Poignantly, the flowers in the background are Forget-Me-Nots - Princess Diana's favourite. They symbolise true love and memories. The Telegraph reports Lady Jane Fellowes, Diana's sister, was one of the first relatives to meet Archie. Lady Jane gave a beautiful reading at Harry and Meghan's wedding. "The winter is past, the rain is over and gone... Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it." By all accounts, the Spencer family have been incredibly supportive and welcoming.
I've mentioned before, I think Meghan is very much involved in writing posts for the Instagram account. Today's post had a very personal feel to it. The photo was accompanied by the following: "Paying tribute to all mothers today - past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honor and celebrate each and every one of you. Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe. This is the first Mother’s Day for The Duchess of Sussex."
It concluded with a quote from Lands by Nayyirah Waheed.
my first country;
the first place I ever lived.
The writer and artist has published two books of poetry. She describes herself as a "quiet poet" who prefers to remain as private as possible despite her profile. Her poems are concise, stirring, and focus on themes of love, feminism, parenthood, identity and racism. The Duchess has long been a fan and on International Women's Day 2017 she shared a tweet featuring a quote from Waheed's self-published piece Salt, in which Waheed offers her daughter advice and tells her it is not her beauty that will get her through life, but her confidence. "Knowing your worth can save your life". Click here to view more of Nayyirah Waheed's work on Instagram.
Wishing the Duchess, and all those celebrating, a very Happy Mother's Day!