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14 heartfelt celebrity Mother's Day tributes: from Holly Willoughby to the Queen

These stars celebrated Mothering Sunday with sweet photos...

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Nichola Murphy
Nichola MurphyWeddings Editor
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With many celebrities still separated from their families amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there are more Mother's Day tributes online than ever before. From Victoria Beckham to Holly Willoughby, many celebrity mums are sharing sweet photos with their children and their own mothers to mark Mothering Sunday. 

Keep scrolling to see heartfelt Mother's Day tributes…


Sarah Ferguson

It's clear that Sarah Ferguson is a doting grandmother to baby August, the first child of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Prince Andrew's ex-wife paid a heartfelt tribute to him on Mother's Day as she shared a collage of photos of her late mum, Susan Barrantes, who passed away in 1998.

She wrote: "To my mum, you are with me everyday and you would be so proud of your Great Grandson August. Thank you for all you taught me and the joy you showed me."


SEE: 24 adorable photos of royal mums doting on their children


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Holly Willoughby

She may be a doting mum to three children Harry, Belle and Chester, but Holly Willoughby still took the time to pay tribute to her own mum on Mother's Day. 

Next to a sweet snap of makeup-free Holly with her lookalike mum, she wrote: "There she is... the best part of me... I just want to be in my pyjamas, eating your food, in your house... can’t wait to be close to you... we all need a cuddle from our mums... love you soooo much mumma ... happy Mother’s Day you beautiful miracle x ."

Ruth Langsford

After months of not being able to spend time with her mum, Ruth Langsford is counting down the days until she can celebrate their usual Sunday tradition – drinking sherry and making a roast dinner!

She shared a video of Joan peeling potatoes in the kitchen and added: "Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful Mums out there....looking forward to drinking sherry and dancing around the kitchen with my wonderful Mum again soon  #mothersday."

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The Queen

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's official Instagram account Clarence House posted two photos on Mother's Day, one of which was dedicated to Her Majesty The Queen. The caption read: "Wishing everyone a happy Mothering Sunday. 

"[Photo] 1 - The Duke of Rothesay attends the Braemar Highland Games with his mother, Her Majesty The Queen, in 2010. (© PA) 

"[Photo] 2 - The Duchess of Cornwall at home with her mother in 1990."


READ: The Queen eats a surprising simple breakfast on Mother's Day


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Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden shared a sweet photo with her daughters Lexi and Hollie, who treated their mum to breakfast in bed on Sunday.

The Heart Radio star gushed: "Happy Mother’s Day! So grateful for my two gorgeous girls who woke me up with a coffee and marmalade on toast this morning. Thinking of those of you who have lost a mum or the hope of being one and sending my love."

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Gemma Atkinson

Gorka Marquez took the opportunity to share a sweet post dedicated to his fiance Gemma Atkinson, who is the mother of his baby girl Mia. Next to three adorable photos of the mother-daughter duo, the Strictly professional wrote: "HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! Thanks for being the best mum Mia could wish for. @glouiseatkinson."

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Princess Diana

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a series of handwritten notes from their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on Mother's Day. They were written to their late grandmother, Princess Diana, whom they referred to as "Granny Diana." 

In part, the post read: "For those experiencing bereavement, today may be particularly challenging. Each year on Mother’s Day, George, Charlotte and Louis make cards remembering their Granny, Diana, for William. Whatever your circumstances, we are thinking of you this Mother’s Day."


PHOTOS: Royal mums before and after birth: Blooming bumps to bouncing babies!


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Alex Jones

The One Show host Alex Jones shared two snaps on Instagram: one selfie with her mum and another with her two sons Teddy and Kit. "Happy Mother’s Day Mam. I can't believe that it’s been so long since we were all together!! Thank you for helping me become a mother that I hope the boys will be proud of. I miss you and can’t wait for a big cwtch!! X," she wrote.

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Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge was treated to an incredible homemade cake by her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The royals shared a photo of the dessert on their official Instagram account, Kensington Royal, as well as one of a young Kate with her mum Carole Middleton.


READ: A look back at the Queen's birth stories


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Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly reposted a throwback photo of herself with her daughter Rosie as a little girl. Rosie's original message to her mum read: "Happy Mother’s Day @lorrainekellysmith, always right behind me."

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Vogue Williams

Spencer Matthews penned a heartfelt message to his wife Vogue Williams, describing her as "the best mother of all time" to their two children Theodore and Gigi.

Next to a snap of Vogue covering her face, the former Made in Chelsea star wrote, in part: "Before meeting you I would have thought it unlikely that I would find someone equally as amazing as my own mother but low and behold, here you are.

"Our family couldn’t be luckier to have you and we are so grateful for everything you do for us. You are so admirable - Hard working yet fun and beautiful always, inside and out. Today is your day... Let’s make it memorable. We love you @voguewilliams."

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Victoria Beckham

David Beckham penned a heartfelt message to his wife Victoria, who is the mother of his four children, and both of their mums Sandra and Jackie on Mothering Sunday.

The caption read: "Happy Mother’s Day to all the mummy’s out there xx We love you @victoriabeckham @sandra_beckham49 @jackie.adams_ for everything you give to us."


PHOTOS: 9 celebrities celebrating Mother's Day for the very first time


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Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington is now a doting mum to daughter Summer and new baby boy Albie, but she suggested she takes inspiration from her own mother when it comes to parenting. "If I'm even half the mum that my mum is then I'm doing well! She's the absolute best. @adlingtonkay."

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Dee Koppang

Dermot O'Leary's wife celebrated her first Mother's Day after welcoming baby Kasper in June 2020. Sharing a photo of a hand-stitched piece of clothing that read 'Mamma Kasper', Dee joked: "Feeling hugely lucky & loved on my first Mother’s Day...And - it turns out Kasper has excellent taste in presents. Bonus."

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