Bill Gates’ daughters pay tribute to their mother Melinda as she turns 58

Bill Gates’ daughters pay tribute to their mother Melinda as she turns 58

Jennifer and Phoebe Gates celebrated their mother Melinda French Gates’ 58th birthday with heartwarming tributes on Monday.

The sisters, who are the only daughters of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his ex-wife, each took to Instagram to post photos of themselves with their mother in honor of their special day.

Jennifer, 26, opted for a sweet snap of herself kneeling down to speak to her mum on her wedding day last fall, writing: “Wishing the happiest to the woman I look up to every day birthday [sic].’

Jennifer Gates, 26, shared a sweet photo of herself with her mother, Melinda French Gates, on their wedding anniversary last fall, to wish her mother a happy 58th birthday on Monday

Jennifer's younger sister, 19-year-old Phoebe Gates, also paid tribute to her mother on Instagram for her birthday.  Melinda is pictured with Jennifer Jennifer's younger sister, 19-year-old Phoebe Gates, also paid tribute to her mother on Instagram for her birthday.  Melinda is pictured with her daughter Phoebe

Jennifer’s younger sister, 19-year-old Phoebe Gates, also paid tribute to her mother on Instagram for her birthday. Melinda is pictured with Jennifer (left) and Phoebe (right).

Just hours after her older sister's post, Phoebe shared photos of herself with her mom when she was a little girl to wish her a happy birthday

Just hours after her older sister’s post, Phoebe shared photos of herself with her mom when she was a little girl to wish her a happy birthday

Phoebe gushed in the caption that Melinda is the

Phoebe gushed in the caption that Melinda is the “most incredible woman,” adding, “It’s hard to grasp how blessed I am to call you my mother as well as my person.”

The medical student, who is the eldest of her parents’ three children, married fellow equestrian Nayel Nassar on October 16, 2021 in Westchester County, New York.

In the picture, Jennifer’s back is turned away from the camera as she crouches down in her wedding dress for a special with her mother, who is seated at her table.

Meanwhile, Phoebe, 19, announced on Instagram Stories on Sunday that she was “back to London” in time for her mum’s birthday – where she stayed with Melinda.

Just hours after her older sister’s post, Phoebe shared photos of herself with her mom when she was a little girl to wish her a happy birthday.

In a black-and-white snap, Melinda holds her youngest daughter's hand as they run across the yard together

In a black-and-white snap, Melinda holds her youngest daughter’s hand as they run across the yard together

On Sunday, Phoebe revealed on her Instagram Stories that she is

On Sunday, Phoebe revealed on her Instagram Stories that she is “back to London” in time for her mother’s birthday

The first snap shows Melinda sitting on a swing with a two-headed Phoebe on her lap. In the next black and white picture, she holds her youngest daughter’s hand as they walk through the yard together.

“Happy Birthday to the most incredible woman. to know you is to love you. As I reflect on this day, it’s hard to grasp how blessed I am to call you my mother as well as myself,” the teen wrote in the caption.

Phoebe’s tribute comes just a week after she spent some time in London with her boyfriend and mother.

Sharing photos from their weekend together, including a sweet pic of herself snuggled up next to her boyfriend at dinner, she wrote, “Love having you here with me [heart emoji].’

The Stanford University student was dressed to impress in a $2,170 hand-embroidered mini dress from the Annie’s x Clio Peppiatt Capsule Collection.

Inspired by Victorian fairy tale illustrations, the sparkling midnight blue dress depicts a whimsical scene of gold beaded fairies dancing under the moon.

Phoebe is the youngest child of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda.  She and Jennifer also have a 23-year-old brother, Rory Gates (far right)

Phoebe is the youngest child of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda. She and Jennifer also have a 23-year-old brother, Rory Gates (far right)

Jennifer and Phoebe are pictured with Rory at his graduation from the University of Chicago in June

Jennifer and Phoebe are pictured with Rory at his graduation from the University of Chicago in June

Phoebe has been spending a lot of time with her mum in London this summer.  They are pictured at the Sketch Restaurant and Gallery on August 1st Phoebe has been spending a lot of time with her mum in London this summer.  They are pictured at the Sketch Restaurant and Gallery on August 1st

Phoebe has been spending a lot of time with her mum in London this summer. They are pictured at the Sketch Restaurant and Gallery on August 1st

“Thank you for making me feel like a butterfly. Dress and changes by @cliopeppiatt @anniesibiza,” she captioned two photos of herself striking a pose in the dress.

