Celebs in the UK shared heart-warming posts in celebration of Mother’s Day, observed on the fourth Sunday in the season of Lent each year.
Leading the way was Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, who shared a throwback snap with her lookalike daughters Alexa, 14, and Hollie, eight, as well as her mother Judith, and urged her social media followers to follow UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s advice to ‘stay safe’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Former TOWIE star Dan Osborne expressed his gratitude towards his wife Jacqueline Jossa as he hailed her ‘an amazing mummy’ alongside a series of sweet images of their daughters Ella, five, and Mia, 20 months.
Happy Mother’s Day! Amanda Holden (pictured left with daughters Alexa, 14, and Hollie, eight, and her mother Judith) and Dan Osborne (his wife Jacqueline Jossa and their kids Ella, five, and Mia, 20 months, right) shared sweet tributes on Sunday
TV and radio presenter Amanda, 49, honoured the special occasion with a radiant family image, alongside the caption: ‘Flash back to a day we were all together… stay safe , stay strong♥️.’ [sic]
Dan, 29 – who fathers son Teddy, six, with ex Megan Tomlin – cheered on the former EastEnders star’s role as a parent as he wrote: ‘Happy Mother’s Day ❤️ You’re an amazing mummy & these babies absolutely adore you. Thank you for everything you do for all of the kids, you’re appreciated and loved more than you could imagine ❤️❤️❤️.’ [sic]
Taking to the Kensington Palace Royal Instagram account, the Duke, 37, and Duchess of Cambridge, 38, posted a selection of photos, including the handmade efforts of the young royal, six, which features a yellow vase with a bunch of red flowers.
Alongside a series of throwback photos, the couple shared a message of support to those who may not be able to spend time with their loved ones amid the coronavirus pandemic and penned: ‘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.’
Powerful message: TV and radio presenter Amanda, 49, honoured the special occasion with a radiant family image, alongside the caption: ‘Flash back to a day we were all together… stay safe , stay strong♥️.’ [sic]
‘These babies absolutely adore you’: Dan, 29 – who fathers son Teddy, six, with ex Megan Tomlin – cheered on the former EastEnders star’s role as a parent
Taking to the Kensington Palace Royal Instagram account, the Duke, 37, and Duchess of Cambridge, 38, posted a selection of photos to celebrate Mother’s Day. Pictured, Prince William and Kate Middleton with their children in Norfolk
Earlier in the week, Abbey and her daughter Sophia, nine, posed together for a sweet Mother’s Day photoshoot to promote a new fashion range from Lipsy.
The UK Prime Minister Boris has urged celebrators to ‘spare them the risk of catching a very dangerous disease’ amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus was classed a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) last week, leading countries such as Italy, Spain, China and the UK to implement nationwide lockdowns.
The politician said in a message by The Mail On Sunday: ‘The sad news is that means staying away. This year the best thing is to ring her, videocall her, Skype her, but avoid unnecessary physical contact or proximity.
‘And why? Because if your mother is elderly or vulnerable, then I am afraid all the statistics show that she is much more likely to die from coronavirus.
We cannot disguise or sugar-coat the threat. The numbers are stark, and they are accelerating. We are only two or three weeks behind Italy.
The Italians have a superb health system, yet their doctors and nurses have been overwhelmed by the demand. The death toll there is already in the thousands and climbing.
Unless we act together in Britain, unless we make the heroic and collective national effort to slow the spread, then it is all too likely that our own NHS will be similarly overwhelmed.
That is why this country has taken the steps that it has, imposing restrictions never seen before either in peace or war. We have closed schools, pubs, bars, restaurants and gyms, and we are asking people to stay and work at home if they possibly can.
To help businesses and workers through the crisis, we have come up with unprecedented packages of support. All of this is putting our country, and our society, under enormous strain.
But already this crisis is also bringing out the best in us all – in the army of volunteers that has sprung up to help the vulnerable, in the millions of acts of kindness, in the work of all the people who are continuing to provide essential services – from transport workers to supermarket staff to health and social care workers.
Yes, this disease is forcing us apart – at least physically. But it is also the crucible in which we are already forging new bonds of togetherness and altruism and sharing. This country will be changed by coronavirus, but there is every reason to think we will come through it stronger and better than ever before.
And the more effectively we follow the medical advice, the faster we will bounce back to health – medically and economically.
So this Mother’s Day let’s do everything we can to show our respect and love to those who gave us life – and minimise the risk to their own lives.
Bit by bit, day by day, we are all helping to delay the spread of the disease and to give our amazing NHS staff the time to prepare for the peak.
So follow the advice, send your love to your mother by phone or video-call. Stay at home, protect our NHS, and together we will save thousands of lives.’