By EMMA REYNOLDS
Ice to be together: Prince William and Kate Middleton on the slopes of Swiss resort Zermatt in 2007
It was on Switzerland's beautiful, snowy slopes that Kate and William were pictured sharing their first public kiss.
So a high-end ski resort in the Alps was the perfect place for the Prince to choose for a romantic weekend with his wife.
The Duke of Cambridge is whisking Kate away on holiday to make up for missing Valentine's Day, following a long six weeks apart in which he has been flying a helicopter for the RAF in the Falklands.
The royal couple had a joyful reunion earlier this week at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
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It ended a long spell apart, in which the Duchess of Cambridge has thrown herself into her role, making solo public appearances at military and charity events.
The 30-year-old's elegant poise has won widespread approbation, on outings that included two trips with the Queen, as part of the monarch's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, and a hockey game with the GB squad at the Olympic Park.
Kate and William were first seen skiing in Switzerland in 2004, and they had their first photographed kiss there two years later, with both holidays taking place at the resort of Klosters.