Beth and Bluebell are Jack Russell terriers Camilla adopted the dogs from the Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home in London in February 2017, becoming part of the family ever since.
In a past interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Camilla spoke of her love of dogs: “The nice thing about dogs is you can sit them down, you could have a nice long conversation, you could be cross, you could be sad, and they just sit looking at you, wagging their tail.”
The royal also spoke of meeting Beth and Bluebell at Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home: “Along I went to Battersea, and Beth appeared, and she had just been moved from pillar to post and dumped,” she explained.
“We thought it would be nice for her to have a friend. They found [Bluebell] two or three weeks later, wandering about in woods, no hair on her, covered in sores, virtually dead. And they nursed her back to life and her hair grew again. She’s very sweet, but a tiny bit neurotic, shall we say.”
The Queen Consort added that the dogs adore children and are allowed “nearly everywhere”, except on the bed.
For now, Bluebell and Beth will have to spend their time with Charles and Camilla at their home of Clarence House in London. They won’t be able to run around Buckingham Palace just yet as the building is currently undergoing renovation works.