Okay, so Meghan Markle’s dog didn’t actually get to go to the royal wedding.
You may recall how canine lovers across the internet were disappointed when a viral video, purportedly showing the beagle riding with Queen Elizabeth II to his master’s May nuptials, was revealed to be footage from the previous day.
No matter. Partly as a result of the hoopla, Simon & Schuster is releasing a whimsical children’s book about the dog’s wags-to-riches tale titled “His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle: The Remarkable True Story of Meghan Markle’s Rescue Dog.”
The Nov. 20 release, written by Camille March and Michael Brumm and illustrated by EG Keller, charts Guy’s challenges as a kill-shelter captive-turned-blue-blooded-pooch. “He has no fancy papers, no high-class education and no command of the British paparazzi,” a Simon & Schuster summary explains.
Things turn around for Guy when the queen gets into a bind and he saves the day — ultimately teaching him the true meaning of family.
Like the viral video, the book’s narrative arc isn’t exactly true. But everyone loves an underdog story.