Kate Middleton gets involved in impromptu snowball fight, and her laughing face is adorable

Manuela Cardiga
Dec 06, 2018
12:59 A.M.

Prince William and Duchess Kate were caught up in a mini snowball fight at Kensington Palace.


The families of deployed Royal Airforce personnel serving in Cyprus had a rare treat during a visit to Kensington Palace with Prince William and Duchess Kate, reported Harper's Bazaar on December 4, 2018.

The little holiday celebration had a classical "White Christmas" finish, even though it hasn't snowed yet.

"The absence of people you love must be especially hard at this time of year. We should never forget our military families and all the service you do for us all."


Duchess Kate of Cambridge, Harper's Bazaar, December 4, 2018.


The spouses and children of the deployed RAF personnel were invited to a Christmas party hosted by the Dukes of Cambridge in a pavilion on the grounds of Kensington Palace.

The Dukes, who only had to walk a few feet from their own house, were coatless and were greeted by a flurry of fake snow from a concealed snow machine and a blast from the Honourable Artillery Company brass quintet playing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."


Duchess Kate made a speech to the gathered families and said that as the wife of a British RAF pilot, she knew how difficult it was to have a loved one stationed far from home.


Prince William and Duchess Kate joined in the merry gathering and helped out with the arts and crafts activities provide to entertain their 250 guests.


Prince William tried his hand at snow globe decorating, cracker making, stocking decoration and making marshmallow snowmen, while Duchess Kate chatted to the families of the RAF servicemen.


Duchess Kate made a speech to the gathered families and said that as the wife of a British RAF pilot, she knew how difficult it was to have a loved one stationed far from home. In 2012, just 10 months after their marriage, Prince William was stationed in the Falkland Islands for a six-week tour.


"As someone whose husband has served, I know how hard it feels when a loved one leaves home to the job they trained for. (...) But I can’t imagine how it feels when your loved ones are away on active service over Christmas or at those special family moments."

Duchess Kate of Cambridge, Harper's Bazaar, December 4, 2018.

After a carefree and merry afternoon, Prince William and Duchess Kate departed under a salvo of snowballs thrown by their mischievous younger guests.

The Royal couple were caught on camera laughing at the barrage and obviously enjoying the fun. The Duchess' private secretary, Catherin Quinn, even managed to catch a snowball and throw it back at the gleeful children.



The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew to Cyprus on December 5, where they are meeting the servicemen from British military bases RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham, whose families they entertained at Kensington Palace.

The Dukes will be playing "Royal Santa" and delivering treats, messages, and gifts from the families to the RAF personnel stationed in Cyprus.

Victoria, 50, whose husband Richard serves in RAF Marham, and her 15-year-old daughter Harriet, spoke to Duchess Kate:

“She’s going to see him tomorrow so we’ve asked her if she sees him to give him our love. Hopefully, that message will get through. She said she would look out for him.”

The Royal pair will be back to the UK in plenty of time to spend Christmas with their own family at Sandringham,

The Dukes of Cambridge and their 3 children will be sharing one of the most beautiful Christmas trees ever, which was set up at the splendid St George's Hall in Windsor Castle with the rest of the Royal Family.

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