Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have asked Duchess Catherine to move in with them next year.

There is little doubt she will spend time with Charles and Camilla during that time. They are genuinely fond of her and want to help her as much as they can.

The heir to the British throne and wife are worried Catherine will be lonely when her husband Prince William is deployed to the Falkland Islands and have invited her to stay with them at St. James' Palace in London for the duration of his overseas trip.

A royal insider told the Daily Star: "Catherine gets on well with the in-laws, especially Camilla who is another 'outsider' who has been accepted into the Royal Family.

"There is little doubt she will spend time with Charles and Camilla during that time. They are genuinely fond of her and want to help her as much as they can."

Charles and Camilla have already invited William and Catherine to spend New Year's Eve (31.12.11) with them at Birkhall in Scotland and are looking forward to showing off their recent home improvements.

A source recently said: "It will depend on whether William has to work over New Year but Charles and Camilla love having them to stay and hope they will be able to make it. Charles has installed a woodchip boiler which he's keen to show off."