'She told me I was taking the dog home': Meghan Markle adopted her first rescue pooch because Ellen DeGeneres insisted she do so
The LA born beauty, 36, is now the mother to two canines: Bogart, a Lab/Shepherd mix, and Guy, a Beagle. She has already moved her animals to London where she will reside with her fiance.
The couple will wed in May at Windsor Castle in front of the Queen, it was revealed on Tuesday.
Hollywood influence:?Meghan Markle is now a fur parent because Ellen DeGeneres told to become one; here she is seen with Prince Harry on Monday?
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What's old is new:?In an old video posted to her Ellen Tube channel she said, 'She adopted a dog because I told her to! That’s amazing!' Ellen is seen here in early November
In an old video posted to her Ellen Tube channel the funny lady said, 'She adopted a dog because I told her to! That’s amazing!'
The incident occurred several years ago in LA.?
Meghan had already confessed in Best Health magazine that Ellen pushed her to adopt a pooch she was looking at.
The one:?The first dog the LA born beauty, 36, adopted is Bogart, a Lab/Shepherd mix
Another: She also adopted this Beagle named Guy so Bogart could have a friend
Meghan said she was at an animal shelter at the same time as Ellen and Portia when the comedienne offered her two cents.
'Ellen goes "Is that your dog?" And I said, "No," and she’s like, "You have to take that dog." And I said, "Well, I’m deciding." And she’s like, "Rescue the dog!" the beauty recounted.
Ellen also told Meghan, 'You're taking that dog home' and asked if she had a name yet.?
'And so I brought him home! Because Ellen told me to.'
Her guys: Here the TV star is seen with Bogart and Guy in a shot shared to Instagram
At home with her fur kids: The beauty often shared touching images of the dogs; here she is holding Guy as Bogart sleeps in the background
The dog Meghan is referring to is her first rescue, Bogart, who was found in the Southern California neighborhood of Downey when he was still a puppy.
After she had Bogart she felt like he needed a 'buddy' so she then rescues Guy.?
Meghan has often featured her dogs on her Instagram account with the hashtags #puppylove #adoptdontshop and #reducereuserecycle.
This comes just before it was announced on Tuesday that Meghan and Harry will wed at Windsor Castle in May and that the royal family will pay for the ceremony.
She was there too: Markle said that Ellen was with Portia during their meeting at an animal shelter in LA; pictured in January
It was also added that the Queen will attend the nuptials.?
The couple announced their engagement on Monday as the star flashed a diamond ring designed by Harry. It included stones that once belonged to Harry's mother Princess Diana.
And on Monday evening the two were seen in their first joint TV interview.?
Markle revealed how she said 'yes' immediately to Harry after he proposed on one knee while they were cooking a roast dinner during a 'cozy night' in.
Markle said she did not even wait for the 33-year-old royal to finish the sentence before she said 'yes' - and it was 'so sweet and natural and very romantic.'
This will be his first marriage and her second.?
Mad about dogs: The funny lady has several pups wit her wife
The couple, who had been in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace when the proposal happened, revealed that they first met on a blind date after being set up by a female friend - and have tried to see each other every two weeks.
Harry added: 'I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly... All the stars were aligned - everything was just perfect. It was this beautiful woman just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life - I fell into her life.'
Four weeks after they met, Harry persuaded Markle to join him on a five-day break in Botswana. He said: 'We camped out with each other under the stars... which was absolutely fantastic.'?
The couple - who spoke to BBC presenter Mishal Husain - said that Miss Markle has already met the Queen 'a couple of times', and the actress described the monarch as an 'incredible woman'.
It was also revealed that Prince Harry had sought the permission of both of Miss Markle's parents, but that he had not yet met her father Thomas, having only spoken to him on the phone.?
Their first joint interview:?The couple - who spoke to BBC presenter Mishal Husain - said that Miss Markle has already met the Queen 'a couple of times', and the actress described the monarch as an 'incredible woman'
They talked about their 16-month relationship and how they never went more than two weeks without seeing one another.
Miss Markle said: 'I don't think that I would call it a whirlwind in terms of our relationship, obviously there have been layers attached to how public it has become after we had a good five, six months almost with just privacy, which was amazing.
'But no, I think we were able to really have so much time just to connect and we never went longer than two weeks without seeing each other, even though we were obviously doing a long distance relationship. So it's - we made it work.'
The pair said they were introduced by a mutual female friend in July 2016, but declined to reveal her name.?
It was also claimed on Tuesday that Meghan will now be retiring from acting. She has already left her show Suits after seven years.?
Done:?It was also claimed on Tuesday that Meghan will now be retiring from acting. She has already left her show Suits after seven years
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