While reports were quick to paint a picture of Kate Middleton sitting at home fuming over husband Prince William partying – and dad dancing - during a boys ski trip to Switzerland, it turns out the Duchess was doing nothing of the sort.
Rather, Kate was doing a little partying over her own, helping little sister Pippa celebrate her hens weekend.
The girls also opted for a ski weekend, just 100 miles away in Meribel, France. The royal couple even travelled on the same private jet to attend their subsequent getaways.
“Pippa loves skiing so it was her first choice for a hen weekend,” a friend told The Sun..
“They stayed in a really exclusive catered chalet with maids and chef, who ensured that they were totally spoilt.
“The owners also wanted to impress their royal guests so the girls were showered with gifts.
“They were given Swatch watches, Ugg slippers, leather-bound notebooks and bespoke fragrances. It was a very small, private party and they had an amazing time.”
Pippa’s big day is drawing ever closer, reportedly scheduled for May 20 with the ceremony believed to be taking place in the Middleton family’s village church of St Mark's in Englefield, Berkshire, before 150 of their nearest and dearest will move on to the reception in her parents' back garden.
Still no word on whether Kate will be a bridesmaid for her sister, but according to sources we can count on Prince George and Princess Charlotte being a page boy and flower girl at least!