Duchess of Cambridge releases unseen photos to mark Mother’s Day and royal fans can't believe throwback pic of Carole Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge has shared a selection of previously unpublished photos to celebrate Mother’s Day.

  • Catherine Middleton shared the pictures in a sweet Instagram post
  • They include an unseen shot with Princess Charlotte, Prince George and the Duke of Cambridge, a tribute to the late Princess Diana and a photograph of Catherine’s mother Carole
  • Duchess Catherine also shared a Mother’s Day card handmade by Prince George
  • It follows royal news that the Queen is expected to make a speech to the nation

Catherine Middleton has given royal fans a glimpse into life at the Cambridge’s by sharing a string of previously unseen photographs.

The Duchess of Cambridge marked Mother’s Day with a sweet Instagram post paying tribute to mother’s ‘new and old’ and families ‘together and apart’ during this difficult period.

Taking to their Kensington Royal Instagram page, the couple wrote, “To mothers new old and families spending today together and apart – we are thinking of you all at this difficult time.”

They continued, “Happy Mother’s Day. 1. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children in Norfolk. 2. Diana, Princess of Wales, with her children Prince William and Prince Harry. 3. Carole Middleton with her daughter Catherine.

"4. A card from Prince George to his mother this Mother’s Day.”

The first shot shows Catherine and William racing outdoors with Princess Charlotte, four, on Catherine’s back and Prince George, six, on William’s back. One-year-old Prince Louis is absent from the picture.

As well as an old photograph of the Duke of Cambridge’s late mother, Princess Diana, Catherine, 38 shared a photograph with her mother, Carole and a previously unseen snap with the kids.

And fans were quick to point out how much Catherine and her mum Carole look alike. One said, 'Carole is gorgeous! Such a family resemblance with Kate.'

Another wrote, 'Duchess Kate looks exactly like her lovely mum.'

A third said, 'Duchess Catherine looks so much like her mother!'

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In the final photograph, Duchess Catherine proved Prince George has a flair for art as she shared the Mother’s Day card he made for her – featuring a vase with flowers.

While the Cambridge’s are celebrating Mother’s Day today, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may not be joining in the festivities.

Despite being new parents to Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, Meghan and Harry now live in Canada – where it’s tradition to celebrate Mother’s Day on 10th May.

Georgia Farquharson

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