By LOUISE ECCLES IN AROSA, SWITZERLAND and SARA MALM
Glowing: Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge enjoys a solo walk in the snowy Swiss Alps with a bodyguard, wearing a loose-fitting top over her baby bump
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen taking a solitary walk in the Swiss mountains earlier today, shortly after enjoying a post-celebratory brunch following yesterday’s wedding of friends the Royal family.
Carrying her black jacket on her arm she wore a loose-fitting spotted top which revealed a hint of her blossoming baby bump.
While the Duchess opted for a walk in the sunshine, her husband Prince William and his brother Harry were skiing with friends in another part of the resort.
Accompanied by three royal protection officers, the Duchess enjoyed the sun at the Arosa resort where she, her husband and brother-in-law were guests at yesterday’s wedding of London 2012 dressage champion Laura Bechtolsheimer and polo player Mark Tomlinson.
She teamed the outfit with black skinny jeans and furry black snow boots, similar to the designer £300 Mukluk boots that Prince Harry bought girlfriend Cressida Bonas during their recent holiday in Verbier last month.
Princes of the piste: Prince William, second from left wearing a black helmet and ski goggles, and Harry, right in a red jacket took the opportunity to revive on the slopes after dancing late into the night at yesterday's wedding celebrations
Safety first: The Duke of Cambridge took no risks and sensibly wore a helmet as he braved the powder at the Switzerland ski resort earlier today
Royal carriage: Prince William, second from right, takes the cable car to the top of the Swiss mountain at the Arosa luxury resort as he enjoys a day of skiing
At one point, both brothers stopped on the slopes to embrace two blonde female friends. Prince Harry appeared to slip as he did so and had to throw his ski poles out to his side to steady himself.
Kate and Prince William, who was an usher at the wedding of close friend Mark Tomlinson and Laura Bechtolsheimer , stayed at the five-star hotel owned by the bride’s billionaire grandfather, where the reception was held on Saturday.
Suites at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel cost up to £2,450-a-night and include use of a private 12-seat ski lift to whisk people straight up to the slopes.
Guests found skis, poles and ski passes in their rooms – while a traditional wooden toboggan was provided for the pregnant Duchess.
While Prince William and Harry went skiing on Friday, Kate - usually a keen skier herself - picked the relatively safer option of sledging with a friend and her baby.
Locals said she laughed out loud as she sped down a one-kilometre-long winding slope on the side of the stunning Graubünden mountains.
Prince Charmings: Harry hugs a female friend, far left, while Prince William is embraced by two others during their day of skiing in the sun
A Swiss skier told the Mail: ‘She tucked her legs up and just went. I thought it was very brave for a pregnant woman, because it was on quite an incline.
‘She looked like she was having a good time and was smiling and laughing all the way down. It seemed she was always smiling.’
The Duchess wrapped up warm in Mukluk-style boots and a dark-brown sheepskin £745 L.K. Bennett jacket, which she usually wears to walk her puppy, Lupo, in Hyde Park.
After sledging, she met the 235-strong wedding party for a pre-wedding meal on the terrace of a mountain-top restaurant, where they ate the traditional dish of raclette.
Onlookers said that, while many of the group drank copious amounts of red and white wine, she stuck to sparkling apple juice.
The bride’s grandparents are understood to have picked up the £13,400 bill.
On the go: The Duchess looked relaxed as she pulled a sledge during a walk with friends at the Arosa resort in Switzerland
Active: The Duchess of Cambridge showed her pregnancy is not slowing her down as she mingles with skiers in the snow
Relaxing: Kate enjoyed some food during the mini-break for the wedding of her English polo professional Mark Tomlinson and Olympian Laura Bechtolsheimer
Miss Bechtolsheimer, 28, who won a gold and bronze medal in dressage at the London 2012 Olympics, is the granddaughter of the German billionaire property magnate Karl-Heinz Kipp, 88, who founded the Massa chain of department stores.
Mr Kipp, who owns four luxury hotels in Switzerland, including the Tschuggen, gave the bridal party exclusive use of the hotel, which boasts five restaurants and two bars, an indoor and outdoor pool and a luxury spa.
William travelled with the other groomsmen to the wedding in a black Mercedes, while his wife and brother travelled with other guests in a cheerful blue bus with pictures of flowers and a sun painted on the side.
Prince Harry did not bring his new girlfriend, dance student Cressida Bonas, 24, whom he holidayed with in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier last month.
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