Amid rumors that a royal engagement is imminent, Kate Middleton's parents were spotted weekending at Queen Elizabeth's Balmoral estate in Scotland.
Michael and Carole Middleton spent the weekend with their daughter and Prince William at Birkhall, Prince Charles’s private residence on the Balmoral estate.
The move is seen as highly symbolic; former aides suggested that the middle-class Middleton family were now firmly welcomed into the royal fold, reports the Daily Mail. "It’s just a matter of time," one aid told the paper.
Kate’s parents were photographed receiving instructions in shooting. "This is the Middletons being taught to be able to join the royals at play," according to the Daily Mail's source.