LONDON -- A hamster named Marvin has joined Prince William and his wife Kate's household.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, told a 9-year-old girl about Marvin during a school visit Wednesday.
The schoolgirl, named only as Darcey, says Kate told her that 1-year-old Princess Charlotte likes it when Marvin's whiskers tickle her face.
There was no word on whether her 2-year-old brother Prince George likes Marvin too.
Kensington Palace officials later confirmed the account. The family also has a dog named Lupo.