Prince William and Kate took them away for a few days in the French Alps: "It was a lovely moment for them," says a royal source

By Simon Perry
March 07, 2016 07:45 AM
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With his rosy red cheeks and excitement in his eyes, Prince George looks like he is ready for action while his little sister Princess Charlotte is in awe of the fluffy snow on their first skiing vacation.

The little royals – George, 2, and Charlotte, 10 months – were taken on a short break to the snowy French Alps last week, and their parents released these cute new pictures when they returned.

In the intimate shots, parents Prince William, 33, and Princess Kate, 34, showed their competitive spirit, as they teased each other with a snowball fight for the cameras.

It is the first time they have been on a family vacation abroad and it was “the first time the children had played in snow like that before,” says a royal source. “It was a lovely moment for them as a family. They had a lovely time.”

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The couple arrived midweek last week and the pictures were taken by John Stillwell of British wire service the Press Association. They were in the French Alps for a few days.

It’s been a few years since the sporty pair have been away skiing. It used to be an almost annual event for the couple, who often vacationed with their families, before they had George. Some of the earliest pictures of the young royals were taken on skiing trips in the Alps when they first started dating.

This week, they are back at their royal duties, with the couple highlighting the issue of male suicide in a visit on Thursday and then heading to a charity for young people in inner London on Friday.

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