The Norwegian royal family are mourning after their beloved labradoodle, Muffins, passed away earlier in the week. Crown Princess Mette-Marit confirmed the sad news on Instagram on Friday.
MORE: Crown Princess Victoria, Crown Princess Mary and Crown Princess Mette-Marit's royal homes are nothing alike
The royal posted several slides of Muffins on a family holiday and cuddled up with members of the family, like her husband Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway and their daughter, Princess Ingrid Alexandra.
WATCH: Relive the love story between Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon
One adorable photo saw the pooch wearing a pair of sunglasses, and another saw Muffins stood next to the family's other dog, Milly.
Mette-Marit penned an emotional tribute to the beloved pooch. "Our last trip," she wrote, adding a broken heart emoji.
"This week our Muffins died from cancer. The whole family's fun crow bun & best friend who was born at home in the living room.
"Ever since she came into the world she has been a natural centre of our life. She has been dressed up in all kinds of [costumes], taken on a trip skiing and had a good dog life."
She added: "She could be really naughty and loved to run away, but most of all Muffins especially loved cuddles, kids, robotic lawnmowers and Milly."
Crown Princess Mette-Marit shared the sad news on Instagram
She finished her tribute by saying: "She has given us all more love, comfort and laughter than you could hope for, and everyone here and mum Milly miss her very much."
MORE: Crown Princess Mette-Marit shares most important thing she can do as a mother
MORE: Crown Princess Mette-Marit pens emotional open letter as son Marius Borg Høiby quits public life
Royal fans were also devastated by the loss, and commented with a series of broken heart emojis.
Muffins was a beloved member of their family
The Crown Princess hasn't had the easiest year, after she reportedly fractured her tailbone just before Christmas in a skiing accident. Norwegian magazine Se & Hør states the incident took place as the royal was jumping out of a ski lift with Ingrid.
She was transported to a nearby hospital where she spent one night, before she returned to the Skaugum estate in Oslo.
Mette-Marit primarily resides at the estate with her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, and their two children, Princess Ingrid and Prince Sverre Magnus.
Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.