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    Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at a reception in aid of the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal at St James's Palace, London, November 10, 2011.
By Gracie Lee , Christian Post Contributor
December 31, 2011|3:59 pm

It has been reported that Prince William got Kate Middleton a dog as a present this Christmas this year.

Today reporter Stephanie Gosk has claimed, “Speculation is swirling over what William is going to get Kate for Christmas.”

She added: “The general consensus at this point is that the Duchess of Cambridge is getting a puppy. I hope I haven't ruined any surprises.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got each other puppies in 2009, according to The Daily Mail. Kate received a black cocker spaniel called “Otto,” who hit the news when he chewed a pair of pearl earrings Prince William got Kate for her 28th birthday.

At that time Prince William also received a black lab puppy.

Other pets owned by the royal family include the Queen’s 10 corgis, as well as Prince Charles’ recently adopted terrier, Beth.

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This was Kate’s first Christmas as a member of the royal family at Sandringham manor. Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, joined them for the day after Christmas – Boxing Day.