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Royals in chic skiwear: Princess Kate, Meghan Markle, Princess Eugenie & more

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Princess Diana, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton on ski trips
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If there's anyone that truly gets the meaning of 'alpine chic', it's the royals. Every year, the world's most famous families pack their finest salopettes and head to the likes of Klosters, Lech, and Verbier to hit the slopes in style on their skiing holidays.

Traditionally a hobby for the elite, skiing is a firm favourite with the likes of Prince William and Princess Kate, while Sarah, Duchess of York, and her daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are also big fans. Meanwhile, many European royals including King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain love the sport – just check them out on the slopes!

sarah ferguson beatrice and eugenie on a ski lift© Getty
The royals love to ski

We've rounded up some of the best pictures of the royals in chic skiwear on their winter holidays over the years...

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Invictus Games Vancouver Whistlers 2025's One Year To Go Winter Training Camp on February 14, 2024 in Whistler, British Columbia.© Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

They may not have been dressed in conventional ski gear, but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked super stylish as they marked the one-year countdown to the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025.

Dressed in a thick black jacket with a pair of dark jeans and brown winter snow shoes, Prince Harry got stuck into the winter sports spirit and tried his hand at sit-skiing. Meanwhile, Meghan was a stunning onlooker in a wintery white CO sweater, Frame jeans, an off-white Calvin Klein puffer overcoat and high-top ski boots.

Sarah, Duchess of York and Diana during a holiday at the ski resort of Klosters in 1988© Getty

The royal ski trip 1988

Way back in 1988, Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Duchess Of York all holidayed together in the ultra-exclusive resort of Klosters. Prince William and Harry, only being five and three respectively, were probably being kept away from the snow indoors and Princess Beatrice and Eugenie were yet to be born.

King Charles and Prince Harry take the ski lift at their skiing holiday to Klosters, Switzerland in 1999© Getty

Prince Harry

Charles and Harry took to the ski lift during their skiing holiday to Klosters, Switzerland in January 1999.

 Charles poses with Prince William and Prince Harry  during the ski break at Klosters in 2005© Getty

King Charles and his sons

A charming photograph of King Charles and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry during the Royal Family's ski break in, yes you guessed it, Klosters in 2005.

Kate and William throwing a snowball© Getty

The Prince and Princess of Wales

Kate and William looked so sweet in this playful moment during a ski trips in 2016.

Kate and William enjoy a short private skiing break in the French Alps© Getty

Prince George and Princess Charlotte

This has to be our favourite royal skiing moment ever! The family cuddled up for this adorable photo on the slopes.

Diana skiing in Lech, Austria© Getty

Princess Diana

Princess Diana's ski attire was always on-point as proven during her trip to Lech in 1994. We would totally wear that red puffer now.

Diana on a skiing holiday in Lech, Austria © Getty

A chic moment

Princess Diana looked so chic in her dark sunglasses and leather gloves in in Lech, Austria.

Princess Eugenie in Verbier © Getty

Princess Eugenie

We love this shot of Princess Eugenie rocking a neon look during another visit to Verbier in 2011.

The Duchess Of York And Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie in Verbier, Switzerland© Getty

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

The Yorks were also seen skiing in Verbier back in 2007 - here's Princess Beatrice and her mother Sarah looking super happy as they head to the slopes!

Prince William and Princess Kate attended an event organised by the Norwegian Ski Federation in 2018 © Getty

William and Kate

The Prince and Princess of Wales attended an event organised by the Norwegian Ski Federation in 2018 where they joined local nursery children in outdoors activities at Holmenkollen ski jump during their visit to Sweden and Norway.

Prince Christian of Denmark, Princess Isabella of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Princess Josephine of Denmark, Princess Mary of Denmark and Prince Vincent of Denmark, pose in Verbier, Switzerland© Getty

The Danish royal family

The perfect group shot! Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Crown Prince Frederik, Princess Josephine, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Vincent posed during their annual skiing photocall whilst skiing in Verbier in 2015.

Queen Letizia of Spain, Princess Leonor of Spain, Princess Sofia of Spain and King Felipe VI of Spain enjoy a short private skiing break in Jaca, Spain© Getty

The Spanish royal family

Promoting the clearly excellent skiing conditions in Spain, Queen Letizia of SpainPrincess Leonor, Princess Sofia and King Felipe VI were snapped enjoying a short skiing break in Jaca in 2017. The conditions would give France and Switzerland a run for their money…

Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Princess Eleonore, King Philippeof Belgium, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Crown Princess Elisabeth pose during a ski holiday in Verbier, Switzerland© Getty

The Belgian royal family

Queen Mathilde of BelgiumPrincess EleonoreKing Philippe of BelgiumPrince GabrielPrince Emmanuel and Crown Princess Elisabeth never a skip a year on the slopes. Here they are in Switzerland earlier in 2018.

Crown Prince Willem Alexander, Princess Maxima and Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands in Lech© Getty

The Dutch royals

The Dutch Queen opted for a neutral aesthetic for her holiday in Lech, Austria, in 2018 with her husband King Willem-Alexander, and the former monarch, Beatrice, 85.

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