The Cambridges stayed at a family friend’s $5 million, six-bedroom chalet

by Susan Ryant

It was fascinating to see the British media largely ignore the fact that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went on a two-weeks-plus holiday with their kids in April. The Cambridges went to Courchevel, France for a fun ski holiday just days after William and Kate returned from their Caribbean Flop Tour. Nevermind the fact that “Cambridge sources” swore up and down last year that William and Kate would not take vacations outside of the UK, I guess. In any case, the poor sausages were so devastated by the backlash to their colonialist cosplay that they simply had to ski away the bad vibes. Us Weekly had a rundown on what the Cambridges’ vacation was like:

Royal getaway! Prince William and Duchess Kate treated their three kids to a magical vacation on the slopes in the French Alps.

“During the pandemic, George begged William to take him skiing once everything reopened and his dad made it happen,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly about the family’s recent trip to Courchevel, France, “during their Easter holidays.”

While the family of five returned to the U.K. in time for Easter Sunday — they were on holiday when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle briefly visited with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle — they made sure to make the most of their time away. William, 39, and Kate, 40, saw the retreat “as the perfect opportunity for family time,” the insider tells Us, noting that the trip “was a real family affair.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — along with their children, Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3 — stayed at a family friend’s “$5 million, six-bedroom chalet,” the source reveals, explaining that the two oldest kids “had private ski lessons and practiced their French. Kate and William feel it’s important for the children to be multilingual,” the insider adds.

The kids also excelled on the slopes. “Charlotte was racing down the mountain by the end of the holiday. She’s fearless!” the source tells Us. “George was slightly more cautious, but they’re both great skiers and competed in fun brother/sister ski races. They had an absolute blast.” The family enjoyed the fresh snowfall both on and off the mountain. “The kids love playing in the snow — they had snowball fights and built snowmen with Kate and William,” the source divulges.

The five royals not only played well, they also made sure to dine well, too. “Kate and William dined at Le Pilatus, which brought back so many fond memories of when they were last there, and all the family ate cheese fondue, per the insider, who noted that the parents still carved out some time for themselves away from the kids. “William and Kate managed to squeeze in a romantic candlelit date night before they left,” the source says. “It was just what they needed to ignite the spark after such a hectic couple of years.”

In the midst of the hubbub of royal life, the former college sweethearts are looking forward to another family celebration. “Now [that] Kate and William are back, they’re planning a fun-themed tea party for Louis’ 4th birthday,” the source says.

[From Us Weekly]

So George is getting the blame for why the family went on a luxury ski holiday? It’s because George “begged” his parents. And of course they didn’t stay at a big fancy hotel – no, they stayed at someone’s chalet. Who, I wonder? And did they actually rent it at a price, or did they get it for free? As for the kids being multilingual… William and Kate are not, correct? I remember when they took a royal trip to France, neither of them spoke the language. I think William might know some Spanish but that’s about it. Two of the most incurious, anti-intellectual people, ISTG. Anyway, I guess we’re supposed to be like “omg, vibes!” about this vacation, but that’s wearing so thin. William and Kate barely do any work, they f–k up constantly and they’re such a complete waste of time and money. Vibes.

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