By REBECCA ENGLISH
Distracted: A crisp packet caught Lupo's attention as the Duchess of Cambridge walked him in Kensington Park Gardens
As a blue-blooded royal pup, his behaviour must be nothing less than exemplary.
So the Duchess of Cambridge is taking no chances with her beloved five-month-old cocker spaniel, Lupo, and has started intensive ‘whistle training’.
Royal sources say she has been seen in the gardens of Kensington Palace, where she and Prince William have their London base, Nottingham Cottage, practising with the lively young dog.
Unfortunately for the Duchess, 30, her playful protégé couldn’t resist chasing after a crisp packet that floated by him during a walk in nearby Kensington Gardens on Wednesday - suggesting that Lupo still has some way to go.
Good boy: The spaniel has started 'whistle training' to improve his behaviour but still has some way to go
Looking super-slim in a pair of skin-tight jeans, trainers and a military-style jacket, Kate took a stroll in the public park just hours after being reunited with her husband, Prince William, after his six week deployment to the Falkland Islands.
Presumably because Search and Rescue pilot William wasn’t with her, the prince was taking a rest after the long flight back from the South Atlantic. The pair are expected to take a short holiday before the future king returns to work.
Although St James’s Palace has not been able to confirm it, it is likely that Kate and William will be using their pup as a gun dog.