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Liz 09-12-2007 09:00 PM

Royals and Their Pets
I'm just curious if anyone knows if there are any Royal cat lovers out there. I know Princess Michael loves cats but it seems like the rest of the British Royal family loves dogs.

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks. :flowers:

Moonmaiden23 09-12-2007 09:17 PM

I know that Princess Michael of Kent is a cat lover and owns several beautiful ones.

LadyFinn 12-15-2007 05:01 PM

Nice photo of Queen Sofia and a cat:
Queen Sofia caresses a cat as King Juan Carlos looks on during a tour of the old city of Havana Monday November 15, 1999
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Liz 12-15-2007 05:44 PM

Very sweet photo, Lady Finn...thank you :flowers:

Quinto 12-15-2007 08:26 PM

I think Prince Andrew likes cats. Or may be one particular cat. What's New *****cat?

LadyFinn 12-16-2007 05:21 AM

I love cats and it´s great to look photos of royals with cats. Here are some photos:
Princess Michael of Kent with cats
Princess Haya of Jordan and a cat
Princess Margrethe (now Queen) holding a cat 1965
Prince Laurent of Belgium with a cat

sgl 01-19-2008 04:02 PM

It is so wonderful to see these photos. I am a cat lover myself, and it is nice to see royals with cats. I love dogs too, but it seems rare to see photos of royals with cats. I wish that I had some photos to post.

LadyFinn 03-17-2008 02:06 PM

Crownprincess Victoria trained as a farmer for 10 days working at the farm Hoegaasa 2003. Lovely photos with a kitten:
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Victoria with a cat:
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Princess Michael with a cat 1985
Princess Anne with a baby leopard in Kenya 1971
A very old photo:
Alexandra, Princess of Wales, (who married Edward, Prince of Wales in 1863), pictured with a pet cat 1870

iowabelle 03-17-2008 03:29 PM

I don't think many royals, aside from Princess Michael, are admirers of cats. Then again, maybe it's easier to photograph royals with their dogs (and the cats stay home) so maybe my assumption is wrong.

I'd pity any cat who lived with Princess Anne or among the Queen's corgies.

Next Star 08-04-2008 12:51 PM

Ancient Eygptian royals actually worshiped cats they saw cats as a symbol of power.
It would be nicer if we could see more royals with cats.I think not many royals are intersted in having cats I think they are more interested in having dogs.

Elly C 08-04-2008 02:04 PM

Princess Grace with a kitten ( as posted previously by Kochie332 in the Late Princess Grace thread Part 5)


Queen Elizabeth II was given a siamese cat as a wedding present,(I wonder what happened to the poor thing?)

iowabelle 08-04-2008 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by Elly C (Post 807127)
Queen Elizabeth II was given a siamese cat as a wedding present,(I wonder what happened to the poor thing?)

Eaten for breakfast by a corgi. :lol: (Just kidding, never heard of it.)

Odette 08-04-2008 03:22 PM

Thank you for all the postings. At least now I know which invitations for tea to refuse..............(i hate cats):ermm:

Next Star 08-04-2008 03:24 PM

I think the queen proably gave the cat up for adoption to a shelter where someone
else can take of the cat.Even though I just heard of this news.

iowabelle 08-04-2008 03:44 PM

I would guess the Queen probably gave it to a friend who liked cats or who had children. But I don't know why anyone would do something so silly as to give a cat to a person who's never been fond of them (or so it seems since I don't know her!).

Next Star 08-05-2008 12:54 AM

We just know that the queen is not too fond of cats.And I hope that the cat had or has a nice home.Being I am a cat lover myself I grew up around cats.

iowabelle 08-05-2008 03:58 PM

I'm assuming the kitten born in 1947 has passed on to its just reward, otherwise it would be huge news!

But, really, how do we know the Queen isn't fond of cats? All we really know is that she adores horses and dogs. I've never heard of anyone commenting on her position on cats.

Next Star 08-05-2008 08:15 PM

In my previous post I wrote had or has a home being I did not know when this cat was born.I have never seen the queen with a cat everytime I see her with a pet it is usually a dog or a horse.Mayabe she does like cats but prefers dogs or horses

Lilla 08-05-2008 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by iowabelle (Post 807547)
I'm assuming the kitten born in 1947 has passed on to its just reward, otherwise it would be huge news!

Indeed it would..... wharuue.....:flowers:

Elly C 08-06-2008 09:52 AM

Okay all you folks who thought the Queen doesn't like cats read this!

Queen Elizabeth sends greeting card to cat

The only information I can find about the Queen receiving a Siamese for a wedding gift is here - scroll down to heading Siamese in Europe (Also some indication that previous British monarchs have liked cats)

Siamese as wedding gift

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