PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle are being ridiculed as their dog’s name is slang for “penis” in Romanian.
Pals of the former royal couple said they christened their Labrador Pula after the currency in Botswana, where they dated.
But Romanians are slating the pair as it means something a lot more crass in their language. One Romanian Twitter user said: “Surely someone in their group would have Googled Pula to ensure it wasn’t Romanian for penis?”
Another critic of the name tweeted: “Quite a shock to see it in print…!!!” Harry, 35, and Meghan, 39, adopted their black Labrador in 2018 just after they got married but refused to publicly disclose its name.
Now in new book Finding Freedom: Harry And Meghan And The Making Of A Modern Royal Family – said to have been written with the couple’s cooperation – it was revealed the pet’s name was Pula.
The book said they landed on the name as it was the official currency of Botswana, where Harry first took Meghan when they started dating in 2016.
After celebrating the Duchess’s 36th birthday in the country, the couple returned to Botswana a year later to work with Elephants Without Borders, a wildlife conservation initiative.
In addition to reminding the couple of the location of their third date and of their important conservation work, the name Pula also means “rain” in Setswana, the language spoken in the area, and is used to wish others well because rain is scarce and valuable in Botswana.
Other Internet users have mocked Harry and Meghan for calling the dog after the name for money as they are set to make millions after they signed with the same speaking agency as the Obamas and Clintons.
One said on Twitter: “Always raining money with Sussex’s! Near and dear to their heart and lifestyle.”
The royal couple have been slammed for attempting to trademark the ‘Sussex Royal’ name in their pursuit of a financially independent life separate from the royal family.
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