By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, the Queen has spoken! According to UsMagazine.com, Queen Elizabeth II gave her formal approval for royal celebrity couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to tie the knot. In a formal statement on Wednesday, the Queen said: “I declare my consent to a contract of matrimony between my most dearly beloved grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which I consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the books of the Privy Council.” So yeah, it’s official! We are as excited as you are about this upcoming celebrity wedding.

It looks like this royal celebrity wedding has been blessed by the Queen! What are some ways to get your family on board with your choice in a partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you’re serious about your partner, you definitely want your fam’s approval. Cupid has a few ways on how to go about that:

1. Discuss your relationship with them: Communication is always essential in any situation. And it goes both ways. Not only should you speak to your family about your partner, your relationship, and the future, but you should also listen to what they have to say in response. If you want them to consider what you’re saying, then you should do the same. And remember, express yourself as clearly as possible.

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2. Avoid being defensive: This isn’t always easy, but not being defensive can help avoid a fight. Remain calm and grounded, even if they are being unreasonable. Why? Because you shouldn’t stoop down to that level — it won’t lead anywhere good. Take deep breaths if necessary. Your family should not be putting you down, and you shouldn’t be putting them down either. Respond to their concerns, and don’t make them feel like their opinions aren’t valid.

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3. Have them spend quality time with your partner: You can all part-take in activities together, especially ones your family loves. Also, make sure your partner understands how important it is for your family and them to get along. The time spent together should be respectful and fun. Give your family the chance to get to know your boyfriend or girlfriend, and vice versa.

What are some ways you got your family to love your other half? Comment below!