Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Celebrate U.K. Mother’s Day with a Message of Support to All the Moms Kicking Butt Out There

In honor of Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are giving moms around the globe a pat on the back for all that they do—especially when childcare options are limited and families are having to get more creative than ever.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex simultaneously gave a nod to Prince Harry’s London upbringing as well as Meghan Markle’s American one and championed mothers on their shared @SussexRoyal Instagram account yesterday.

They posted a graphic featuring their shared royal cipher and the words “Mummy. Mum. Mom. Mama. Granny. Nan. Thank you,” (with a heart emoji, naturally) emblazoned over their signature shade of blue.

As we all know, “Mummy” or “Mum” are quintessentially British ways to refer to a mother, while “Mom” is definitely American. Although they were posting for U.K. Mother’s Day, they still made a concerted effort to pay tribute to the 38-year-old duchess’s American roots.

They also used the titles “Granny” and “Nan,” which we can’t help but assume touch on the fact that the 35-year-old prince has always been so close to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

Their caption read, “No matter what you call your mum, this Mother’s Day in the UK, we honour the mums all over the world who do so much every single day, and now more than ever. Thank you.”

This seemed to reference the fact that many mothers are juggling childcare, remote work and their household simultaneously during this time of social distancing.

To all other mothers around the world, you deserve a round of applause (and a very big glass of wine).


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