Tuesday 24 April 2018

Kate Middleton partied in France for sister Pippa's secret hen while Prince William was 'dad dancing' on Swiss ski trip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte and Princess George, enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte and Princess George, enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Prince William and Kate Middleton use a T-bar drag lift whilst on a skiing holiday on March 19, 2008 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
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Pippa Middleton and fiancé James Matthews attends Birkenbeinerrennet ski race with fiancé James Matthews on March 19, 2016 in Lillehammer, Norway. (Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William arrive for a diner at the British Embassy in Paris, France, March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool
Britain's Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leave the Elysee Palace in Paris after a meeting with French President in Paris, France, March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Thibault Camus/Pool
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte and Princess George, enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, stand with pints of Guinness in their hands as they visit soldiers of the 1st battalion Irish Guards in their canteen following their St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow on Friday, 17th March 2017REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William visit the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, France, March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Les Invalides where they met a number of victims and first responders from the Bataclan and Nice attacks and also heard more about the important historic and current role of the site, in particular its work supporting veterans and its rehabilitation programmes, as part of their official visit to the French capital
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge attend a dinner hosted by Her Majesty's Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn, at the British Embassy in Paris, as part of their official visit to the French capital on March 17, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Fanny Trang / British Embassy Paris - Pool / Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Trocadero, where they attended a "Les Voisins in Action" event highlighting the strong ties between the young people of France and the UK, during an official visit to Paris, France
Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a dinner hosted by Her Majesty's Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn, at the British Embassy in Paris, as part of their official visit to the French capital on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, climbs the Rosablanche pass durint the 20th edition of the Glacier Patrol race near Verbier, Switzerland
FROM BOY TO MAN: William and Kate with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, in the French Alps
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Kate Middleton was partying at sister Pippa's secret hen bash while her husband Prince William was "dad dancing" at another ski resort on a lads trip.

It was initially reported that the Duchess of Cambridge was at home in Norfolk minding the couple's two children Prince George (three) and Princess Charlotte (one), but it turns out the style icon was hitting the slopes with her sister and a select group of friends.

She and William flew to France together on a private jet paid for by the Middleton family while the future King of England hopped off at Verbier, Switzerland, while she attended a bash in Meribel, France, celebrating Pippa's upcoming nuptials, according to The Sun.

"Pippa loves skiing so it was her first choice for a hen weekend. They stayed in a really exclusive catered chalet with maids and chef, who ensured that they were totally spoiled," an insider told the newspaper.

Prince William and Kate Middleton use a T-bar drag lift whilst on a skiing holiday on March 19, 2008 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Prince William and Kate Middleton use a T-bar drag lift whilst on a skiing holiday on March 19, 2008 in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)

"It was a very small, private party and they had an amazing time."

Pippa will wed hedge fund manager James Matthews on May 6 with a low-key celebration at the Middleton family home in Berkshire.

At the time, William was pictured partying at Farinet nightclub in Switzerland and earlier in the day, he was pictured chatting with Australian model Sophie Taylor with a group of pals, including dining at the exclusive Mouton Noir restaurant.

It was reported that Kate was "less than pleased" with her husband's antics.

Pippa Middleton and fiancé James Matthews attends Birkenbeinerrennet ski race with fiancé James Matthews on March 19, 2016 in Lillehammer, Norway. (Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)
Pippa Middleton and fiancé James Matthews attends Birkenbeinerrennet ski race with fiancé James Matthews on March 19, 2016 in Lillehammer, Norway. (Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)

"It was William’s choice to go away, but make no mistake Kate wears the trousers in their marriage, and she won’t be happy with William’s antics. She thought his partying days and larking around with the boys was a thing of the past. I imagine she’ll find this humiliating and William will have come in for a pasting," a source told Vanity Fair.

Just days later, all appeared to be well between the two as they were pictured on a number of royal engagements for St Patrick's Day and later, for a two-day visit to Paris.

Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a dinner hosted by Her Majesty's Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn, at the British Embassy in Paris, as part of their official visit to the French capital on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a dinner hosted by Her Majesty's Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn, at the British Embassy in Paris, as part of their official visit to the French capital on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)

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