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Amid the angst and anguish of a global pandemic and national lockdown, we forgot our individual woes briefly. We paused in a moment of collective sympathy for a young family from London W8 that had undergone a tragic loss.

Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, announced via Instagram the death of Lupo, their nine-year-old cocker spaniel, and Britain responded by pouring out its shared understanding. Lupo looked a cracking stamp, from

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