Princess of Wales
Photographer reveals cheeky snowball fight with William on ski vacation
Prince William and wife Catherine, Princess of Wales tend to keep a low profile when they appear in public, but the two are occasionally caught having a cheeky moment. A photographer also remembers a fun snowball fight the couple had on a skiing holiday.
It’s no longer a secret that Prince William, 40, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, 41, like to compete with each other. The couple always completes sporting units as part of public events, such as the recent spinning course, with a portion of ambition and a wink. This also resulted in a surprising snowball fight on a skiing holiday together.
Prince William and wife Catherine on a skiing holiday
Royal photographer John Stillwell clearly remembers the funny moment that happened in the snow in 2016. At the time, he had traveled to the French Alps in his official capacity as royal photographer to photograph William, Kate and their then young children, Prince George, now 9, and Princess Charlotte, now 7, on winter holiday. However, the planned photo shoot of the family on skis almost had to be canceled due to the weather.
Luckily, John had a brilliant idea. “It was too foggy up on the mountain, so I said, ‘Let’s just take the pictures down here’ where they lived,'” the now-retired photographer recalled on the “Hello” podcast. There was a quiet and very snowy street behind her hotel.
Frosty surprise from Catherine, Princess of Wales
“It will only be with Will and Kate, we can take pictures of the kids on the balcony afterwards,” the professional decided. William was skeptical and asked Stilwell on the way what he was going to record.
When he was out of earshot, Stilwell tapped Catherine on the shoulder. “Hey, when you’re down there, make a snowball and throw it in his face,” he told her. The Royal reacted in surprise. “She said, ‘Excuse me?’ I said, ‘Just throw a snowball in his face.’ I never thought she would do it, but she did.”
After a brief moment of surprise on the part of the heir to the throne, a small snowball fight developed between him and his loved one. “He saw the fun in it,” Stilwell said. “And they value each other very much.” His unusual holiday photos of the Waleses remain unforgotten to this day and he also took sugar-sweet pictures in the snow with George and Charlotte afterwards.
Source used: hellomagazine.com