Kate Middleton too thin for UK media

2011-04-13 22:06
London - With just over two weeks to go to Britain's royal wedding, the tabloid press has turned its attention to the increasingly slender frame of Kate Middleton.

Like any bride, Kate wants to look her best on the day, but her slimming regime could have gone too far, some commentators suggested on Wednesday.

On her last public engagement before the wedding earlier this week, Kate looked "noticeably thinner" than just four months ago, said the Daily Mirror.

The paper's royal reporter observed that Kate may have dropped two dress sizes since her engagement announcement in November, probably following a strict diet and workout routine.

Diana's ring

But Ingrid Seward, an author on royal affairs, believes it's just nerves.

"She (Kate) has looked very thin for a long time but what is probably driving this weight-loss is adrenaline," Seward told the Mirror on Wednesday.

The young bride probably had a "knot in her stomach" and was finding it hard to eat.

"She is preparing for the biggest day of her life and is going to be on display to the world. It is vitally important to her she pulls this off," commented Seward.

Kate was also a "keen sportswoman", liked to eat sensibly and drank very little alcohol, Seward related.

The Sun reported that Kate's fingers had become so slim that her famous engagement ring - the blue sapphire band once worn by Princess Diana- has had to be shrunk.

Kate's wave

According to the Daily Mail, Kate's "regal reinvention" extended to teeth straightening and whitening, as well as a taming of her tumbling locks into a "carefully pinned back" style.

The makeover has led to a change in behaviour, body language expert Judi James told the Mail.

"There is a definite change in the way Kate is carrying herself. Her head is now held higher and her shoulders have dropped, as though she has been told to stand straighter," James said.

However, despite her outer calm, it was clear that Kate was suffering from "pre-wedding jitters".

Etiquette expert Jean Broke-Smith found that Kate's wave still left something to be desired.

"Kate's wave is still distinctly unregal," she said. It needed to be transformed into "a more subtle lifting of the hand, to acknowledge the crowd, but never having her fingers apart".


Comments

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-04-14 08:00

    Wonderful day coming ahead, Kate Middleton - so relax and enjoy, from all in Africa

  • asma.moolla - 2011-04-14 08:24

    The media is just fuelling normal pre-wedding bridal nerves - we all went through it - losing weight before your wedding is just one of those things and making it a huge problem doesn't help at all!!! Kate Enjoy your day and all the nest for the future :-)

  • anna - 2011-04-14 08:39

    Can't begin to imagine what kind of pressure this poor girl must be under. But yes, she should enjoy every moment nonetheless! And to the British media, be gentle with your future queen.

  • M - 2011-04-14 08:51

    This poor girl. I for one think she is stunning and cannot wait for the wedding - only two weeks to go. So what if she is a little skinny. What do the British media actually want. Diana was too plump for them. The press must leave her alone and let her be herself, and she mustn't go changing anything just to please the etiquette experts or anyone. So what if her wave isn't royal enough, she is not royalty she is marrying into royalty and I think she should maintain her roots so that she can connect with the rest of the people of Britain. I read that on her walkabout on Monday she kept saying "Hi" to people and she mustn't change that. She must remain down to earth so that she can connect with the people.

  • Mark - 2011-04-14 09:19

    Who cares that she's lost weight, or doesn't wave properly... Those are people's opinions, and should be kept as such... Opinions of some seriously shallow people... What people loved about Diana, was that she bucked the "norm" and followed her own trend and style, and I feel Kate Middleton should do the same. Be the best person SHE can be, and not what other people want her to be...

  • Bettysue - 2011-04-14 09:42

    Ahhhh - the press has been waiting for the next Diana - Kate's life as she knows it is over! Poor girl.

  • Frangipani - 2011-04-14 11:54

    All the best Kate, relax and ejoy yourself, its YOUR day!!!!

  • JOHNNYBRAVO - 2011-04-14 13:20

    here we go. poor thing. she has ALL my sympathy. pity di wasnt around to teach her a few tricks of the trade?

  • Natasha Stofberg - 2011-04-14 15:45

    Really...her wave isn't Regal enough?? Comoon!!! The girl is about to be maried in front of the whole world! Give her a break. I think she should keep it natural.

  • Mordred - 2011-04-15 01:14

    PLEASE LEAVE KATE ALONE. SHE IS NOT DIETING. SHE IS NOT ANOREXIC. HAVE YOU PEOPLE NOT HEARD OF OR SEEN THAT 9 OUT OF 10 BRIDES ALWAYS LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE THEY WED WHICH MOSTLY STEMS FROM PRESSURE, ANXIOUSNESS AND NERVES. SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SLENDER WOMAN AND OF COURSE SHE WOULD LOOK THINNER. PLEASE GIVE HER A BREAK.

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