See Adorable New Pictures of Prince George and Princess Charlotte on Skiing Break

03/07/2016 AT 07:45 AM EST

 
With his rosy red cheeks and excitement in his eyes, Prince George looks like he is ready for action while his little sister Princess Charlotte is in awe of the fluffy snow on their first skiing vacation.

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Prince William and Princess Kate posed for adorable ski vacation photos with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the French Alps

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The little royals – George, 2, and Charlotte, 10 months – were taken on a short break to the snowy French Alps last week, and their parents released these cute new pictures when they returned.

In the intimate shots, parents Prince William, 33, and Princess Kate, 34, showed their competitive spirit, as they teased each other with a snowball fight for the cameras.

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Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte

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Princess Charlotte and Prince William

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It is the first time they have been on a family vacation abroad and it was "the first time the children had played in snow like that before," says a royal source. "It was a lovely moment for them as a family. They had a lovely time."



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The couple arrived midweek last week and the pictures were taken by John Stillwell of British wire service the Press Association. They were in the French Alps for a few days.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hammed it up for the cameras with a playful snowball fight

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The family took the photos on their trip last week and released them when they got back to Britain

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Some of the earliest photos of the couple were taken on their annual ski vacation

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It's been a few years since the sporty pair have been away skiing. It used to be an almost annual event for the couple, who often vacationed with their families, before they had George. Some of the earliest pictures of the young royals were taken on skiing trips in the Alps when they first started dating.



This week, they are back at their royal duties, with the couple highlighting the issue of male suicide in a visit on Thursday and then heading to a charity for young people in inner London on Friday.

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