The monarch has not yet met Kate's parents, and has no plans to do so until the big day in April
The palace has confirmed that the monarch has never met Michael and Carole Middleton, despite their daughter’s engagement to Prince William – and that they will most likely not be introduced until the big day.
‘This is not a snub,’ says an official spokesperson from the palace.
‘It is just that the Queen has not yet felt the need to meet Miss Middleton’s parents. At present there are no plans for her to do so in the run-up to the wedding, but if she chooses to do so, it will be a private matter.’
This comes despite the fact that the Queen is the official host of the Royal Wedding, with the invites going out bearing her name.
There have been a handful of occasions at which the Queen and the Middletons were both present – such as William & Kate’s St Andrews graduation in 2005, and the Prince’s passing out parade at Sandhurst in 2008 – but they were never introduced.
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