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A row of terrier dogs looking towards the camera

Beloved animals through the years

William Bambridge (1820-79)

Snowdrop 1856

RCIN 2906222

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The royal family are well known for their love of dogs, but very few cats have been kept as royal pets. Snowdrop was a favourite pet of Queen Victoria's son Prince Leopold. He was photographed by William Bambridge in July 1856.