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Kate Middleton's Parents Meet Queen Elizabeth for Lunch

Celebrity News Apr. 20, 2011 AT 5:08PM
Kate Middleton's Parents Meet Queen Elizabeth for Lunch Credit: POOL/Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images; Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Meeting the in-laws can be nerve-wracking-- especially when your daughter is marrying into the royal family!

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Kate Middleton's parents, Carole and Michael, joined Queen Elizabeth for an introductory lunch on Wednesday. A palace source tells Us Weekly: "Catherine's parents, Carole and Michael, had a private lunch with Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle today."

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This was the Middletons' first time meeting the Queen, 84. The source told Us: "Neither Kate nor William were present, however, certain members of the royal household were present."

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Middleton's parents came from humble beginnings: they both worked as flight attendants prior to founding Party Pieces, a mail order company that sells party supplies and decorations.

For more on the Royal Wedding, including rare photos, interviews with family and friends, details on Kate's new life as a princess and a tour of their lavish homes, order a copy of Us Weekly's Will & Kate: The Royal Wedding now.

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