Duchess of Cambridge
Catherine Middleton grew up in Berkshire, England. Technically a ‘commoner,’ her parents were millionaires thanks to their successful party goods company. She attended exclusive boarding schools and was a good student, and she obtained a degree in Art History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Middleton met Prince William at St. Andrews where they lived in the same dorm and had several classes together. Platonic friends at first, William’s interest in Kate first piqued when she appeared in a sexy dress at a fashion show. Under intense pressure from the press and the royal family, their relationship was up and down and they even broke up temporarily, but the pair eventually married in 2011. Middleton has had 3 children so far, including Prince George who is 3rd in line for the throne. Although she limits her social media presence, she has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. Middleton is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 130 lbs.
Kate Middleton’s Diet
Middleton was always slim and despite some severe morning sickness, she stayed healthy through her pregnancies and regained her physique afterward. She prefers to keep her private life private, but she is said to have used the Dukan Diet to drop 2 dress sizes before her wedding. The Dukan Diet is a high-protein, low-carb diet is similar to the ketogenic diet in that the body is forced to burn ketones (fats) rather than glucose (carbohydrates). Middleton is also said to do a lot of her family’s cooking, about which Prince William jokes ‘that’s why he’s so skinny.’ Middleton doesn’t avoid all carbs, however, and eats plenty of fruit. She does not consume dairy products, and she eats a lot of raw foods, including gazpacho and salads, saying she does this less for her figure but rather for her skin. She also drinks plenty of water and unsweetened tea.
- Low Carbs 10% 10%
- Medium Fat 35% 35%
- High Protein 60% 60%
Middleton is said to be a big fan of juicing and often has a blend of greens such as spirulina, matcha green tea, kale, spinach, cilantro along with fruit such as blueberries for breakfast.
Middleton’s lunches often consist of salad with animal protein like chicken or salmon.
Regal & Raw
Middleton eats antioxidant-rich foods such as watermelon salad and goji berries for their health benefits as well as their flavor.
Middleton likes to cook for her family, and makes things like roast chicken for dinner, William’s favorite. William’s brother Harry also digs roast chicken and, before his marriage, would often stop by when Middleton was cooking it.
Fit for a Queen?
Middleton made her grandmother’s chutney recipe as a gift for Queen Elizabeth, and it was good enough to wind up on the dinner table the next day. She also makes soups and curries (although William isn’t crazy about spicy food).
Middleton sometimes cuts loose with a glass of white wine after dinner. She’s also known to have a sweet tooth and to indulge in gummies, both sweet and sour varieties.
What to Eat
Matcha green tea
White wine (in moderation)
What to Avoid
Middleton On Cooking
‘William has to put up with my cooking most of the time.’
Middleton On Cooking For The Queen
‘I thought, “I’ll make her something,” which could have gone horribly wrong. But I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney.’
Middleton On Almond Milk
‘Don’t believe everything you read. I don’t even like almond milk.’
Kate Middleton’s Fitness Routine
Weekly Workout Routine
All through her childhood and teen years, Middleton played sports, and even with all her duties as a mother and a royal, she still makes a point to prioritize fitness. She does not have a personal trainer but works out daily.
Cardio Fit For A Princess
Middleton likes to run, sometimes with a baby in a buggy and a dog as company.
Middleton reportedly does a lot of planks and Swiss ball exercises to keep her tummy toned.
Wind Down Like a Windsor
Yoga is also a regular feature in Middleton’s exercise routine.
A Kate Middleton Routinel
Run: daily. Outdoors if possible.
Daily. Planks, squats, push-ups, bridges, etc. Incorporate weights to save time.
Hike: with or without dog & family.
Row: The palace has an extensive gym with a rowing machine which she likes to use.
Cycle: Stationary or outdoors.
Swiss ball: Great for the core.
CrossFit: Burns calories and fat as it strengthens muscles.
Pilates: To help strengthen post-pregnancy core muscles.
To Yoga: de-stress and to stay flexible.
Other activities: tennis, swimming and skiing.
Staying active during pregnancy can help you bounce back more quickly.
Middleton On Tennis
‘Every time Wimbledon is on, I’m thinking, “Yes I could do the same” and get out the racket. Sadly, not the same result.’
Middleton On The Challenges Of Motherhood
‘Becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times, it has also been a huge challenge, even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.’
Middleton On All Aspects Of Health
‘A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health.’
Kate Middleton’s Supplements
Middleton often makes her morning smoothies with spirulina, which is loaded with antioxidants that offer anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.
Matcha Green Tea
Middleton also mixes matcha green tea powder into her smoothie. It too is high in antioxidants, help prevent cancer, improve brain function, and can even help you lose weight by boosting metabolism.
Middleton suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum (aka bad morning sickness) during her pregnancies, and took ginger to help with the nausea. Ginger helps with overall digestion, relieving heartburn and gas. Is anti-inflammatory properties can also help alleviate pain.
Kate Middleton’s Lifestyle
Middleton’s hobby is photography, and the pics she’s taken of her kids earned her an honorary membership in the Royal Photographic Society.
Before she married William, Middleton had plans to start a bakery business with her brother that would encourage kids to learn to cook. In 2018, she, William and his brother Harry formed the Heads Together Initiative to raise awareness about mental health.
Big Ring to Fill
Middleton wears Princess Diana’s engagement ring.
It is estimated that 300 million people watched the wedding of Middleton and Prince William. They married on St. Catherine’s Day (April 29) and the day was declared a holiday in the UK, and the Lifetime channel even made a movie about it.
Say Yes to the Dress
Her wedding dress is estimated to have cost over $300,000. It was put on display in Buckingham Palace and broke attendance records with over half a million visitors lining up to look at it.
Middleton is considered to be a fashion plate, and her clothes have an Instagram account and a website devoted to them.
Middleton On Doing Her Part
‘I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.’
Middleton On The Heads Together Initiative
‘We know that mental health is an issue for us all…When we intervene early in life, we help avoid problems that are much more challenging to address in adulthood.’
Middleton On Learning The Ropes Of Conversation
‘Everyone teases me in the family that I spend far too long chatting. So I think I’ve still got to learn a little bit more and pick up a few more tips, I suppose.’
Middleton On Her Early Crushes
‘I had the Levi’s guy on my wall, not a picture of William. Sorry.’
Middleton On Public Speaking
‘I find doing speeches nerve-wracking.’
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