Meet Beth and Bluebell: The new dogs of Buckingham Palace

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Photo credit: Clarence House/Instagram
Photo credit: Clarence House/Instagram

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, are the proud owners of two adorable Jack Russell Terrier rescue dogs: Beth and Bluebell. As the new monarch prepares to move into Buckingham Palace, reports confirm that the pups will also call the royal residence home.

The Queen Consort adopted Beth and Bluebell from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in February 2017, giving them a loving new family. Before being rescued by the charity, Beth was found tied to a post, meanwhile Bluebell was discovered wandering around in the woods with no fur.

In a past interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Camilla said: "Along I went to Battersea, and Beth appeared, and she had just been moved from pillar to post and dumped. We thought it would be nice for her to have a friend. They found [Bluebell] two or three weeks later, wandering about in woods, no hair on her, covered in sores, virtually dead. And they nursed her back to life and her hair grew again. She's very sweet, but a tiny bit neurotic, shall we say.

"The nice thing about dogs is you can sit them down, you could have a nice long conversation, you could be cross, you could be sad, and they just sit looking at you, wagging their tail."

Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing a 10-year renovation project in order to keep the building fit for the future. Charles and Camilla will continue to live at Clarence House in London, along with their dogs, until the Palace is fit for purpose. With 775 rooms and sprawling gardens, we imagine Beth and Bluebell will have no problem settling into the Palace when the time comes.

Before welcoming the Jack Russell Terriers into their home, King Charles owned a Jack Russell named Tiger. He died in 2022 and is buried at his country estate, Highgrove House. Much like his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, the King is also a big fan of four-legged friends.

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