Both Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace have released new photos to mark Mother’s Day in the UK on Sunday, 19 March 2023.

Queen Elizabeth with a very young King Charles. Photo: Twitter/The Royal Family

King Charles and Queen Camilla paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth who passed away on Thursday, 8 September 2022 with photos with their mothers and a message on the Royal Family’s social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

 ‘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.’

Queen Camilla with her mother, Rosalind Shand. Photo: Twitter/The Royal Family

Queen Camilla’s mother, the Honourable Rosalind Shand, died at Lewes in East Sussex on 14 July 1994, aged 72, following a lengthy and excruciating death due to osteoporosis.

Meanwhile, the Prince and Princess of Wales posted two photos on social media with the message:

‘Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours.’

The Princess of Wales with her three children. Photo: Kensington Palace/Matt Porteous

Photographer Matt Porteous took the photos of the Princess of Wales and her three children in a tree and one of Kate with a wriggling Prince Louis at their Norfolk Home, Anmer Hall, on the Sandringham Estate.

Photos: Twitter/Kensington Royal

Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most Commonwealth countries celebrate Mother’s Day, with other countries such as Denmark, Tonga, Japan and the USA on the second Sunday in May.

Mother’s Day is celebrated in Norway on the second Sunday in February.

Many other nations mark the day at other times of the year, with some coinciding with International Women’s Day.

Photo by Matt Porteous/Kensington Palace

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