A chilly reception! Pregnant Kate braves the cold as she joins Wills and Harry for society couple's gorgeous Swiss Alps wedding
- The Royal trio attended a society wedding during a mini-break to Swiss ski resort of Arosa
- They are guests at the wedding of polo player Mark Tomlinson to Olympic gold medallist Laura Bechtolsheimer
- Trip follows Prince William and Kate's trip to paradise island of Mustique last month
- Pregnant Kate was elegant in a cream coat teamed with a chocolate brown pillbox hat
By ANTHONY BOND
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attended a society wedding in Switzerland today.
The young Royals looked relaxed and happy as they watched the ceremony in the upmarket resort of Arosa.
They have been enjoying a mini-break at the resort as guests at the wedding of their polo-playing friend Mark Tomlinson to Olympic dressage gold medalist Laura Bechtolsheimer.
Happy: Prince William, his pregnant wife Kate and Prince Harry attended the wedding of Mark Tomlinson and Laura Bechtolsheimer during a break at an upmarket ski resort in Switzerland
Thrilled: The Royal trio watched the happy couple from a staircase at the wedding in the Swiss resort of Arosa
Happy couple: As the second anniversary of their own wedding approaches, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched friends tie the know in Switzerland
The trio all seemed to be enjoying the wedding as they chatted to guests. As the newly-married couple walked past them, an evidently delighted Kate threw a handful of confetti into the air.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who beamed as she watched the newlyweds emerging into the bright Swiss sunshine after the ceremony, was elegant in a cream woollen coat over a floral dress, teamed with a chocolate brown pillbox hat and fur scarf.
The Duchess had previously been pictured on the slopes of the resort.
Holding a wooden sledge and wearing sunglasses, the 31-year-old Duchess wore a brown snug jacket and warm looking boots. She was pictured next to a male friend looking relaxed and happy.
The chocolate-box Alpine resort is known for being small and compact, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
It is less well-known for its nightlife, being home to just a single long-established disco bar - which may come as a disappointment to party-loving Prince Harry.
Snow white wedding: The royals' delight was evident as they sat in the congregation alongside other guests at the society wedding
Married: The bride, Laura Bechtolsheimer and her husband Polo player Mark Tomlinson leave the church in a horse-drawn carriage
With the world eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Royal baby, Kate has been getting plenty of opportunity to relax recently.
Last month, Prince William and Kate enjoyed a break in a sumptuous villa on one of the most exclusive paradise islands in the world.
The happy couple took a ‘babymoon’ break in a luxury £5 million house on Mustique.
Nestled amid lush tropical gardens, with dramatic views of the aquamarine Caribbean waters lapping a tranquil white-sand beach, the five-bedroom house would normally have cost about £19,000 a week to rent.
It was not known whether the multi-millionaire owners, who are close friends of both the Royal couple and the wider Middleton family, charged them for the stay.
The dream home was furnished with Oriental antiques and came with a staff of six servants, who oversee such amenities as a private cinema, gazebo and 64 ft infinity pool.
During the lavish trip, the Duchess was seen every day at the tennis courts on the privately owned island.
Elegant: The Duchess of Cambridge, seen exchanging a smile with husband William, left, and chatting with the vicar, right, wore a cream coat over a patterned dress
Fun: Kate flung a handful of confetti into the air as the newlyweds walked past following the ceremony in a bright and sunny Switzerland today
Holding court: Prince Harry, Kate and Prince William chatted with other guests at the society wedding
Royal guest: Prince Harry attended the wedding alongside his brother Prince William and sister in law Kate
Winter white: Olympic gold medallist Laura Bechtolsheimer chose the idyllic surroundings of the Swiss Alpine resort for her wedding to Mark Tomlinson
However, she was cheering from the sidelines rather than playing, as she has done on previous trips.
CHOCOLATE-BOX SWISS RESORT
‘They’re having a very quiet, peaceful holiday, which is just what Kate needed,’ a long-time island resident said.
‘I’d heard they were planning to leave on Thursday but that they are enjoying themselves so much, they may stay until after Valentine’s Day.’
The couple were joined by the Duchess’s sister Pippa, brother James and parents, Carole and Michael.
The Middletons rented accommodation nearby to give the couple some privacy.
Royal links to Mustique go back to 1960, when Princess Margaret was given a ten-acre estate there. The Queen and Prince Philip have also made several visits to the island.
An unprecedented veil of secrecy was drawn over William and Kate’s visit.
One American businesswoman, who is a regular visitor to the island, said: ‘The owners are an absolutely lovely pair and their villa is stunning.
‘It is perfect for William and Kate because it is luxurious and secluded. It is just what they need before the fervour of a newborn baby.
'I imagine they are on their guard after Kate was photographed topless in France, but there is no chance of that happening in Mustique.’
The expectant couple's trip to Mustique earlier this year was their seventh visit to the paradise island.
With its long stretches of white sand, palm trees and balmy temperatures, it is a world away from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's current location in a Swiss ski resort nestled in the snowy Graubünden mountains.
But with Kate snug in a cream woollen coat and a smart chocolate brown hat, and husband William decked out in tails, the pair looked more than happy to be in attendance at their friends' nuptials, in spite of the the brisk temperatures.
Focus of attention: Normally all eyes would be on the Duke and Duchess, but they were happy to stay in the background at their friends' wedding
Having fun: Prince William strikes a pose at the wedding, which was also attended by one of his ex girlfriends, Olivia Hunt (pictured right wearing a red coat)
Standing out in a crowd: The Duchess of Cambridge looked beautiful as her face caught the sun in Switzerland
Expecting: The Duchess of Cambridge, who is expecting the royal couple's first child in July, waved and chatted to other guests and threw confetti at the ceremony
Break: Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate are currently enjoying a break at a plush ski resort in Switzerland. The couple are pictured skiing on a previous trip to Klosters
Pleasant: The Royal trio are guests at the wedding of their polo-playing friend Mark Tomlinson to Olympic dressage gold medalist Laura Bechtolsheimer in the Swiss resort of Arosa
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