Prince Harry proposed to actress Meghan Markle this week! No one was surprised when she said yes to the proposal, but people were positively teary-eyed about the whole situation. It is not every day that an African American actress is marrying into the royal family.
But there's a layer to the story that is making people emotional for another reason. Meghan had to give up one of the most beloved parts of her life to make the engagement work.
Meghan has two dogs, which she adopted from a rescue center.
She said that Ellen actually convinced her to take one of her dogs home. She was in a shelter visiting Bogart (soon to be her first dog) when Ellen and Portia walked in. She didn’t know Ellen at the time. Ellen asked if Bogart was Meghan’s dog, and Meghan said no but that she was trying to decide whether or not to adopt him. Ellen said, “Rescue the dog!” so Meghan did. “It’s sort of like if Oprah tells you to do something,” Meghan admitted.
Did you hear that, Ellen? You and Oprah are on the same wisdom tier according to Meghan Markle.
After Meghan adopted Bogart, she decided that he needed a friend.
One of Meghan’s friends found another little pup in Kentucky and brought it to her in Ontario. The shelter called him, “the little guy” in his paperwork, so she ended up naming him Guy. She said that she thought he was used to people calling him that already, so she just went with it.
The two pups are close friends.
Guy is a beagle and Meghan thinks that Bogart could be a lab-shepherd mix. She told Best Health that the dogs are “thick as thieves”. Take a look at her Instagram and you’ll see a swatch of photos of Markle snuggling with her rescue pups and spending time with them between acting gigs.
However, it looks like Meghan will have to separate the dogs because of her recent engagement.
In an interview for BBC News, Meghan let the unfortunate news slip. She said, “I have two dogs that I’ve had for quite a long time — both my rescue pups — and one is now staying with very close friends and my other little guy is, yes, he’s in the U.K. He’s been here for awhile.”
She said that the dog that followed her to the UK is doing just fine.
But what about the one that is stuck in the United States?
And why did she leave one of her beloved pups behind? A royal correspondent shed light on the split.