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 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, 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 also features a stone sourced from Botswana.

The dog has fit right in with other members of the family, including Meghan's beagle named Guy, who has been with her since she moved to the U.K. to marry Prince Harry. According to PEOPLE, 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!

Meghan Markle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments

March 9, 2020

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Meghan and Prince Harry attend the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey with all of the royal family. Meghan is wearing a custom Emilia Wickstead dress and carrying a Gabriela Hearst Demi bag; she's also wearing Birks earrings and Aquazzura heels.

March 9, 2020

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commonwealth day service 2020

(Image credit: Karwai Tang)

Meghan and Prince Harry attend the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey with all of the royal family. Meghan is wearing a custom Emilia Wickstead dress and carrying a Gabriela Hearst Demi bag; she's also wearing Birks earrings and Aquazzura heels.

Bianca Rodriguez
Bianca Rodriguez

Bianca Rodriguez is the Commerce Editor/Writer at Hearst Magazines Digital Media, where she covers fashion, beauty, home, and more. She likes long walks through shopping malls, a good book, and thinks a closet without platform sneakers is a travesty.