The U.K. celebrates its Mother’s Day a little earlier than the U.S. on March 19, and for the occasion, Kate Middleton shared a never-before-seen photo posing with her three children. The Princess of Wales posed sitting in a tree with Prince George, 9 Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, showing off their love for adventures and the outdoors.
“Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours ❤️,” the royal captioned the photo on social media, which was taken by photographer Matt Porteous.
They were all wearing the same outfits featured in the family’s 2022 Christmas card (likely all taken on the same day). Middleton chose an eyelet white blouse with jeans, Charlotte wore a denim jumper dress, while George and Louis both wore polo shirts with blue shorts. For the Christmas card, they were photographed at their country home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, part of the royal family’s Sandringham estate.
The Christmas card featured all five of the family members walking down a road holding hands. For Mother’s Day, Middleton also shared a previously unseen photo cradling Prince Louis in her arms.
King Charles also commemorated the day by sharing a photo of himself as a baby with his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II on his official social media channel which he shares with the Queen Consort, Camilla. She shared a photo with her mother as well. The caption read: “To all mothers everywhere, and to those who may be missing their mums today, we are thinking of you and wishing you a special #MothersDay.”
The Princess of Wales just celebrated her first St. Patrick’s Day as Colonel of the Irish Guards and took part in the age-old custom of presenting them with shamrocks. She and Prince William joined the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the annual parade in Aldershot, England. Instead of sporting Kelly green, Middleton chose a monochromatic teal ensemble.
One of the next highly publicized events coming up for the royals is King Charles’ coronation on May 6. While nothing’s been officially announced yet, The Times recently reported that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis “are expected to join their parents” at the event.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did receive an invitation, despite tension between the couple and the royal family following their bombshell Netflix documentary, Harry + Meghan, and the release of Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir Spare.
Oprah Winfrey weighed in on whether or not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should attend when she stopped by CBS Mornings with her longtime friend, co-host Gayle King.
Oprah noted that the couple has not asked for her opinion on the matter and replied, “I think they should do what they feel is best for them and for their family. That’s what I think. That’s what the bottom line – it comes down to. What do you feel like is the right thing for you?”
According to the People, King Charles is anxious for the situation to “calm down” before his ascension to the throne. A source close to the royals said, “It is such a momentous occasion for Charles, and he would want his son to be at the coronation to witness it. He would like to have Harry back in the family. If they don’t sort it out, it will always be part of the King’s reign and how he has left his family disjointed. He has had a reputation as a distant parent, and it would be awful for him for that to continue.”