Will and Kate share new family photos for Mother’s Day, King Charles honors Queen Elizabeth

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The royal family is remembering its mums on the U.K.’s Mother’s Day.

The Prince and Princess of Wales shared new family photos Sunday of Will and Kate’s three children with their mother. The casual photos show Kate perched in the branches of a tree, surrounded by Prince Louis, 4, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7. The kids are barelegged in sneakers, while Kate is clad in a white eyelet blouse, skinny jeans and white sneakers, and the late Princess Diana’s engagement ring is visible on her left hand.

A second photo shows Kate, 41, cradling Louis and smiling broadly at her youngest son.

The photos by Matt Porteous are from the same shoot as the image on the couple’s 2022 Christmas card. They were posted on the couple’s official Instagram and Twitter accounts with the simple message, “Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours,” with a red heart emoji.

Earlier Sunday morning, King Charles III, 74, paid tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on the first Mother’s Day since the queen’s death on Sept. 8, 2022, at age 96.

He shared a throwback, apple-cheeked portrait of himself as a reddish-headed toddler, standing on his beaming mother’s lap. The queen wears a beige day dress, a double strand of pearls and matching pearl earrings. A second, more recent photo depicts Queen Consort Camilla as an adult with her mother, Rosalind Shand, who died in 1994.

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The post, shared on the royal couple’s Instagram, reads: “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.”

King Charles’ coronation will be held May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London. The ceremony will preceded by a procession from Buckingham Palace and culminate in an appearance on the palace balcony by Charles, Camilla and members of the royal family.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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