August 23rd, 2011
03:16 PM ET
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have expanded their family with a Jack Russell Terrier rescue puppy, reports People.
The Jack Russell, named Beth, was dropped at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London when she was just 12 weeks old, according to Clarence House. She is one of over a hundred stray dogs that came to the U.K. shelter in July.
Last fall, Camilla opened the shelter’s new cattery, and mentioned to staff that she’d love another Jack Russell since her beloved Freddy had died. (Freddy was such a part of the family that Camilla’s son Tom named his own child after the dog!)
When a Jack Russell was left at the shelter, the staff emailed photos to the Duchess.
"I just couldn't resist her, she is gorgeous," Camilla told Britain’s Daily Mail of seeing the pup's pictures. "It is so exciting. I can't wait for her to meet the family."
"Beth is a charming, confident little puppy and we know she will be very happy in her new home," Battersea's chief executive Claire Horton said in a statement on the rescue's website.
Like Mariah Carey, Charles and Camilla are fans of the Jack Russell terrier breed, and Beth joins the Duchess’ two other Jack Russells, Tosca and Rosie.
Beth, Tosca and Rosie will reportedly spend the rest of the summer with the royal couple at Birkhall, their home on the Queen’s Balmoral estate in the Highlands. Lucky pup!
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