Touching moment with grieving Prince Harry comforted by dog: ‘Beautiful moment’

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A dog owner revealed her labrador was comforting Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle as he greeted them outside Windsor Castle after Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were photographed on Saturday speaking with benefactors, a day after Harry returned from Scotland when his 96-year-old grandmother died there on Thursday.

On TwitterSarah Gracie shared multiple photos of her puppy, Louis, outside Windsor Castle to pay “his respect” to the Queen.

The footage showed Harry and Meghan standing in front of a metal gate while petting Louis, who turned his face to the royal family.

“When our little pup Louis met Meghan and Harry as we paid our respects to the Queen,” Gracie wrote in the caption, along with photos of Louis and the couple.

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Gracie went on to share more details about Louis’s interaction with the benefactors and the Duke and Duchess, adding: “We witnessed a very beautiful moment at such a difficult time for them. Louis had the best day and is happiest when he is being cuddled, petted and surrounded by people.”

Commenting on her tweets, multiple Twitter users praised the pair and acknowledged how sweet it was to see the dog interact with them.

“Look at that puppy… eyes closed under Harry’s touch… full confidence. Know and recognize dogs well [people]’ someone wrote.

‘I’ve always said that you can tell in a person by the way he treats animals. Both Meghan and Harry have shown their love for them on numerous occasions,” added another. “People can make all the negative comments they want, but I will defend them every time.”

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A third person added: “Aww. Lucky Louis got some Sussex love. I’m sure this was pure joy for Harry and Meghan at this grieving time. They love animals.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are proud dog owners themselves, as they adopted a seven-year-old beagle named Mama Mia in August. During an interview withThe Los Angeles Timesanimal rights attorney Shannon Keith said Meghan contacted her about wanting an older dog before finally deciding to adopt Mia, who was rescued from an overcrowded research facility in Virginia.

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As well as meeting mourners and viewing floral arrangements for the Queen outside of Windsor over the weekend, the couple were also reunited with the now Prince and Princess of Wales.

Prince William, Princess Kate, Harry and Meghan were all dressed in black as they walked past the castle gates, the first time they’ve all been seen together in public since the Queen’s jubilee celebrations in June.

Speak with TBEN Speaking of the brothers’ recent reunion, Pauline MacLaran, royal author and lecturer at the University of London, called it “a symbolic gesture to show respect for both their late grandmother and their father, the new king”.

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