Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are two of the most prominent women in the British royal family. Even if, technically, Meghan is no longer considered a royal senior. The two women have regularly made headlines in their fashion choices, and both have been married to men dear to the British public since childhood.
Meghan and Kate are both mothers, with Kate taking care of three cubs and Meghan discovering the ropes with her one-year-old son Archie Harrison. With Mother’s Day varying from nation to nation, many royal fans wonder how and when Kate and Meghan celebrate Mother’s Day.
How did Meghan Markle celebrate her first Mother’s Day?
Meghan gave birth to Archie Harrison in May 2019, while she and Prince Harry were still senior members of the British royal family. The birth of Archie Harrison was a cause for celebration in England, with thousands of impatient fans awaiting the baby’s first glimpse.
Since Archie Harrison was born in early May, Meghan has been able to celebrate her first American Mother’s Day in 2019 as a brand new mom. Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland was said to have stayed with the couple when Archie was born, which probably made the occasion even more special.
American Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May each year, and since Markle was born and raised in California, it is likely that she celebrates both American Mother’s Day and “Mother’s Sunday” from the United Kingdom, which is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. The couple actually greeted moms around the world on March 22, when they shared a special Mothering Sunday post on their Instagram account.
Kate Middleton had a low key celebration
Kate has celebrated UK Mother’s Day since 2014, having given birth to her first child, Prince George, in July 2013. Since then, she has had two other children, Princess Charlotte in 2015 and Prince Louis in 2018.
As a mother of three, the Duchess of Cambridge has a very busy schedule. Therefore, it is likely that Prince William will make sure to do something special for Mother’s Day.
This year, Mother’s Day was slightly different for Kate. With the royal family in quarantine, reports say that Prince William, Kate and their children probably spent most of their time in their country house in Norfolk. The family posted on their Instagram page in honor of the special day and included a snapshot of the sweet card Prince George made for his mother.
Even though Kate couldn’t afford a lavish vacation or weekend, she probably enjoyed Mother’s Day, all the same, surrounded by her loving family. And since Kate doesn’t have many national ties to the United States, the Duchess probably doesn’t celebrate American Mother’s Day.
Meghan Markle will she celebrate Mother’s Day in the United States?
American Mother’s Day will also be very different for Meghan. Earlier this spring, Meghan and Prince Harry moved to Los Angeles, to be closer to her mother and pursue their own commercial interests.
With California still under heavy stress, Meghan and Prince Harry are unlikely to be able to leave the house for a fine dinner or a family day out. However, with this year’s vacation so close to Archie Harrison’s first birthday, the family will certainly find a way to celebrate in the comfort of their brand new home.
Fans shouldn’t be looking for Meghan and Prince Harry to post anything for Mother’s Day this year, they recently announced that they will no longer follow their Sussex Royal Instagram account.