Meghan Markle's Mother's Day pic was a secret tribute to Diana

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Yesterday, Meghan Markle celebrated her first Mother's Day (it's a different date in the US and other countries) by posting a picture of Archie on Instagram, and naturally it's already gone viral.

Shared on Meghan and Harry's official account, SussexRoyal, it showed Meghan's hand holding baby Archie's adorable tiny feet.

It came with the caption, '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. Quote from “lands” by @nayyirah.waheed: my mother was my first country; the first place I ever lived.'

With this post, the Duchess celebrated all mothers, including Princess Diana it seems. In the background of the picture, you can see a blanket of Forget-Me-Nots, which were the late royal's favourite flowers, and of course the post mentioned those 'lost but forever remembered'.

It wouldn't be the first time Meghan and Harry want to include his mother in special moments in their lives. The Duchess' engagement ring is made with a diamond that used to belong to Diana, whilst she wore her ring on her wedding day too.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

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