Princess Kate celebrated Mother’s Day in the UK by sharing a new portrait of herself with her three children.
To commemorate the holiday, the royal shared a photo of herself sitting in a tree with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis on her and husband Prince William‘s joint Instagram account on Sunday. “Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours ❤️,” the Princess of Wales captioned the image. For the family portrait taken by photographer Matt Porteous, Kate wore a white button-up shirt, jeans, and white sneakers, while George wore a blue polo shirt and black shorts, Charlotte wore a denim romper, and Louis wore a black-and-white striped polo with jean shorts. In a second image she shared on social media, Kate can be seen cradling her youngest son in her arms as she looks down at him lovingly. Based on their outfits, the pictures appear to have been taken at the same time as the family’s 2022 Christmas card. Those photos showed all five family members holding hands as they strolled down a sunny country lane near their new home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, part of the royal family’s Sandringham Estate.
The Prince and Princess of Wales and their children are currently all gearing up for King Charles‘s coronation on May 6, which George, Charlotte, and Louis “are expected to join their parents” for, per The Times. They will all be on “public display” in a horse-drawn carriage as it leaves Westminster Abbey following the crowning ceremony. But according to The Telegraph, William and Kate are still debating whether or not to give their eldest son an official role in the coronation proceedings. During past coronations, the younger heirs to the throne have traditionally remained in the congregation.
However, George might get to take part in a newly televised aspect of the ceremony as there is some discussion of making the previously private moment when the Archbishop of Canterbury rubs the new monarchs with oil under a canopy public. The Sunday Times reported that Queen Consort Camilla would like to include her five teenage grandchildren into the ceremony by having them hold the canopy during this important moment. The outlet added that Charles and Camilla met with Kate and William to discuss the possibility of incorporating George into that element of the ceremony as well. “It sends a nice signal and is quite a bold move,” a source told the outlet. “It is another example of the king and queen Consort being unafraid to shake things up a bit to reflect the realities of modern life, of which a blended family is a central element.”
Listen to Vanity Fair’s DYNASTY podcast now.