'The Duchess and Guy': Meghan Markle's rescue dog stars in new children's book

Elizabeth Di Filippo
Meghan Markle and her dog, Guy. Image via Instagram/Getty Images.
Meghan Markle and her dog, Guy. Image via Instagram/Getty Images.

Meghan Markle’s rescue pup’s life is charmed.

Before her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry, Markle’s beagle, Guy, made headlines for his rags to riches story. From being left at a Kentucky kill shelter to taking car rides with Queen Elizabeth II, the floppy-eared pup has had quite the Cinderella story.

The beagle’s second lease on life is being shared in a new children’s book titled The Duchess and Guy: A Rescue-to-Royalty Puppy Love Story.

Written by Nancy Furstinger and illustrated by Julia Bereciartu, the story chronicles Guy and the Duchess of Sussex’s journey that began just outside of Toronto and continues across the pond in London.

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Donations have been made by both Furstinger and the book’s publisher to Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Kentucky to help save dogs like Guy.

According to reports, Markle adopted Guy in 2015 from A Dog’s Dream Rescue in Oakville, Ont. after spotting the pup on Petfinder.

Known for their gentle nature, the former actress was taken by Guy’s photo and returned a completed adoption form just 10 minutes after speaking to the organization’s founder, Dolores Doherty.

“Guy was living in a shelter after being found lost in a Kentucky forest, and now he’s living in a palace,” Doherty said. “It’s a fairytale, a real rags to riches story.”

Image via Instagram.
Image via Instagram.

Now living in the lap of luxury, Markle’s makeup artist Daniel Martin revealed the friendly pooch was with the Duchess on her wedding day, and that the bride took time to play with him.

This is the second book to be written about the royal canine. In 2018, His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle: The Rebarkable True Story of Meghan Markle’s Rescue Dog was released to great acclaim.

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