|Royal romance is no stranger to international winter wonderlands, from Queen Beatrix, who met her late husband, aristocrat Prince Claus, on the slopes in Switzerland, to King Carl XVI Gustav and the then Silvia Sommerlath, whose mutual love of winter sports helped bring together after they coincided at the 1972 Olympics.
A trip to the piste with your loved one seems a must-have when it comes to royal engagements. Prince Frederik and his wife Mary, spent some cosy ski holidays together during their courtship, and the Countess of Wessex worked on her snowboarding skills with Prince Edward in the run-up to their wedding. Meanwhile, years ago, a young Sarah Ferguson's ten-day jaunt to Switzerland with the royal family led to talk that she would marry her beau, Prince Andrew.
Post-marriage escapes to the mountains are also popular. Crown Princess Maxima, spent her honeymoon with Crown Prince Willem-Alexander in St Moritz.
Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and wife Princess Maxima on honeymoon in St Moritz