Kensington Palace have shared a new snap of Kate, Princess of Wales, and her three children in honour of Mother’s Day in the UK.

The snap, shared to the Prince and Princess of Wales’ official Instagram account, sees Kate sitting in a tree, surrounded by her kids – Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.

“Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours,” the post was captioned.

The royals’ Norfolk estate is believed to have been the location for the shoot, and Mat Porteous – who has previously acted as photographer for the couple and their young family – was behind the lens.

Like the family’s 2021 Christmas card and previous portraits of the children, the latest snap sees them outside, enjoying the sunshine together. Kate has spoken before of the importance of the outdoors, encouraging children everywhere to head outside and experience what the world has to offer them – a lesson, it seems, she is keen on passing on to her own kids.

Fans of the royal family wasted no time in sharing their love in the comments of the post, and wishing Kate the happiest of Mother’s Days.

“Happy Mother’s Day to you Catherine,” wrote one. “It is so clear to see through the pictures how wonderful and doting mum you are … have an amazing day.”

“Happy Mother’s Day to our lovely Princess, a wonderful mummy to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and baby Prince Louis,” echoed another.

“Now that’s what you call a family tree,” came one joke.

Meanwhile, another shared the opinion that it was “nice to see the kids being kids, dressed in everyday clothes.”

One, who’d obviously gotten quite the fright with differing dates for Mother’s Day, declared that “every man in America just panicked for a moment.”

And one took the time to pay tribute to those who may not be having such a joyous experience on Mother’s Day, writing, “and thinking of those without their mothers, those yearning to be mothers, those with strained relations, those who have lost children.”

In a similar post to the former sentiment, the Royal Palace’s official Twitter account shared some snaps on behalf of Charles and Camilla, along with the caption, “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 second series of snaps sees a young Charles on his late mother’s lap, and Camilla with her own late mother, Rosalind.

It was Charles’ first Mother’s Day celebration without Elizabeth, who passed away in 2022.

It is the King’s first Mother’s Day without the Queen, who died on September 8, 2022, aged 96.

Many in the comments there had kind words for Charles, and opened up about their own experiences with missing their mothers, coming together on what was a bittersweet holiday for them all.

“We see them as king and queen but at the end of the day they were [also a] much loved son and daughter of devoted [and] loving Mums,” said one supporter.

“Charles, you lost your mother on September 8th during my 1st visit to England,” another shared. “I lost mine on July 22nd. So I understand how you felt & feel on this 1st Mother’s Day since their passing. I sense our mothers raised us well & they will live on forever in our hearts & soul.”

“Our Mothers are ALWAYS with us. I truly believe that,” one more fan stated. “My thoughts are with all who are missing (like me) these Incredible, Inspirational, Beautiful and Courageous women we were (and are always) privileged to call ‘Mummy’.”

Images: Instagram

This article first appeared on Over60.