The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their two children Prince George (two) and Princess Charlotte (10 months) on their first family holiday.
The family of four went on a ski holiday in the French Alps, and a Kensington Palace spokesperson confirmed that this marks the first time both children played in the snow.
The British Monarchy's Facebook page shared six photos from their vacation, taken by the Press Association's Royal Photographer John Stillwell. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share these new photographs of their family, enjoying a skiing holiday with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the French Alps,” the post read.
The Duke and Duchess invited the Press Association's Royal Photographer John Stillwell to take the photographs earlier in the week.
“This was their first holiday as a family of four and the first time either of the children have played in the snow. It was very special and a fun short holiday for the family and they are grateful that John Stillwell was able to capture the moment so well," it added.
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Here's William with 10-month-old Charlotte:
The talented photographer managed to capture some candid photos of the royal couple playing in the snow.
How adorable do they look?
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According to the Daily Mail, the royal family have made considerable effort to ensure that their children stay out of the public eye.
Unlike ski holidays of previous royals, when a group of photographers was invited to capture the family's activities on the slopes, the Duke and Duchess decided to escape the country without informing the media.
The couple have previously complained about the media invading their privacy, and have made it very clear that they wish to control access to information and images concerning their family.
Instead of traditional photo-calls, Kensington palace now releases carefully chosen images, often taken by Kate Middleton herself.
It was the Duchess of Cambridge who was behind the lens when Prince George went towards Westacre Montessori School for the first time.
Kate also took the first official photographs of Princess Charlotte, which were released to the public a month after her birth, and again at her six month milestone.
We're not complaining - the Duchess of Cambridge has proven to be a pretty great photographer.
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