The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge aren't afraid to use their Instagram (@Kensingtonroyal) to convey emotive messages, or photos, to the public.
From Kate sharing favourite photos from her Hold Still campaign to intimate snaps of the family, offering the public a glimpse into their private family life, the royal couple use their social media to spread uplifting, important and sometimes moving messages of hope and support.
And their latest Instagram upload is just that: an emotional video of Irish Guardsman Lcpl Laverty being reunited with his young son.
Kensington Palace's official page reposted the moving clip, in which Lcpl Laverty's little boy can be seen running across a football pitch to jump into his dad's arms.
Prince William is Colonel of the Irish Guards, and was appointed in 2011 after taking over from Major General Sir Sebastian Roberts. While the Queen is the regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief, so the reunion is one that will be close to home.
The video was captioned: 'A sweet moment as Lcpl Laverty of the @IrishGuards, of which Prince William is Colonel, returns home from training to surprise his son.'
And fans were quick to comment on their emotional response to the clip:
'The most precious jewels that can be worn around your neck are the arms of your children. What a beautiful moment — I'm teary here,' said one.
'Oh my goodness had me tears what a wonderful surprise,' added another, while a third commented:
'Oh. My. Word. I’m crying watching this beautiful moment between father and son.'
The video comes just after two of the Cambridge's own children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, returned to St. Thomas's School in Battersea after several months of being homeschooled.
Writing for Vanity Fair, royal expert Katie Nicholl explained that George and Charlotte are 'thrilled' to be back in the classroom:
She writes: 'While Kensington Palace did not release any images of the children’s first day back, George who has moved into Year 3 and Charlotte who is in Year 1 are said to be thrilled to be back at school with their friends, even though some activities such as swimming have been suspended [due to the pandemic].'
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