Prince Harry was seemingly comforted by an adorable pooch on Saturday as he appeared alongside his wife, Meghan and Prince William and Kate Middleton, to look at tributes left for his grandmother the Queen at Windsor Castle. The heartwarming moment was captured on camera as the Duke of Sussex knelt down to stroke the golden Labrador named Louis while the couple spoke to members of the public waiting to pay tribute.
Prince Harry and Meghan made the surprise appearance on Saturday as Prince William and Kate stepped out alongside the pair despite ongoing reports of a rift between the two couples.
As Meghan gushed over a baby in the background, Harry was seen putting his hands under the sweet dog’s head as the pup looked relaxed lying down.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made an appearance and greeted onlookers who went to pay their respects to Her Majesty over the weekend.
Harry, Meghan, William, and Kate were seen admiring tributes left for the late monarch, before walking down the mile-long strip of people to meet and thank members of the public.
It was the first time the couples were seen in public together since Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021 – which Meghan failed to attend.
The owner of the four-legged friend Sarah-Gracie shared several photos of her pet meeting the Prince on Twitter.
She captioned the snaps: “When our little pup Louis met Meghan and Harry as we paid our respects to The Queen.”
Meghan also leant down to stroke Louis, as each royal shared a cuddle and pet with the pooch.
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Sarah-Gracie was overwhelmed with the response to her pooch meeting the royals and thanked everyone for their lovely messages.
“Thank you everyone for your lovely comments about our precious Louis. We witnessed a really beautiful moment at such a difficult time for them,” she tweeted.
She added: “Louis had the best day and is at his happiest when he is being cuddled, petted and surrounded by people.”
The Sussexes are big animal lovers, and last month adopted their own pooch: a seven year old rescue dog called Momma Mia.