Guard dogs put down after William leaves Anglesey

William's military exit was announced last week. Credit: PA

Two guard dogs used to protect the Duke of Cambridge have been put down within days of him leaving his military base.

Bruce, a Belgian Shepherd, and Blade, a German Shepherd, were euthanised after the prince completed his final shift as a search and rescue pilot at RAF Valley on Anglesey, The Sun reported.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed the dogs had been put down, but described the timing as "a coincidence".

A spokesman said: "It is true two dogs have been put down, a couple of days after (Prince William left RAF Valley earlier this month)."

Bruce, who was aged nine, had "come to the end of his working life", while Blade "had a record of veterinary and behavioural issues" which meant the dog could not be reassigned to other duties, the spokesman said.