Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have paid tribute to mums around the world as the Duchess of Sussex’s native United States, Australia and other countries celebrated Mother’s Day.
The couple posted a picture of baby Archie’s feet on their official Instagram account, writing: “Paying tribute to all mothers today.
“We honour and celebrate each and every one of you.”
The image, which was taken at their Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor, included a subtle nod to Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana.
Diana’s favourite flower, forget-me-nots, are used as the backdrop to the touching photo.
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Paying tribute to all mothers today – past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honor and celebrate each and every one of you. Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe. This is the first Mother’s Day for The Duchess of Sussex. Quote from “lands” by @nayyirah.waheed: my mother was my first country; the first place i ever lived. Photo © SussexRoyal
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Britain celebrates Mother’s Day on March 22, but the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe and others mark it on the second Sunday in May.
Although she no longer calls the US home, Meghan was loath to let her first Mother’s Day pass her by.
The former actress gave birth last week to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, leaving his father, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, and royal fans across the world enthralled. He is seventh in line to the British throne.
“Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe. This is the first Mother’s Day for The Duchess of Sussex,” the post read.
The couple also quoted from the poem Lands by Nayyirah Waheed: “My mother was my first country; The first place I ever lived.”
To mark the occasion, Meghan spent the day at home with her new son, alongside her husband and her mother Doria Ragland.
Ragland flew into the UK from Los Angeles before to help her daughter prepare for baby Archie’s arrival and is staying on to help the new parents in their first days with the royal baby.