What's cuter than our favorite royals playing with animals all over the world? Not much! Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at some of the best encounters between members of Britain's royal family and members of the animal kingdom, starting with Prince William and Tara! The royal met the 5-month-old Irish Red Setter, who was trained to be a PTSD training dog, in Belfast on Sept. 9, 2020. Keep reading for more…
Dog lover Duchess Kate affectionately pet a golden Labrador named Polka during a visit to the Army Canine Centre near Islamabad, Pakistan, where the U.K. provides support to a program that trains dogs to identify explosive devices, during day five of her royal tour of Pakistan on Oct. 18, 2019.
During a visit to the Kerikeri Primary School in Waitangi, New Zealand, on Nov. 20, 2019, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall met the school's therapy dog, Meg, as student Liam Curtis read to the cute canine.
Prince Charles met two llamas during a Future is Bright event at Kaikoura Memorial Hall in Kaikoura during his royal visit to New Zealand on Nov. 23, 2019.
Prince William and Duchess Kate got tangled up as they played with golden Labrador puppies Salto and Sky during a visit to the Army Canine Centre near Islamabad, Pakistan, where the UK provides support to a program that trains dogs to identify explosive devices, during day five of their royal tour of Pakistan on Oct. 18, 2019.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and daughter Lady Louise Windsor fed giraffes at the Wild Place Project in Bristol, England, on July 23, 2019.
Prince Harry met Bella the Cockapoo during Dr. Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Global Leadership Meeting at St. George's House at Windsor Castle in WIndsor, England, on July 23, 2019.
Duchess Camilla posed with a donkey during a visit to the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary in Devon, England, on July 17, 2019.
Prince Charles posed with two workhorses while visiting the Tyn-y-Coed Forest in Wales on July 1, 2019.
Prince Charles met the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team — including their new search and rescue dog, Rowan — during a visit to Upper Lake in Glendalough on the second day of his royal visit to Ireland on May 21, 2019.
Prince Charles got up close and personal with an iguana at the National Trust for the Cayman Islands' Blue Iguana Recovery Centre on March 28, 2019, during his 12-day royal tour of the Caribbean with wife Duchess Camilla.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan met Ruby — a mother koala who gave birth to a joey named Meghan in the former actress's honor — during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney on Oct. 16, 2018. How cute are they?!
Duchess Camilla greeted a horse at the National Equestrian Center in Havana, Cuba, during her 12-day royal tour of the Caribbean with her husband, Prince Charles, on March 27, 2019.
Duchess Kate got up close and personal with Domhnall, the Irish Wolfhound mascot of the First Battalion Irish Guardsmen, at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in London on March 17, 2019.
Duchess Camilla pet a beautiful dog during a visit to the Avoca Mill in County Wicklow during her royal visit to Ireland with Prince Charles on May 21, 2019.
Princess Anne was snapped with one of her Bull Terrier dogs on Day 1 of The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in Stroud, England, on Aug. 3, 2018.
Duchess Camilla pet some local dogs while on a royal visit to Devon on July 17, 2019.
Prince Charles couldn't help himself while meeting an explosives search dog at Heathrow airport in London on March 13, 2018.
Prince Harry played polo during the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club in Windsor, England, on July 26, 2018.
Duchess Camilla loved on a little dog during a "Celebration of Community" event in Lisnaskea, Northern Ireland, during an official royal visit to the Emerald Isle on May 21, 2019.
Duchess Meghan cuddled a Jack Russell called Minnie in London on Jan. 16, 2019.
Queen Elizabeth II visited the Large Animals Clinical Skills Building at the University of Surrey on Oct. 15, 2015.
Duchess Kate looked downright thrilled to be feeding a lamb from a bottle at a farm in Arlingham in Gloucestershire, England, on May 3, 2017.
Prince William looked a little wary while participating in a falconry display at The Anglesey Show in Wales on Aug. 14, 2013.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan appeared with farmer Scott Woodley during a visit to his drought-affected farm of Mountain View in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, on Oct. 17, 2018, during their official royal tour Down Under.
Prince Harry got in on the action while watching a display of jumping dogs with Duchess Meghan at a community barbecue in Victoria Park in Dubbo, Australia, on day two of their royal tour Down Under on Oct. 17, 2018.
Prince Charles checked out a monkfish, an example of some of the catch that is sold at the market, by fisherman Jimmy Buchan as he visited Peterhead Fish Market in Peterhead, Scotland, on Sept. 29, 2018.
Duchess Meghan met an echidna during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney on Oct. 16, 2018.
Prince Harry couldn't help but melt when meeting a medical alert dog in Orlando, Florida, in May 2016.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited the new elephant center at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Whipsnade, Dunstable, United Kingdom, on April 11, 2017. Only the queen could look so regal meeting a humongous animal!
Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, posed with Jester the dog as he attended the U.K. team trials for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 held at the University of Bath on April 7, 2017.
Prince Harry planted a smooch on this horse's nose while at the Nature Fun Ranch in St. Andrew, Barbados, on Dec. 2, 2016.
Prince William picked up his dog, Lupo, and showered him with love at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire, England, on June 17, 2012.
Duchess Kate looked beyond ecstatic to feed a baby elephant during her visit to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation in India's Kaziranga National Park on April 13, 2016. Can you blame her for being so giddy?
Prince Charles looked shocked and surprised while holding a Tuatara lizard during his visit to Orokonui Ecosanctuary in Dunedin, New Zealand, to mark Conservation Week on Nov. 5, 2015.
Prince Harry worked with African Parks in Malawi as part of the 500 Elephants initiative in the summer of 2016.
Duchess Kate presented the Regimental Irish Wolfhound Domhnall with his own sprig of shamrock at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Aldershot, England, on March 17, 2014. That dog is almost the size of Kate!
Prince William looked relaxed atop a white horse at the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park in Berkshire, England, on May 28, 2016.
Prince Harry met up with kids and a rhino on Aug. 13, 2015, during an African conservation trip.
Prince Charles looked straight into the eyes of this bald eagle — his name is Zephyr — at the Sandringham Flower Show in Norfolk, England, on July 31, 2013.
Prince Harry released turtles on Lovers Beach in Nevis in the Caribbean on Nov. 23, 2016.
Prince Harry met Shenkin the Goat, the Regimental Mascot of the Royal Welsh, during the "Zulu" 50th anniversary film screening in London on June 10, 2014.
Duchess Kate greeted Bob the cat and his owner, James Bowen, at the "A Street Cat Named Bob" film premiere in London on Nov. 3, 2016. Something tells us Kate prefers dogs to cats…
Prince William helped feed an elephant a carrot at a sanctuary in Xishuangbanna's Nature Reserve in China on March 4, 2015.
Prince Harry stopped to say hello to a little animal on a walkabout at Cashel Street Mall in Christchurch, New Zealand, on May 12, 2015.