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While expectant Marie was taking it easy this year, the ski break was very much a family affair with Joachim and his sons making the most of this year's exceptional conditions
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Also taking to the slopes in the Alps were Flavio Briatore and his wife Elisabetta Gregoraci, who had chosen Saint Moritz for their snow vacation
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Danish royals and Flavio Briatore enjoy ski breaks in Swiss Alps

10 FEBRUARY 2009
While her advancing pregnancy meant Princess Marie of Denmark decided to forgo any piste action this year, her husband Joachim and his two boys, nine-year-old Nikolai and Felix, six, have been having a ball on the slopes of Switzerland's Villars-sur-Ollon.

The picturesque Swiss Alp resort is a favourite with the Danish royals, who larked about playing games in the snow with the youngsters. In 2007 it was the setting for one of the first public sightings of Marie with Joachim's sons, an event which signalled how close their dad had become to the former resident of nearby Geneva.

Also enjoying a break in the Swiss Alps was Formula One supremo Flavio Briatore and his young TV presenter and model wife Elisabetta Gregoraci. The pair made a cool duo when they hit the piste in Saint Moritz wearing snazzy ski outfits in matching blue.


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