Kate Middleton & Prince William Share Photo of Their 3 Kids and the Queen in Honor of Her Majesty’s Birthday

In honor of the queen’s 96th birthday, Kate Middleton and Prince William decided to enter their photo archive and post a heartwarming tribute on social media.

Earlier today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a photo slideshow to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s special day. The first photo features the royal couple conversing with the queen while surrounded by tree trunks (with some beautifully crafted wooden sculptures). But, it was the second pic that really got us excited.

In the throwback photo which was taken at Balmoral Castle in 2018, the monarch is surrounded by her great-grandchildren, including Prince George (8), Princess Charlotte (6), and Prince Louis (3). Also pictured are 4 of her other great-grandchildren, Isla, Savannah, Mia and Lena. Oh, and in case you didn't know, the shot was taken by none other than Kate Middleton.

Her Majesty decided to go with a casual look for the photograph, sporting a yellow button-down shirt with a navy blue cardigan and a checkered skirt. She sits next to her late husband, Prince Philip.

“Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 96th birthday today!” the caption read. “An inspiration to so many across the U.K., the Commonwealth and the world, it’s particularly special to be celebrating in this #PlatinumJubilee year.”

But, the birthday tributes didn’t stop there. Before the queen’s birthday, the official IG account for the royal family posted a never-before-seen portrait of Her Majesty (courtesy of the Royal Windsor Horse Show) holding the reigns of two white horses. According to the caption, the ponies are named Bybeck Katie and Bybeck Nightingale. The snapshot was taken last month at Windsor Castle, where the queen has been residing as of late.

Sending all of our birthday wishes to the queen.

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