Duchess of Sussex hits the slopes on skiing holiday

The Duchess of Sussex with Heather Dorak and another unidentified skier during her holiday at Powder Mountain in Utah
The Duchess of Sussex, left, with friends during her holiday at Powder Mountain in Utah - INSTAGRAM

The Duchess of Sussex has been enjoying a “perfect” ski trip with friends in Utah.

Meghan, 42, was pictured with her friends Heather Dorak, a pilates instructor, and former model Kelly McKee Zajfen on the slopes of Powder Mountain near Salt Lake City.

The beaming trio were wrapped up in padded jackets and wore sunglasses.

It is not known if the Duchess was joined by her husband, the Duke, or their children, Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two.

Ms Dorak posted a series of pictures from the trip on social media.

She wrote: “Wow, what a perfect trip. My heart is so full. The kids crushed the slopes by day and the adults howled with laughter deep into the night. Truly lucky in love with our wonderful friends.”

‘Belly laughs’

Ms Zajfen also posted several photographs of the holiday, echoing her friend’s sentiments as she wrote: “Beyond grateful for the best of friends. What a trip. Thank you doesn’t even begin to express what my heart is feeling after this trip.

“The love of family time and adventure and belly laughs made this trip one for the books.

“Here’s to many more adventures with friends that feel like family and appreciating each day.”

The Duchess is known to be close friends with Ms Zajfen, co-founder of the Alliance of Moms group that supports pregnant and parenting teenagers in the foster care system in Los Angeles.

The Duchess has also supported Ms Zajfen following the sudden death of her nine-year-old son, George, who was found unresponsive at the family home in July 2022.

‘Incredible friend’

Ms Zajfen has previously described the Duchess as an “incredible friend and mother” adding that she was “always the first to say yes and support those you love”.

The skiing holiday coincided with a High Court ruling that dismissed the Duke’s legal challenge against the Home Office over the removal of his police protection. The parties received the draft judgment a month ago.

It comes just weeks after the Duchess was on the slopes in Whistler as she supported her husband as he marked a one-year countdown to the next Invictus Games.