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George, Charlotte and Louis remember Diana on Mother’s Day


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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared a special family secret on this year’s Mother’s Day. The couple revealed that their three children always make cards for their paternal grandmother, Diana, to remember her and comfort their father.

In a short message on social media, William and Kate acknowledged how different Mother’s Day would be for so many people this year, adding ”Many of us will be apart from our loved ones, but looking forward to a time in the not too distant future when we can give our mother a hug again”. The Duke and Duchess added ”But for those experiencing bereavement, today may be particularly challenging. Each year on Mother’s Day, George, Charlotte and Louis make cards remembering their Granny, Diana, for William. Whatever your circumstances, we are thinking of you this Mother’s Day.”

Three images, showing the cards created by Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and 2 year old Prince Louis were also shared. George wrote to Diana ”I think of you always” while Charlotte said ”Papa is missing you”. Louis’ card included a painted heart.

The Cambridges’ message was one of a number shared by the Royal Family to mark Mothering Sunday in the UK. The official Royal Family account featured an image of The Queen with her mother, The Queen Mother. Clarence House shared a previously unseen photo of The Duchess of Cornwall with her mum as well as a picture of The Prince of Wales with The ueen.

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