Prince William released a never-before-seen photo for Father's Day, but Kate Middleton was absent.

The candid portrait shows William with his arms around Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Kate's absence triggered debate on social media, with fans questioning why she wasn't in the photo.

Some speculated that it was a tribute from Kate to highlight William's loving nature.

Interestingly, Kate was present at the event but chose not to be part of the Father's Day image.

The heartwarming photo was shared on Instagram with a caption and a red heart emoji.

Prince Louis, their youngest child, stands behind William, giving a big smile.

The family also honored Queen Elizabeth by sitting on a bench gifted for her 90th birthday.

The photo was taken on the Windsor Estate by Millie Pilkington, the same day as Prince Louis' birthday portraits.

The portrait was released after the family celebrated Trooping the Colour in London.