filled with grim news, this photo of Meghan Markle’s rescue dog riding to Windsor Castle with the Queen made me smile. #AdoptDontShop pic.twitter.com/v0WNrgQ4uF— Shiva Balaghi (@SBalaghi) May 18, 2018
Then, in October last year, it was reported that Meghan and Harry had expanded their canine brood further, welcoming a new rescue puppy into the fold. Initial reports suggested they got a Labrador named Oz, but on a trip to Sussex, Meghan revealed that information was incorrect.
At one of their stops on the day trip, Meghan was gifted with a drawing of her beagle, Guy. But when a representative of the charity handed over the drawing, saying it was of "your dog", Prince Harry responded: "No-one's even seen our dog!"
Meghan then replied: "I know, and they keep getting her name wrong!"
The speculation the Sussexes want a third dog comes from an apparent inside source, who said: "Meghan really wants a dog with whom Archie can associate his childhood"
The couple would reportedly prefer another rescue dog because "rescue dogs are a huge passion for her so the pull to adopt rather than buy a puppy is far stronger... She hopes they strike up an incredible bond and Archie can make plenty of memories."
Meghan is, of course, patron of animal welfare charity Mayhew, so she'll certainly know where to go if she does want to get baby Archie a new pet friend.