This year marks the first Mother's Day King Charles is celebrating since the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed on September 8 2022.

07:15, Sun, Mar 19, 2023 | UPDATED: 07:28, Sun, Mar 19, 2023

King Charles being held as a child by the late Queen

King Charles marked Mother's Day with a tweet (Image: ROYAL FAMILY/TWITTER)

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King Charles and Queen Camilla have marked Mother's Day in a poignant and personal way. Their Majesties' official Twitter account shared two throwback pictures.

In the first one, a young Princess Elizabeth holds her smiling firstborn on her lap. 

In the second, most recent picture, Camilla pays tribute to her mother, Rosalind Shand.  

The tweet was accompanied by a message reading: "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." 

This is the first Mother's Day King Charles celebrates without his mother Elizabeth II at his side. 

Camilla smiling next to her mother

Queen Camilla's mother was Rosalind Shand (Image: ROYAL FAMILY/TWITTER)

Her Late Majesty died on September 8 aged 96, having served the country for 70 years. 

Mrs Shand, wife of Major Bruce Shand, died in 1994 after having suffered for years of severe osteoporosis. 

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