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Princess Madeleine shares cutest snowy photos of Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas – see them here

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Princess Madeleine and her family have kicked off the New Year in true, snowy style! The Swedish royal has shared photos of her young children playing and frolicking in the snow during a wintry ski break.

Madeleine posted a series of photos on Facebook, showing Princess Leonore, two, and Prince Nicolas, one, having the time of their life.

Madeleine's little girl was the picture of cuteness, bundled up in ski gear and a cosy pink bobble hat. Fans commented on Leonore and Madeleine's resemblance, with one follower writing: "Oh, so beautiful like her mother!"

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Another snap showed Leonore, who turns three next month, sipping on hot chocolate. Nicolas, who looked just as sweet, was pictured laughing in the snow in another photo.

"A very Happy New Year to all of you from Leonore & Nicolas!" Madeleine, 34, wrote on Facebook.

The snaps were taken during the Swedish royal family's holiday in the Swiss Alps last week, when Madeleine and her brood joined Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf.

The Swedish royal family shared a photo of the king and queen on Instagram, writing: "The King and Queen are visiting the Swiss alps. The picture is from today's hike."

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Prince Nicolas was the picture of cuteness

Madeleine has previously spoken about featuring her young children on social media. The princess, who is married to businessman Chris O'Neill, regularly shares pictures of her son and daughter with her followers.

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"For me to blend in a little bit of my personal life [on social media] and to show who I am and who my family is, is important," she told People last year.

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The Swedish royal family holidayed in the Swiss Alps

Madeleine added that she was very much "a normal mum", saying: "They wake me up and we fix breakfast together and the breakfast flies all over the place! And then we go out to the park and we swing, we try to do a lot of activities because my little Leonore, she has lots of energy, so we have to keep her stimulated and busy.

"My husband Chris really likes the evenings, when it's bath time and that whole routine of putting them to bed."