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Will and Kate's Families Pair Up Ahead of the Royal Baby's Birth

Jul 12 2013 - 10:05am

Days before Kate Middleton's rumored due date, her royal in-laws invited her commoner family to sit in the royal box at the Coronation Festival Evening Gala at Buckingham Palace. The four-day festival celebrates the 60th anniversary of the queen's coronation, attracting food, shop, and design vendors to the palace grounds.

Over the past few weeks, the royals have been busy preparing for the royal baby's birth [1], and on Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, spent time with Pippa Middleton, her brother, James, and her dad, Michael. Earlier in the day, Camilla revealed the family's excitement [2], saying, "We are very excited. Immensely looking forward to it and waiting for the phone call." Expectant Zara Phillips also attended the event, where she chatted with her cousin Princess Eugenie. Take a look at the festivities.

Kate Middleton's siblings, Pippa and James, sat in the royal box for the event.

Queen Elizabeth II sat beside Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during the Coronation Festival Evening Gala.

Zara Phillips, who's expecting her first child [3] with her husband, Mike Tindall, enjoyed the Coronation Festival Evening Gala.

Princess Eugenie attended the Coronation Festival Evening Gala at Buckingham Palace.

Pippa and Michael Middleton chatted during the festivities.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, attended the gala at Buckingham Palace.

Princess Eugenie and Zara Phillips sat together at the Coronation Festival Evening Gala.


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