Princess Charlotte's playmate? Royals welcome a hamster

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Posted: May 04, 2016 12:32 PM

LONDON (AP) — A hamster named Marvin has joined Prince William and his wife Kate's household.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, told a 9-year-old girl about Marvin during a school visit Wednesday.

The schoolgirl, named only as Darcey, says Kate told her that 1-year-old Princess Charlotte likes it when Marvin's whiskers tickle her face.

There was no word on whether her 2-year-old brother Prince George likes Marvin too.

Kensington Palace officials later confirmed the account. The family also has a dog named Lupo.