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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
William and Catherine will be welcoming royal wedding guests with a rub of their wet noses and a friendly lick.
Established in 1860
Aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need
Rescued, reunited and rehabilitated over 3.1 million dogs and cats
In 2010 cared for almost 7,000 dogs and 3,000 cats
Costs over £13 million to run each year
Receives no government funding
Also has centres in Old Windsor, Berkshire, and Brands Hatch, Kent
They will be joined by an excited Majesty, tennis ball-loving Philip and attention-seeking Harry.
Fortunately there will be no embarrassing breaches of palace protocol as all of these royals are animals.
Ahead of the wedding on April 29 Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been naming its new arrivals after members of the royal family.
The home in south-west London will be offering free entry to visitors on royal wedding day and will be screening proceedings live.
Tea, cake, bunting and children’s games will also be on offer as part of a very British celebration.
Battersea’s royal family will be getting to enjoy their own slice of doggy wedding cake.
Customer service manager Carlton Spears said: “It would be wonderful if we rehomed lots of dogs and cats on April 29 to mark the royal wedding.
“We’ve got hundreds of princess pooches and majestic moggies all looking for their own perfect union and a palace to call home, so if anyone is thinking about getting a new pet we would urge them to get in touch.”