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Meghan Markle celebrates first UK Mother's Day with Archie and shares sweet message

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a poignant message on Instagram to mark Mother's Day (Image: SplashNews.com)

Meghan Markle and Harry have shared a poignant Mother's Day message as they prepare to quit the royal family at the end of the month.

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The post, shared on the Sussex Royal Instagram account, simply says: "Mummy. Mum. Mom. Mama. Granny. Nan. Thank you."

The message was shared on the couple's Instagram account (Image: SussexRoyal/Instagram)

Today marks Meghan's first UK Mother's Day since giving birth to 10-month-old son Archie.

Its 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."

It comes as millions around the world are forced to spend the day apart from their mums due to the coronavirus crisis.

Diana, Princess of Wales, with her children Prince William and Prince Harry (Image: kensingtonroyal/Instagram)

Earlier today, Prince William, Harry's brother, and Kate Middleton shared a new picture of Kate carrying a laughing Princess Charlotte.

The couple voiced support for families "at this difficult time".

Kate Middleton is seen playing with Princess Catherine in the moving Instagram post (Image: kensingtonroyal/Instagram)

The moving post by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also includes pictures of William and Harry with their mum Princess Diana, and a baby Kate being held by her mum Carole.

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It also showed a Mother's Day card that Prince George had made his mum.

The Queen is reportedly communicating with her loved ones using video calls on FaceTime and Skype as drastic measures are put in place.

The 93-year-old monarch is at Windsor Castle with the Duke of Edinburgh, with both practicing social distancing to stay safe. 

A Mother's Day card from Prince George to his mum (Image: kensingtonroyal/Instagram)

This morning Kensington Palace tweeted: "To mothers new and old and families spending today together and apart - we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Happy Mother's Day."

Six-year-old George's colourful card - an expertly-crafted collage made of card, paint and tissue paper - depicted a yellow vase with three red flowers.

A young Prince Charles plays in the Clarence House garden with his mother, Princess Elizabeth, in 1950 (Image: Twitter @clarencehouse)

The royal family account tweeted: "Mothering Sunday is a chance to thank and celebrate all mothers and caregivers, wherever they may be.

"So to all Mums everywhere, we are thinking of you, and wish you a very special Mother's Day."

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Clarence House wished people a Happy Mother's Day "particularly in a year when families may not be able to be together".

Baby Kate with her mum Carole (Image: kensingtonroyal/Instagram)

The post featured an image of a young Prince Charles playing in the Clarence House garden with his mother in 1950.

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Harry and Meghan suffered a blow last week when the global pandemic caused the cancellation of the Invictus Games, which were scheduled to go ahead in May.

In a statement, organisers said that they can no longer take place as planned.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with baby Archie (Image: PA)

They added: "We are now investigating all options to reschedule the Invictus Games, subject to the availability of key facilities and resources, to May or June 2021.

"Significant planning to scope and confirm this option is underway.

"This decision was taken in consultation with the participating nations’ teams and in close coordination with local and national authorities to limit the impact of the pandemic on all parties involved in the delivery of, and particularly participation in, the Games.

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