scorecardKing Charles III honors Queen Elizabeth II with a rare photo on the first UK Mother's Day since her death
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King Charles III honors Queen Elizabeth II with a rare photo on the first UK Mother's Day since her death

Clay Walker   

King Charles III honors Queen Elizabeth II with a rare photo on the first UK Mother's Day since her death
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  • King Charles III posted a rare photo of himself and Queen Elizabeth II for Mother's Day in the UK.
  • The photo commemorates the country's first Mother's Day since Queen Elizabeth's death.

King Charles III shared a rare photo of himself and his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, for Mother's Day in the UK via the royal family's Instagram account.

The photo shows a smiling baby King Charles standing on Queen Elizabeth's lap.

"To all mothers everywhere, and to those who may be missing their mums today, we are thinking of you and wishing you a special #MothersDay," the caption read.

A second photo in the Instagram carousel featured Queen Camilla with her mother, Rosalind Shand. Shand died from osteoporosis, a bone disease, in 1994.

"Seeing someone you love die slowly, in agony, and knowing nothing about the disease that killed them is heart-breaking," Camilla wrote of her mother's death in a 2011 article for the Daily Mail.

Following Queen Elizabeth's death in September, King Charles gave a speech, his first as king, to commemorate her life.

"I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow," King Charles said.

"Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen — my beloved Mother — was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother; for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example."

Queen Elizabeth also spoke highly of King Charles while she was alive. In 2018, Queen Elizabeth toasted him at his 70th birthday party.

"Over his 70 years, Philip and I have seen Charles become a champion of conservation and the arts, a great charitable leader — a dedicated and respected heir to the throne to stand comparison with any in history — and a wonderful father," Queen Elizabeth said in her speech.

King Charles' coronation, where he will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort, is scheduled for May 6.




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