Prince Edward and Princess Alexandra with “Mouff”

Prince Edward Mouff 2015-12-29

What a precious photo this is!! I have a number of photos of The Prince and Princess with this charming chow which I will be adding to this page as I get them scanned in .  This particular image is an original 1940’s  8×10 photo I acquired with all the info written on the back.  Such a treasure trove of Royal and Chow history all in one photo.

The image below was also from 1940 and I would imagine taken at the same time as the above photo as they are wearing the same clothing

T.R.H. the Duke and Duchess of Kent, with Prince Edward and Princess Alexandra and their dog Mouff. A recent photograph at their Buckinghamshire home. Country Life, November 30, 1940. Read more at


The Duke of Kent (late father of the present Duke)  gifted his daughter, Princess Alexandra, first cousin to the Queen, a superb chow chow, who boasted the elegant pedigree name of Choonam Li Wu T’song, but was always called by the young princess by it’s pet name Mouff (pronounced Muff)

source:Pets by Royal Appointment: The Royal Family and their Animals by Brian Hoey



 Duke of Kent Princess Alexandra 1935 Mouff Kennel Gazette 5535