When it came to naming their brand new puppy, royal newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton decided to go a traditional, sophisticated route.
Standard operating procedure for a Duke and Duchess.
Kate Middleton let their closely guarded secret slip when talking to a group of school children at Rose Hill Primary School Tuesday: Its name is Lupo!
The cocker spaniel's moniker means 'wolf' in Italian.
Why the name Lupo? "There is no significance in it apart from they liked the name," a royal aide told the U.K. Daily Mail shortly after Kate spilled the beans.
Adopting the puppy in January, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first met the canine over the Christmas holiday with her parents in Bucklebury, England.
"He belongs to a litter of spaniels from one of Carole Middleton's friends near home," a Palace aide said earlier this month when confirming Lupo's origin.
Late last year, Kate and William reportedly took the small canine companion home for a brief fostering period before making the adoption official.
"William and Catherine fell in love with the pup instantly and it wasn't long before they decided to keep him, officially, in their family," the source says.