Phoebe also documented her adventures from earlier in the day, sharing shots of her mother walking in front of her in a crisp white button-down dress and tiered pleated skirt.

“Who let this pretty lady roam the streets of London?” she captioned the video.

The mother and daughter posed for a photo together over lunch, and Phoebe matched her mother in white, although she opted for a cute strapless dress.

“I love you mom,” she wrote in the on-screen text.

Another picture from the day showed Phoebe’s boyfriend sitting in a park chatting with her mother. Melinda appears to be a fan of her youngest daughter’s new husband.

Phoebe posted photos of her mum meeting her boyfriend in London last week (pictured)

Phoebe posted photos of her mum meeting her boyfriend in London last week (pictured)

Phoebe snuggled up to her mystery boyfriend while having dinner with him during his visit

Phoebe snuggled up to her mystery boyfriend while having dinner with him during his visit

Phoebe wore a $2,170 hand-embroidered mini dress from the Annie's x Clio Peppiatt capsule collection, which featured fairies with gold beads dancing under the moon

Phoebe wore a $2,170 hand-embroidered mini dress from the Annie’s x Clio Peppiatt capsule collection, which featured fairies with gold beads dancing under the moon

The Stanford University coed showed off her outfit one last time after dinner, revealing she borrowed her mum's pink purse for the night

The Stanford University coed showed off her outfit one last time after dinner, revealing she borrowed her mum’s pink purse for the night

The mother-of-three could be seen listening intently to what he was saying while Phoebe rested her leg comfortably on his.

It’s unclear how long Phoebe’s boyfriend has stayed with them in the UK or how much longer she will be staying with her mother.

Phoebe’s visit to her boyfriend’s London home came just weeks after she first introduced him to Instagram, which seemingly made their romance official on social media. However, she has yet to reveal his name or their relationship status.

The picture showed him giving her a kiss on the cheek as she leaned in towards him, a gesture many took as a confirmation of their romance.

The image was quickly reposted by multiple accounts on Instagram and Twitter, with dozens of users making racist comments about the couple.

Online trolls insinuated that Phoebe’s boyfriend was using her for her family’s money and that her father would not approve of their interracial relationship.

Phoebe's visit to her boyfriend's London home came weeks after she first introduced him to Instagram, prompting a spate of racial abuse online about their relationship

Phoebe’s visit to her boyfriend’s London home came weeks after she first introduced him to Instagram, prompting a spate of racial abuse online about their relationship

Ignoring the vitriol, Phoebe posted another romantic snap of herself with her boyfriend after online trolls crudely suggested he was only using her for her family's money

Ignoring the vitriol, Phoebe posted another romantic snap of herself with her boyfriend after online trolls crudely suggested he was only using her for her family’s money

Phoebe (pictured with her dad in June) will start her sophomore year at Stanford University next month

Phoebe (pictured with her dad in June) will start her sophomore year at Stanford University next month

Bill, who is one of the richest men in the world with an estimated net worth of $123.7 billion, announced at a TED conference in Canada in 2014 that he intends to leave most of his wealth to his family’s foundation.

But that didn’t stop social media users from throwing dirty suggestions about Phoebe’s new romance, with several rudely urging the unnamed suitor to “get her pregnant,” while others claimed he’d “secured the bag.”

Phoebe ignored the vitriol and posted another romantic snap of herself with her boyfriend to her Instagram Stories.

The picture showed him kissing her on the cheek during an evening outing in London last month.

Melinda also shares a son, Rory, 23, with her ex-husband but Phoebe’s siblings were not photographed with them in London.

Phoebe is likely to return to the States in the next few weeks as Stanford’s fall quarter begins on Sept. 26.