We all are going through a really challenging time. Work is slow, outing is limited (I believe it must cease completely), Movie releases are postponed, Our favourite tv show is not shooting anymore. Overall, it’s a bit depressing and gloomy. Here Comes British Mother’s Day and we got a lovely surprise from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Kensington Palace today released 4 beautiful pictures paying tribute to the Mothers. In the message written from iPhone, William and Catherine said, “To mothers new and old and families spending today together and apart – we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Happy Mother’s Day”. The first picture is of William and Catherine giving a ride to George and Charlotte respectively. If you look closely it looks like they were doing some sort of piggybacking race. Overall, the pic showed the family having fun outdoors.
The picture looks like an old one as Catherine is in the same outfit that we saw in the 2018 Christmas pic. She is wearing her Fjallraven Ovik Re-wool Sweater. Also, the picture was taken by Matt Porteous who also clicked the same Christmas picture.
The second picture is remembering William and Harry’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales. The picture was taken by Jayne Fincher. In the picture, Diana is sitting with little Prince Harry while William is hugging his Mummy from behind. What a beautiful picture.
The next picture is a little surprise. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a picture of Catherine’s mother Carole Middleton who is holding little Catherine in her arms.
My my, if you look closely at this picture and pictures from Catherine’s recent visit to London Ambulance Centre, you will see the similarities between mother and daughter.
The last picture is a bit extra special. We always knew Cambridge kids are amazing kids. But they are very talented too. Prince George made a beautiful card for his Mummy and gifted it to his Mummy on Mother’s Day. The colourfully crafted collage is made of card, paint and tissue paper and depicts a yellow vase with three red flowers. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to share the intimate family details with all of us. I am so happy to see it. Duchess who is an avid art lover and graduated from St. Andrews in History of Arts, has been an advocate of the benefits of encouraging children to be creative. Once she said,
“I have always believed in the power of art, not only to unlock that creativity but also to bring us joy and to inspire, challenge and positively change our lives.”
The Royal Family’s Twitter account also shared a lovely picture of Queen Elizabeth II with her mother Queen Elizabeth I in which they are arriving at Westminster Abbey to attend a wedding on a windy day and they both are candidly holding their hats with one hand. The message says, “#MotheringSunday is a chance to thank and celebrate all mothers and caregivers, wherever they may be. So to all Mums everywhere, we are thinking of you, and wish you a very special Mother’s Day. #mothersday2020“.
Prince Charles, who is currently in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall, also shared a lovely moment from his childhood to mark the day. The picture is from 1950 in which young Charles is playing with his mother the then Princess Elizabeth at their residence Clarence House. The message says, “Wishing everyone a Happy #MotheringSunday, particularly in a year when families may not be able to be together.“
Due to the worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus, all the future royal engagements, gatherings, State events, Garden parties and Princess Beatrice’s wedding reception has been cancelled. Daily Mail reported that The Queen is preparing to make a televised address to calm the nation’s nerves during the ‘difficult times ahead’. Last week Queen shared a message with the nation. Currently, Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are at Windsor Castle.
This is a tough time for all of us. I urge all of you to follow Government and Medical Instructions, practice social distancing. We all have to come together as a community to overtake COVD-19. Hopefully, we will see each other on the other end of this pandemic soon.