Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, celebrated his return from the Falkland Islands with a late March ski vacation to France. They accompanied Pippa Middleton and her new boyfriend and the Middleton parents.
William and Kate, who are coming up on their one-year wedding anniversary on April 29, hit the slopes at the upscale ski resorts of Meribel and Courchevel along with her family, mom Carole Middleton, dad Michael Middleton, sister Pippa Middleton, and younger brother James Middleton.
Pippa and James were especially accomplished, after completing a cross-country ski race for charity a few weeks ago. The retreat was paid for, according to reports, by Michael and Carole.
Pippa’s new boyfriend, George Percy, was also there. Pippa ended her long-term relationship with Alex Loudon at the end of 2011 and has reportedly moved on with her longtime friend, George. He is heir to the Duke of Northumberland, and will inherit Alnwick Castle, famously Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movie franchise.
The ski vacation gave William and George, old friends from their Eton College days, a chance to catch up. There is as yet no confirmation the romance between George and Pippa, but they have been good friends since their college days at Edinburgh University.