London, Apr 9 (ANI): Prince William and Duchess Kate, who spent six long weeks apart even missing their first Valentine's Day as a married couple, were reunited with a much-needed holiday in the renowned Trois Vallees ski resort.
The couple took to the slopes accompanied by Kate's mother and father Carole and Michael, and her brother James and sister Pippa.
According to a source, the trip was reportedly a treat from Kate's parents, as the Royal couple's budget for trips is "quite small".
Pippa was accompanied by romantic interest Earl Percy.
The group appeared to have a fantastic time away together, and pictures of the family show them all mixing easily with one another.
Kate and William were reunited at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire shortly before leaving for France.
The pair holidayed at the same resort with the Middletons two years ago, and it's only two months since the Prince enjoyed a break with his in-laws in Mustique.
However, the question remains as to why Prince William should be so keen to holiday with his in-laws, after so long away from his wife whom he married just under a year ago.
"He genuinely enjoys the company of his parents-in-law. They are a very down-to-earth couple and he can be himself with them," the Daily Mail quoted a source as saying.
"It is the family atmosphere he never really had when he was growing up," the source added. (ANI)
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