Prince William and Kate Middleton Share New Family Photo to Commemorate Volunteers Week

Kate took the sweet picture herself.

Prince William holds an umbrella over Prince George and Princess Charlotte
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  • In a new Instagram post Saturday, Prince William and Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) celebrated Volunteers Week and showed their support for everyone who gives time to give back.
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a new photo of William walking with their oldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, which Kate took.
  • In the United Kingdom, Volunteers Week (opens in new tab) is celebrated between June 1-7 every year as a way to support volunteers and thank them for the contributions they make.

The Cambridge family (opens in new tab) is doing their part to promote and celebrate the work of volunteers all over the United Kingdom. The royals took to social media to share a new post for Volunteers Week, which is celebrated annually from June 1-7 to honor volunteers and the contributions they make.

On Saturday, Prince William and Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) shared a new, never-before-seen family photo (opens in new tab) on their official Instagram account to not only commemorate Volunteers Week in general, but to share their own experiences giving back to their community. The picture, which shows Will holding an umbrella for his two oldest children, Prince George (opens in new tab) and Princess Charlotte (opens in new tab), was taken by none other than the Duchess of Cambridge herself.

In the photo's caption, Kensington Palace wrote:

As we approach the end of #VolunteersWeek (opens in new tab) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photo taken by The Duchess as they played their own part in the national volunteering effort.

In April, The Duke and Duchess and their family visited the Sandringham Estate where they packed up and delivered food parcels to isolated pensioners in the local area.

Today Her Majesty The Queen has sent a message to volunteers around the world — visit @TheRoyalFamily (opens in new tab) to read the message in full.

"I send my best wishes to all those who give themselves so freely and selflessly in the service of others," the Queen said in praise of those who have participated in the event.

Read the Queen's full message Volunteer's Week below:

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