Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Black Lab’s Name Is Finally Revealed — and It Has Special Meaning

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Black Lab’s Name Is Finally Revealed — and It Has Special Meaning

Products in this story are independently selected and featured editorially. If you make a purchase using these links we may earn commission. The dog's name is inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first trip together to Africa Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Black Lab’s Name Is Finally Revealed — and It Has Special Meaning The name of an important member of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s family has finally been revealed! In the summer of 2018, shortly after they wed, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a black Labrador rescue into their home. Until now, the name of the pooch has been a mystery. The couple even joked themselves that “people keep getting her name wrong.” In the best-selling new book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by veteran royal journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the authors reveal that the high-energy pup's name is Pula. The name comes with a special meaning. Pula is the official currency of Botswana, the country in Africa where Harry took Meghan when they first started dating. Pula means “rain” in Setswana — and since rain is very scarce in Botswana, it’s considered valuable and a blessing. The surprise trip to Botswana for Meghan’s 36th birthday offered the new couple a chance to really get to know one another out of the spotlight. Within three months, they were exchanging “I love you's.” The couple returned to Botswana in 2017 to assist Dr ...
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