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Prince William, Kate, Kids Enjoy Snow in Ski Holiday Photos

  • Associated Press

Britain's Prince William, right, and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte, center left, and Prince George, enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps, March 3, 2016.

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.

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 his 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.