Marvin Lives! Princess Kate Reveals Royal Family Hamster Is Alive and Well
Long live Marvin the Hamster!
It’s been months since there has been any news about the royal family’s pet hamster, Marvin, but Princess Kate name-dropped the regal furball on Wednesday, putting to rest any fears of Marvin’s demise.
“She was saying the dog was fine and that they also had a really small hamster,” Craig Davies, 15, told PEOPLE.
In May 2016, the royal mom of two revealed to a group of school children that her family had a tiny new member.
During a chat with kids at the new Magic Garden playground at Hampton Court Palace, 9-year-old Darcey reported that the royal mom “said she had a hamster, and [Princess] Charlotte really likes it because the whiskers always tickle her face.”
Marvin quickly became a new royal favorite, even earning his own fan-based Twitter account.
“This hamster is a totally normal hamster living in a ridiculous world,” Frazier, who is American, told PEOPLE in June. “I was thinking, ‘If it’s a normal hamster, maybe he’s normal like me, and he’s obsessed with the royals like I am.’ ”
- With reporting by SIMON PERRY