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Meghan Markle reveals the one thing that got her through lockdown

Meghan Markle reveals the one thing that got her through lockdown

When Meghan and Harry decided to split their time between North America and the UK at the start of 2020, the world looked drastically different.

It was a time when "COVID" and "lockdown" wasn't part of our daily vocabulary and a time when you could jump on a plane at any given moment and fly halfway across the world if the budget allowed for it.

But after moving to California in March, the world turned upside down and forced the royal pair to lockdown in their family home in Santa Barbara.

But luckily, there were able to find comfort in something that many of us can relate to - their dog.

Speaking to HELLO! magazine, the CEO of Meghan's beloved patron charity, Mayhew, opened up about the conversations they've had with the royal since lockdown began.

Explaining that Meghan has remained in touch with the staff from the animal welfare and dog rescue charity, sharing their experiences with each other, they've come to a deeper understanding.

"Whenever we talk to the Duchess about the charity, she always references how important her dogs are and what a support they are, particularly during everything that's happened this year, with COVID, and with the personal trials and tribulations she went through this year," CEO Caroline Yates explained.

The CEO added that it was "really nice" to share those experiences and to understand "how important animals are when things are tough and what a comfort they can be."

Meghan, who lives in her Santa Barbara mansion with Prince Harry and one-year-old son Archie, owns two rescue dogs. A beagle named Guy and a black lab named Pula.