Kate Middleton’s Puppy Lupo Gets Gifts from Schoolchildren During Visit

Duchess Kate Middleton visited two schools in Oxford yesterday and the schoolchildren had a few presents for her new dog Lupo. Middleton received dog treats and a new stuffed animals as she toured the schools and made art with the children.

When she received the stuffed animal she said:

“I will call it after my dog Lupo!”

So why did Middleton choose to name her puppy Lupo? A friend of Middleton said that the puppy’s name (Lupo means wolf in Italian) was chosen simply because Kate and William liked it. The source said: “They picked it because they liked it. No other reason.”

US Magazine reports that Middleton visited the Rose Hill Primary School and the Oxford Spire Academy School in her official role as patron to the Art Room Charity. The Duchess joined the kids during art class. Art Room manager Lisa Hancock told the magazine:

“She had all the right language and was very calm and gentle with the children… She is a young, independent, intelligent woman who really wants to make a difference. I have nothing but respect and admiration for her.”

The children were also very happy to get a visit from the Duchess. An 11-year-old student at Oxford Spires said:

“She asked me how old I was and which house I was in. She is a very nice woman. Seeing her here is like a dream come true.”

Do you like the name Lupo for Kate Middleton’s puppy?