If there’s one group that TRULY gets the meaning of ‘alpine chic’, it’s undoubtedly the Royals. Each year, you can rely on the world’s most famous families to pack their finest salopettes and head to the likes of Klosters, Lech and Verbier to carve up some serious powder.
Traditionally a hobby for the elite, it’s a winter sport that has a long history with the blue-blooded and it shows no signs of slowing as the likes of William and Kate, King Felipe and Queen Letizia and Prince Harry carry on the tradition. Here are some of the best pictures of the royals skiing holidays over the year.
Prince Charles, Princess Diana, The Duchess and Duke Of York
Way back in 1987, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, The Duke and Duchess Of York all holidayed together in the ultra exclusive resort of Klosters. Prince William and Harry, only being five and three respectively, were probably being kept away from the snow indoors and Princess Beatrice and Eugenie were yet to be born.
Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry
A charming photograph of Prince Charles and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry during the Royal Family’s ski break in, yes you guessed it, Klosters in 2005.
Prince Charles and Prince William
Looking gloriously ’90s, Prince Charles and his eldest son stopped for photographers during their trip to Klosters in 1994.
The Danish royal family
The perfect group shot! Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Crown Prince Frederik, Princess Josephine, Princess Mary and Prince Vincent pose as the Danish Royal family hold their annual skiing photocall whilst skiing in Verbier in 2015.
The Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie
The Duchess of York strikes a pose with her girls, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, on their skiing holiday to Verbier. We’re loving the sunnies.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The first documented skiing holiday of Prince William and then-girlfriend Kate Middleton saw them using a T-bar drag lift whilst in Klosters in 2008. Three years later, the pair would tie the knot.
The Belgian royal family
Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Princess Eleonore, King Philippe of Belgium, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Crown Princess Elisabeth never a skip a year on the slopes. Here they are in Switzerland earlier in 2018.
Princess Diana’s ski attire was always on-point as proven during her trip to Lech in 1994. We would totally wear that red puffer now.
The Spanish royal family
Promoting the clearly excellent skiing conditions in Spain, Queen Letizia of Spain, Princess Leonor, Princess Sofia and King Felipe VI were snapped enjoying a short skiing break in Jaca in 2017. The conditions would give France and Switzerland a run for their money…
Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie
Isn’t this picture of Prince William helping his baby cousin, Princess Beatrice, with the collar of her ski suit just the sweetest? The four cousins were snapped during an official photocall during a family holiday to Klosters in 1995.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Prince Charlotte
SOURCE: HELLO MAGAZINE