Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla share never seen before photo from private holiday

Prince Charles and Camilla,
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Prince Charles and wife Duchess Camilla have given fans a look into their private lives by releasing a never seen before snap of them during a private holiday.

The couple, who are currently spending the third lockdown at their Highgrove House home, decided to mark the latest snowfall with a throwback snap of themselves enjoying the ski slopes during a private break away.

The sweet photograph was shared on the Duchess of Cornwall's Instagram for her latest project The Reading Room. She captioned the snap, 'Has anyone managed to enjoy the snow? Or are you indoors reading Where the Crawdads Sing? Don’t forget our third book starts on Friday.'

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The photograph which dates back to 2010 was taken in Scotland and shows Prince Charles and Camilla wearing coordinating outfits - complete with hats, tartan-print jackets, trousers, and skis as they posed on the snow-covered slopes.

And fans are blown away by how good they look. One wrote, 'Beautiful picture in the snow' another put, 'Love that photo, you both look soooo happy,' and a third added, 'You two are adorable!!!'

Prince Charles is fond of skiing, having enjoyed many family holidays - even with sons Prince William and Harry. But it's not always ended well for the Prince as he was once feared dead after he was caught in an avalanche while out on the Swiss Alps during the 80s.

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Prince William and Prince Charles ski on the Swiss Alps

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He was holidaying with his wife Princess Diana at the time when tragedy struck when the royal group attempted a treacherous run intended only for the most experienced of skiers.

Heavy snowfall the day before was attributed as the cause of the avalanche which cascaded 400 metres down the mountain, killing one member of the royal party and seriously injuring another.

Prince Charles and other members of the party reportedly tried to dig their friends out of the snow with their bare hands.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)