Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge And Prince William’s Dog Lupo Taking A Break From Royal Household?

It seems like Kate Middleton’s brother, James, is currently on dog-sitting duty, with him being snapped leaving the HQ of his baking company in South Kensington with the Duchess’ pet Lupo recently.

James was spotted taking the dog for a walk, in photos obtained by the Express, following claims that the Queen left the royal couple’s beloved pet off the guest list at Sandringham on Christmas Day.

James Middleton is said to be looking after Lupo (WENN)

Kate received Lupo as an early Christmas present from her parents back in 2011, but reports have since claimed that the dog had to leave the royal household after Prince George was born in July 2013.

And the Queen didn’t include the beloved dog in the family holiday traditions this year, if reports are anything to go by.

“The Queen made it clear that Lupo was not on the guest list,” a courtier reportedly told The Telegraph. “The Duchess is especially fond of the puppy and was sad that he could not accompany them. He had to sit it out at her parents’ home in Berkshire.”

Kate and Wills with their much-loved dog (Splash News)

Kate and Wills are known to be extremely fond of their pup, bringing him along to social events and are often seen walking him in the grounds of Kensington Palace.

He even was included in the first official portrait of the couple with Prince George.

Lupo is included in the first family official portrait (Press Association)