James Middleton’s moving tribute to the late Queen – EXCLUSIVE







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As a proud dog dad, James Middleton treats all of his beloved pets like royalty, but when his golden retriever Mabel gave birth over the summer, he knew his new pup needed a particularly royal title.

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“In light of recent events, I wanted a name that was a moving tribute to the late queen“, James, the younger brother of the Princess of Walesrecount HELLO! in our exclusive interview.

He chose Bertie – the name by which the Queen’s father, George VI, was known among family and friends – in the hope that he will be of great use to the young pup as he embarks on an exciting adventure : become a guide dog.

James Middleton gave his latest pup a royal title

James chose to give Bertie to Guide Dogs so he could eventually become a loyal companion to someone with sight loss, and the 35-year-old recently visited the charity’s National Center near Leamington Spa, where he proudly handed over the puppy.

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“It was incredible that the Queen dedicated her life to service, and in many ways Bertie the dog will also devote his life to service,” says the entrepreneur, who married French financial analyst Alizée Thevenet last September. .

He is going to be a guide dog

“I was extremely moved by the events of Monday [19 September]which always surprises me,” he adds.

“It’s amazing to see how many people’s lives Her Majesty has touched, not just in our country, but across the Commonwealth and around the world. My eyes have been opened even more to this.”

Photographer: James Robinson.

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To support Bertie’s journey, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/bertietheguidedog.

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