The event will be held at the Sandringham Estate and Kateâs parents will be first ever non-royals to join the royal familyâs annual Christmas celebrations. Until now, the celebration have exclusively reserved for the Royal family.
According to Us Weekly, The Queen hopes that the move will encourage Kate Middleton, who is expecting her first child, to participate in the festivities, âdespite this difficult time.â
By âdifficult timeâ, obviously refers to Kateâs recovering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or in layman terms, a severe morning sickness related to her pregnancy. The Duchess of Cambridge had to be hospitalized eventually and many of her scheduled arrangements had to be cancelled, while sheâs recovering.
However, Kate, who is married to Prince William, felt increasingly healthy in the following days, and even attended the BBCâs âSports Personality of the Year Awardsâ show on December 16. Two days afterwards, she and Prince William, hosted a low-profile lunch party for their 27 member staff at Londonâs Bumpkin restaurant.