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Kate and Will hit the slopes with George and Charlotte: See the sweet photos!

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Kensington Palace released a set of new photos Monday of Prince William and Duchess Kate during a quiet vacation they took last week with their family on the slopes of the French Alps.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George

“This was their first holiday as a family of four and the first time either of the children had played in the snow,” the palace said in a statement. The couple invited a photographer from the Press Association to take the pictures, most of which feature the couple with their 2-year-old son, Prince George, and his 10-month old sister, Princess Charlotte.

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“It was a very special and fun short holiday for the family, and they are grateful that John Stillwell was able to capture the moment so well,” the palace said.

John Stillwell / AP
The royal couple having a bit of fun

In addition to sweet family photos featuring pink-cheeked children, the palace also released pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the midst of a playful snowball fight.

The photos provided the public of a rare chance to see how young Princess Charlotte is growing – including a peek at two new teeth!

The photos also represent a policy Prince William and Duchess Kate have requested from media covering them to help protect their children’s policy and allow them to have a relatively normal upbringing.

In exchange of privacy, the royal couple have released photos of certain milestones involving their family, such as when George entered pre-school. When the young prince started his first day of nursery school in January, his proud parents marked the milestone by releasing two photographs on social media.

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