Some people think that the dog that Meghan left in the United States was too old to make the trip across the pond.
A representative from The Kensington Palace said, “it takes a toll on an animal to travel so far across Atlantic combined with the hard, long process of getting approval … it’s in the best interest of the animal’s well being to stay.”
The UK has strict rules about bringing in animals.
If you want to bring your pet into the UK and it hasn’t passed certain tests or gone through a strict vaccination regimen, it may have to be quarantined for up to four months.
The Kensington Palace representative said that the one dog will be permanently in the United States without its best friend.
They said, “[he] is going to permanently reside in North America with friends of hers…This is a permanent decision that Meghan made on her own — not an easy one at that.”
Meghan herself did not specify which dog would stay and which one would come with her, but Hello! magazine correspondent Emily Nash said that Guy followed Meghan to the UK and Bogart is staying with friends in the states.
People are heartbroken about this detail of the royal engagement.
Twitter user @SaveOurLions1 said, “Huge congratulations on the upcoming wedding of Harry & Meghan. Why is Bogart the dog being left behind? I find that incredibly saddening. Much loved dogs, why take one and not the other?”
Another person, @jessEscape wrote, “Meghan is marring the 5th in line for the throne. SHE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO HAVE BOTH HER DOGS!”
Other people's emotional responses went to greater extremes.
“Meghan Markle SPLIT HER TWO DOGS UP, SHE IS A MONSTER,” wrote senior UK news reporter Ashitha Nagesh.
We’re torn up over that fact that these two cuties are now separated, but at least Bogart is still at a happy home with some of Meghan’s friends. We hope she’ll have time to go back and visit every once in a while.
Apparently, Meghan has a way with dogs that aren’t her own as well. Harry said that the Queen’s corgis are taken with his new fiance. He said, “For the last 33 years I’ve been barked at, this one walks in and absolutely nothing. Just wagging tails.”