William Gives Kate a Puppy Royal pair spotted with a new black Lab, says tabloid By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted Jan 15, 2012 10:02 AM CST 4 comments Comments Rumor has it that Prince William got wife Kate a Labrador puppy for her 30th birthday. (AP Photo / Ben Stansall, Pool) (Newser) – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reportedly have a new bundle of joy, but it's a bit more furry than the one diehard royal watchers were hoping for. Prince William has given Kate Middleton a Labrador retriever puppy, reports the Mirror, likely for her 30th birthday. “The dog is ever so cute,” a "source" tells the tabloid. “The Duke and Duchess have been seen with it several times and he runs along at their heels. They are constantly in fits of laughter as it tries to catch them up.” The trio has been spotted walking along the beach near their home in Wales, and People has the photographic evidence here. But wait! People thinks the royal canine is no black Lab at all, despite William's having owned one, dubbed Widgeon, while he was growing up. "It'll be a spaniel," a friend says. "The Middletons have always had spaniels. Perhaps Mike and Carole have given them one or it could be one of the family's dogs."