Cupid's Pulse Article: Queen Elizabeth II Invites Kate Middleton’s Parents to Join the Royal ChristmasCupid's Pulse Article: Queen Elizabeth II Invites Kate Middleton’s Parents to Join the Royal Christmas

By Nicole Weintraub

Queen Elizabeth II is breaking with tradition by inviting Kate Middleton’s parents to the royal Christmas gathering at Sandringham Estate, according to Prior to now, only royals have been invited to attend. However, the queen is hoping that by extending the invitation to the pregnant Duchess’s family, it will encourage her to attend as well if she feels up to it. Recently, Middleton had been hospitalized for severe morning sickness. Since being released from the hospital, she has been taking it easy with husband Prince William by her side, taking it day by day. Middleton will decide the evening before of the morning of if she will attend the holiday nuptials based on her health.

What are some ways to involve your in-laws in your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

We’ve all heard the dreaded rumors regarding the in-laws. Though, believe it or not having a good relationship with your partner’s family can strengthen your own relationship. Cupid has some advice:

1. Invite them over: Nothing will bring you closer with your in-laws than inviting them over for dinner. The more time you spend with them, the stronger your relationship with them will become.

2. Ask them to babysit: If you have kids, ask them to babysit for them. This will give them a chance to be more involved in your lives as well as your kids’ lives.

3. Call them: If your in-laws live far away and you don’t get to see them too often, give them a call every now and then. Just by showing them that you are thinking of them will mean the world to them and your partner for showing an effort.

How do you involve your in-laws in your relationship? Share your stories with us in the comments below!