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As even the most casual royal watchers know, pets are a big part of the royal family's life. The most visible representations, of course, have been the queen's beloved corgis, who she has been breeding for decade (although, sadly, she no longer is). Among the younger generation of royals, though, there are plenty of pets, and they seem to be favoring dogs in that eternal battle: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a Cocker Spaniel named Lupo, and while Meghan Markle had to leave her elderly dog Bogart in Canada, since he was too old to comfortably make the move with her, she and her new husband Prince Harry adopted a black lab puppy. With all the dogs in the royal family, are cats getting left out?
Among the current members of the royal family, only one (who we know of) has a cat for a pet: Princess Michael of Kent, the wife of Queen Elizabeth II's first cousin Prince Michael of Kent. In her official 70th birthday portrait, the princess posed with one of her cats. Reportedly, the princess (who was born Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz, the daughter of a Nazi German baron, and took her husband's name and title upon marriage) has several Siamese and Burmese cats, as well as a handful of other pets.
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Although Princess Michael is the only current public-facing royal to own a cat, there's definitely some historical precedent for cats roaming through the halls of the palace. A white cat named Snowdrop was...
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