Queen leads royal Mother’s Day posts with sweet tribute to her late mum and sister

THE Queen has paid tribute to her late mum and sister, the Queen’s Mother and Princess Margaret, with a sentimental post on Mother’s Day.

Her Majesty, 95, posted a photo of the three of them beaming together on the royal family’s Instagram page.

In the caption, she wrote: “Wishing all those celebrating today a very special Mothering Sunday.”

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother passed away on March 30, 2002 at the age of 101.

She died in her sleep at the Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park, with her surviving daughter Queen Elizabeth II at her bedside.

She'd been suffering from a persistent cold for the previous four months.

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Her younger daughter Princess Margaret had died just seven weeks earlier.

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, took place on April 9, 2002, in Westminster Abbey, London.

Princess Margaret passed away in the February of that year, aged 71, from cardiac problems following a stroke.

Prince William and kids Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, have some very sweet traditions when it comes to celebrating Kate on Mother’s Day each year.

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Mothering Sunday for the Cambridges often involves messy cake-baking sessions, homemade cards and also paying tribute to Diana.

In 2020, royal fans got a sneak peek at the card George had made for his mum, with the adorable DIY creation featuring a jar of flowers, with 3D stuck-on petals and a vase.

Last year, George and his siblings Charlotte and Louis baked Kate an amazing cake for Mother's Day.

While the day is one of celebration, paying tribute to the likes of Kate and also the Queen, it can be a painful day for Prince William and Prince Harry.

Duncan Larcombe, Royal Author and former Royal Editor of The Sun, told Fabulous: “It wasn’t until the aftermath of the Death of Princess Diana in 1997, that Mother’s Day took on an extra significance for the Royals. 

“Since then, the fourth Sunday in the Christian festival of Lent – when Mother’s Day is marked in the UK – is shrouded in sadness for William and Harry. 

“Both the boys have spoken about how difficult they find the day, which for years they would always dread. 

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“Prince Charles and the rest of the family were at pains to throw a ring of cotton wool around Diana’s children on the Mothering Sundays that followed her death.

“But this changed when first William and then Harry had children of their own. 

“Now the focus is on using the day as a chance to tell their children about the amazing grandmother they never met.”

Princess Charlotte and Prince George and Louis write touching Mother's Day cards to "Granny Diana".

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