Prince William and Kate are proud parents to a puppy

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Centrepoint's Camberwell Foyer in London on December 21, 2011. The national charity, Centrepoint, provides housing and support to improve the lives of homeless young people aged 16-25. AFP PHOTO /CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images) CARL COURT

Prince William and Kate arrive at Centrepoint's Camberwell Foyer on Dec. 21, 2011.
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(CBS) There's a new addition to Prince William and Kate's household - a puppy.

The royal couple was recently photographed taking a stroll with a dog, and now a palace source has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a new pet.

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A new dog for Prince William and Kate?

The source told People that the black cocker spaniel, a male, is "a few months old." The pup reportedly comes from a litter "with a close family connection." E! News reports that the Middleton family have a cocker spaniel of its own.

In December, reports speculated that William, 29, planned to give Kate, who turned 30 on Jan. 9, a puppy for Christmas.

No name has been announced for the pooch, which isn't Britain's only royal dog. Prince Charles and Camilla adopted a Jack Russell Terrier named Beth from a London animal shelter back in August. Queen Elizabeth II is also a dog lover, and has owned multiple corgis over the years.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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