Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new dog further excites fans as cute new video pops up online

The royals have adopted a rescue dog called Mamma Mia

Harry and Meghan
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A new video of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's dog, a beagle called Mamma Mia, has further excited fans. 

The new video, posted to an unofficial Archewell Instagram account, shows video footage of where Mamma Mia was found - at a research and breeding plant in Virginia. 

While the video also shows footage of the cute pup wagging its tail and looking into the camera - and fans can't get over how cute the new royal dog is, leaving heart emojis and comments about the new family member.

It was revealed that Meghan and Harry welcomed a new family member last week - adopting Mamma Mia, a 7-year-old beagle from an animal rescue center in California. 

Meghan is said to have fallen in love with Mia as she soon as she saw her, after the Duke and Duchess paid a private trip to North Hollywood dog rescue center, close to their Santa Barbara mansion, where they met the adorable pup and her eight puppies.

Fans can't get enough of the cute new addition to their family, and also went wild over new pictures on Twitter last weekend - cooing over Mia's cuteness. However, this new video footage, part of a report by Inside Edition, shows Mia wagging her tail excitedly and licking her lips. 

Royals fans left excited comments, with one writing, "I wish Momma Mia happiness and joy with Archie and Lilly." While another said, "As a longtime beagle mom (over 30 years), this makes my heart so happy!!!"

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The presenter in the video, who calls the Sussex's new pup Mamma Mia Markle, also goes on to say that when Meghan saw the video of how badly the beagles were treated she got in touch with the rescue center to see how she could help.

Director of the shelter and animal rights attorney Shannon Keith revealed to the Los Angeles Times, "The Duchess is holding Mia and was like, ‘We’re adopting her. No, we don’t want a Christmas puppy. We want ones we can help who are older.'"

She went on to say, "They made a point to adopt a rescue named Mia, who most would overlook because she is older, has health issues, and is traumatized by her past.

"I was so impressed by their commitment to animal welfare! They have been following up letting us know how well Momma Mia is doing in her new, amazing home!"

Sarah Finley

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