The Prince and Princess of Wales Release New Photos for Mother’s Day in the U.K.

That second photo…

Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis
(Image credit: Matt Porteous/Prince and Princess of Wales)

It’s Mother’s Day in the U.K., and to mark the occasion, the Prince and Princess of Wales gave all of us a gift: Two new shots of Catherine and her kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The two snaps were taken by Matt Porteous, a favorite photographer of the Waleses, and seemingly from the same photo session as the Wales family Christmas card (everyone is in the same outfits). Those photos were taken in Norfolk last year—most likely in summertime, based on the kids’ outfits.

In today’s snaps, Catherine and her trio climbed a tree together, the Princess in a top she wore for the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019, where she debuted her Back to Nature Garden. It appeared again in 2020 during the pandemic, when she and Prince William participated in a Zoom call to mark the U.K.’s annual Volunteers Week. According to What Kate Wore, it’s The Mabel Shirt by MiH Jeans. She paired the top with jeans and white Superga Cotu Classic sneakers. 

Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis

(Image credit: Matt Porteous/Prince and Princess of Wales)

The second snap adorably features Catherine holding Louis in her arms, smiling down at him lovingly, as only a mother can do. The two photos were captioned “Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours.”

These photos come on the heels of news that all three of the Wales kids will be a part of the Coronation in six weeks’ time, Marie Claire reported yesterday.

The King and Queen Consort also marked the special day on social media, writing “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.” This, of course, is King Charles’ first Mother’s Day without his mother, Her late Majesty, who died last September at 96. The first photo featured is of a young Charles standing on his mother’s lap; the second is of Camilla with her mother, Rosalind Shand, who died in 1994.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.