Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Dog's Name Has Finally Been Revealed

She's named after a special time in their relationship.

Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle adopted a black Labrador rescue dog back in August 2018, I've been itching to know the pup's name. We basically found out nothing about her, only discovering the dog's gender when the couple let it slip at an event in October 2018 (opens in new tab) that the dog was a "she" (Meghan revealed a funny detail that people keep "getting her name wrong"). But now, everything is coming full circle—the name of the furry friend has finally been revealed!

In their new book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family (opens in new tab), out August 11authors and royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand reveal the pup's name is Pula. The best part? It has a special meaning that goes back to the beginning of the couple's relationship.

Pula is the official currency of Botswana, and in Setswana, Pula means "rain." Since rain is rare in the country, it's considered valuable and a blessing when it happens. The southern African country means a lot to the couple: It's where Harry took Meghan for her 36th birthday, and it's where the couple are thought to have fallen deeply in love. Meghan's engagement ring (opens in new tab) also features a stone sourced from Botswana.

The dog has fit right in with other members of the family, including Meghan's beagle  (opens in new tab)named Guy, who has been with her since she moved to the U.K. (opens in new tab) to marry Prince Harry. According to PEOPLE (opens in new tab), Archie "is best friends with his dogs" and "they make him laugh and are gentle with him." Here's hoping we see photos of the furry friend soon!

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Bianca Rodriguez

Bianca Rodriguez is the Fashion & Luxury Commerce Manager at Hearst Magazines, covering fashion, beauty, and more for Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Town & Country. She likes lounging about with a good book and thinks a closet without platform sneakers is a travesty.