6 Snaps From William and Kate's Family Ski Holiday
It was George and Charlotte's first time playing in the snow
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 7, 2016 9:56 AM CST
Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a private break skiing in the French Alps on Thursday.   (John Stillwell)
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(Newser) – Kensington Palace has released photos of Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, and their children George and Charlotte on a ski holiday in the French Alps. The six images published Monday show William, Kate, 2 1/2-year-old George, and 10-month-old Charlotte on the snowy slopes last week, reports the AP. The palace says it was "their first holiday as a family of four and the first time either of the children had played in the snow." Two photos show the royal couple having a playful snowball fight.

The release of the pictures follows a media policy established when William and brother Prince Harry were children: privacy in exchange for agreed-upon photo opportunities at birthdays and during school holidays. That allowed the princes to have—by royal standards—a relatively normal upbringing, something Kate and William are keen to give their own children.

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