James Middleton reveals sweet request

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The Duchess of Cambridge's brother has a love for animals which has helped him with his mental health.

James Middleton has always been open about his battle with mental health. In a recent Instagram post, Middleton revealed that he won’t agree to be interviewed unless he can bring one of his beloved dogs along.

“Every interview I agree to my one request is to bring a dog 🐾 or 2 or 3,4,5 🐾 – they give me the courage to speak openly, freely & without fear of judgment especially when I talk about my experience with depression ” 

The 32-year-old said that without his pets, he wouldn’t have the courage to speak openly about his experience with depression, and added that they give him courage.

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In his latest shoot with Vanity Fair Spain, Middleton opened up about his upcoming wedding to his fiancee, the French-born financier Alizee Thevenet. It will be “as private as possible” with his five dogs – Ella, Mabel, Inca, Zulu and Luna – playing a key role in the ceremony. “I still don’t know which one, but they will be one of the keys of that day,” the young businessman told Vanity Fair Spain. 

It sure is apparent that Middleton loves dogs. And so if he had to be reincarnated as a dog, what would it be? An English Shepherd : “Playful but quiet. Without a doubt, if I were a dog breed I would be an old English shepherd.”

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