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The Princess of Wales is all smiles in Mother’s Day photo

The Princess of Wales has been seen for the first time since undergoing major surgery.

On Mother’s Day, Catherine was photographed with her three children in a family portrait take by the Prince of Wales.

Prince George cuddles his mum while Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are on either side of Catherine who has her arms around them both.

Photo by the Prince of Wales

The Princess looks very well and very happy in the photo which was taken at the family home in Windsor.

Catherine underwent major abdominal surgery in January and, after a two week hospital stay, returned home. Kensington Palace announced at the time that Her Royal Highness would need at least two months of recuperation at home before returning to public duties.

Several photos agencies later withdrew the image over concerns about digital manipulation. Kensington Palace has so far not commented on those claims.

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