Monday, 2 April 2012

UPDATED New Photos of William and Kate on the Slopes

Hello Duchess Kate readers,
Can you think of a better way to start the week than seeing new photos of our favourite royal couple? The always wonderful Popsugar has published photos of the family ski break.

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William and Kate have been enjoying a skiing holiday in Meribel in 'The Three Valleys Resort'. 

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William and Kate look relaxed skiing together. The pair are both talented skiers and reportedly enjoy friendly competition. It's rather nice to see them together again. It's been quite a while.

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When Duchess Kate wore pink jeans to play hockey with Team GB, high street stores saw sales of coloured jeans go through the roof. We see Kate wearing a white ski jacket she has worn on previous ski trips and colourful ski pants. No doubt they will become a trend on the slopes :)
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Kate throwing her skis over her shoulder.

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Kate getting ready to hop off the chairlift.

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Enjoying the scenic view.

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A  look at the extraordinary view in Meribel.

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William and Kate flew home on an a 'bargain airline jet' and will return to Anglesey shortly, where Kate will resume life as a serviceman's wife. It will be quite a change of pace for the 30 year old who has been performing solo royal duties over the last couple of months. There are so many wonderful photos from the ski trip, to view them all please Click Here.

30 comments:

  1. Prince Edward has been visiting Meribel on sport championship in these days I am wonder if they had occassion to meet each other

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  2. Thanks so much for posting.

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  3. Does anyone know what brand her helmet and the goggles are?

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  4. I believe kate and her mother have shared the same wardrobe again. Carole is using the jacket that matches kate's trousers. Don't you think?

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  5. Just loved the pictures of the beautiful Duchess & her Prince. They look so happy and relaxed. The Duchess is still beautiful & stunning without any make up. I read where Prince William has asked his people to make sure that both calendars are cleared for the next few months. So now we will have to wait & see if the Duchess does any shopping and get's caught by the media. Maybe we will see them at Easter if William does not have to work. I would imagine that if William is working his Duchess will be at home waiting for him.
    Thanks again Charlotte for the great work bring us these photos.

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  6. snowboarding it way better

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  7. ok, so i freely admit i'm saying this partly out of envy, but: she must be really thin if she looks thin in ski clothes! and in white!

    i noticed will is the only one wearing a small back-back while skiing. do you think this contains an avalanche beacon (or whatever it is called, something to indicate where a person who has been swept by an avalanche is) that i heard about in reportage about netherlands' prince friso recent skiing tragedy? i think i recall the back-pack (which friso was not wearing, but his skiing companion, who got out ok, was) also contains a mini airbag which creates a small breathing space around the person - or is this complete nonsense, i ask posters who ski?

    kate doesn't wear one. maybe it is only required by the heir (or heir of an heir)?

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    1. Avalanche beacons are usually worn in the front across the chest, not inside a backpack, this is so that they cannot be torn from the body during an avalanche and be quickly accessed in order to be used to search for a nearby victim. Beacons send out a search signal and a find signal and you have to have a beacon turned to the search signal in order to find someone buried wearing a beacon which is broadcasting a find signal. For quick rescue, you have to have it ready to go right in front of you, not buried in a backpack. It is possible they are wearing beacons underneath their coats, as usually people wear them just under their outer layer. However I doubt they are wearing beacons, see my note below about where they are skiing.

      Avalung packs - the pack you are asking about here usually look a litle different than the pack he is wearing. They always include a small rope loop on the side that a person in an avalanche can easy reach back and pull in order to activate the pack. This feature is very noticeable and I dont see it on his pack.

      William and Kate are skiing in a developed ski area, note the chair lift, groomed runs, and misc equipment in the background. Developed ski areas are located in less risky areas and always have constant avalanche control work to prevent avalanches. It is VERY rare for there to be avalanches in developed areas b/c the ski area managers activity work to prevent it. The Netherlands prince was skiing in an "out of bounds" area, not in a developed area, where avalanche control work is either infrequent or never occurs b/c no one is tasked with managing the area.

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  8. So lovely to see such candid photos! :D

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  9. So lovely to see some candid photos of them! :D

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  10. Thank for photos.
    They look happy and relaxed

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  11. Finally some photos! I wonder why others haven't leaked out yet. Does anyone know what day they left the UK and when they are returning?

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  12. she looks gorgeous .. and her hair, it looks so long and beautiful
    but, it does look like the papz must've taken all these photos??

    bonnieux

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  13. Looks like a fun family holiday!

    I think it will go a long way to having a strong and happy marriage if the Cambridges continue to pay enough attention to her side of the family. It's good to see.

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  14. Lovely to see them enjoying their holiday. Thank you. :)

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  15. Thank you for all your lovely comments, Always so interesting to hear your thoughts.

    I presume these photos were taken by paps, Kate does look amazing in ski clothing, She's so tall and slim, I think it would be impossible for her to look anything but very slender.

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  16. I don't think the Duchess is to thin. If you look at some to the pictures during her engagements during Williams deployment, she looked very fit. Yes she is on the slim side. But she is very fit and she excerises alot. If the Duchess was on the heavy side the media would call her other nasty names so th poor girl can't win.
    Let's face it the Duchess is a very beautiful & stunning woman and Prince William is a very lucky man to have her as his wife.

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  17. well when i went skiing i fell underneath that robe that takes you to the top but was still attached to it so i got dragged up there.

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  18. These pics from Hello! are not new. They are compiled from pictures taken from their 2010 and 2008 trip.
    http://www.justjared.com/2008/03/17/prince-william-kate-middleton-skiing-2/

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  19. thank goodness they are wearing helmets!! I'm glad to see they have finally got on board--I was shocked at the photos from a few years ago where neither Will not kate were wearing them.

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    1. Well some of them anyway! What's carole middleton got on her helmet? Some sort of fur band attached to it! I want one!

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  20. The Hello pictures are posed. They are definitely not candid. You can see them together sailing down a slope smiling and Pippa is obviously posing. Looks like a lot of PR work went into this vacation. Not sure why. Perhaps in exchange of privacy ?

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    1. how in the world do you see these photos as "posed"

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  21. This is maybe a way to finance the holidays afterall.
    Pauline wrote: I would imagine that if William is working his Duchess will be at home waiting for him.

    LOL, at least on of them is working.

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  22. Are you sure Catherine's pants are pink? In some of the photos it appears that William is wearing the same color. Maybe red? And as to the backpack that may contain an avalanche kit, I would think anyone who wanted one and could afford to buy one would have it and would wear it.

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  23. Are you sure the pants Catherine is wearing are really pink? It seems that William is wearing the same color in some of the photos. Maybe red? And as to the avalanche kit, I would think anyone who could afford one could buy one. Perhaps this is another clue that there is no pregnancy to report. (I know she's an expert skier, but would she be skiing if she was pregnant?)

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  24. They look orange in some red in others and then pink! I'm not entirely sure, to me they look salmon pink.

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  25. I can't believe there are 135 pictures. That's excessive. I wish they had kissed though

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  26. I disagree with anonymous of 4/2/12, the new pictures we are seeing are just that "new". Thye are not from 2008/2010. If you look again, Prince William is in black ski pants and no helmet, and Prince's ski pants this time has a strip down the leg. The duchess too does not have a helmet on in the older pictures of 2008/2010. she might have the same color pants on but no helmet. And they have goggles on this time and the older pictures have them in sunglasses.

    Anonymous I too wish they would have at least hugged and maybe a kiss. But they knew there was cameras so they might have decided not to show any PDA. Too bad for us..lol

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