William whisks Kate away for romantic ski break

Monday, March 26, 2012
William whisks Kate away for romantic ski break
William and Kate in Switzerland in 2008.

Prince William has surprised Kate Middleton with a romantic Swiss ski holiday to make up for missing Valentine's Day.

The Duke of Cambridge arrived back in the UK last Wednesday after seven weeks in the Falkland Islands.

It was the longest the couple have been apart since their brief split in 2007 and an "emotional" Kate was waiting at the airfield to welcome her husband home.

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The duchess thought she and William would spend a few days at their Kensington Palace cottage before returning to their farmhouse in Anglesey, Wales, but William had other plans.

The 29-year-old took Kate straight to the airport and whisked her away to a luxury chalet in Verbier, Switzerland.

"William missed Kate terribly when he was away," a source told the UK's Daily Mirror.

"They spent Valentine's Day apart and he has been thinking for some time how to make it up to his wife. He wanted a reunion in the most romantic possible fashion.

"They've had some brilliant times skiing, and William decided a getaway in Switzerland, where they can wear goggles and hats and go around unnoticed, would be perfect.

"Kate was delighted when he eventually told her about his plans and cannot wait for the pair to spend some quality time together."

Switzerland's ski slopes are special to William and Kate. They shared their first public kiss in Klosters in 2006 and have enjoyed several snowy holidays since.

William and Kate weren't the only royal couple getting cosy on the weekend — Prince Harry spent Friday night with his on/off girlfriend Chelsy Davy.

Harry and Chelsy were both invited to celebrate Princess Eugenie's 22nd birthday at Windsor Castle.

Harry — who has recently been spotted wearing a silver "love" pendant Chelsy gave him in the early days of their relationship — and Chelsy sat next to each other at the intimate dinner party and chatted all night, leaving fellow guests wondering if their on/off romance was back on again.

"Clearly they are still close," a palace insider told the UK's Sunday Express. "They appeared at ease with each other and were chatting happily together.

"Whether they have rekindled their relationship is anyone's guess but they certainly seemed very friendly."

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Harry and Chelsy ended their six-year relationship shortly after the royal wedding last April.

They have both dated other people, but are frequently seen out together.

Your say: Do you think Harry and Chelsy should get back together?

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