Kate Middleton Smiles With Her 3 Kids In First Official Photo Since Abdominal Surgery

Princess Kate Middleton appeared in a new photo with her three kids to mark Mother’s Day in the U.K. In the photo, Kate is seen sitting in a chair as her kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis smile around her. “Thank you for your kind wishes and continued support over the last two months. Wishing everyone a happy Mother’s Day. C,” the caption read. A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said the photo was taken by Prince William in Windsor earlier this week. This marks the first official photo the public has seen of Kate since she underwent abdominal surgery in January. Following the photo’s release, Princess of Wales issued an apology after major news agencies pulled the image from publication amid concerns it had been manipulated. “Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused. I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day,” her statement read.