Kate Middleton's family invited to the Queen's royal Christmas celebrations
The 86-year-old monarch and her loved ones spend every December 25th at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk - and this year it looks like Carole and Michael Middleton could be joining them.
It's not known whether Kate's sister Pippa or brother James will be taking part in the celebrations.
The Queen reportedly wants the two families to get together so that Kate - her granddaughter-in-law - will join in the celebrations "despite this difficult time".
Kate and husband Prince William
recently announced that they're expecting their first child together, but the pregnancy
hasn't been an easy ride so far.
The Duchess has been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum - an acute form of morning sickness
that can last for months - and was even admitted to hospital for three nights earlier this month.
Kate has been forced to pull out of a number of public engagements since she fell sick and has attended just three events.
She presented two gongs at the Sports Personality Of The Year awards, walking on stage to a huge applause as she joined David Beckham.
The 30-year-old wore a stunning slim-fitting Alexander McQueen
dress, showing no signs yet of a baby bump.
Days later, she and 30-year-old Wills attended a low-key festive lunch with members of their household staff at Bumpkin restaurant in Notting Hill.
And yesterday Kate made an effort to be full of Christmas cheer when she attended the Queen's annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace yesterday.
How exciting that next year there'll be a baby to think about...