As a mother of three and one of the most recognised (and judging by her diary, busiest) women in the world, it must be pretty tough for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, to find the time and a place to work out – but she surely does.
It's widely known that the Duchess is naturally very athletic and a big fan of spending time in the great outdoors – something she's discussed during interviews previously – and given her senior royal status, you might expect that she eats pretty darn well too (and you would be correct).
Of course, while there should never be a 'one size fits all' approach when it comes to health, seeing as we're all individual humans, it can still be interesting to learn more about how other people (royalty included) eat and exercise.
It's also important to stress that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colours and creeds – this article isn't to say WE MUST ALL LOOK LIKE KATE MIDDLETON, but rather a little nosey into a public figure's lifestyle that you can cherry pick bits from, should it takes your fancy...
So, with that in mind, and while in search of inspiration, we set out to uncover as much as we could about how Kate Middleton moves her body and the diet she opts for:
What is Kate Middleton's exercise regime like?
She hits the gym... hard
Apologies in advance to anyone hoping to catch a glimpse of the Duchess in their local PureGym, as it's reported that while Kate is a fan of a gym sesh, she prefers to head to the swanky Harbour Club in Chelsea (where her mother-in-law, Princess Diana, was also a member). Keen to join yourself? It's said to cost £1555 to register and then £325 every month thereafter. Phew! There's also a gym handily located in Kensington Palace, should Kate not wish to stray too far from home.
An anonymous source once told Daily Mail, "Kate takes her toned physiques exceptionally seriously. The Duchess is reportedly also a fan of CrossFit and yoga, makes time to go for a run most days, enjoys cycling, and does most of her workouts without a personal trainer."
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Not only is the Duchess a regular at Wimbledon (and a patron of the Lawn Tennis Association), but she also seems to be a dab hand with a tennis racket herself, even recently teaming up for a game alongside champion Emma Raducanu. Good job she has her own court at Anmer Hall then, which it's reported she frequents daily with her children when they're staying in their Norfolk residence.
A royal insider said, "Once their school work from Thomas’s Battersea has been dealt with satisfactorily, both George and Charlotte enjoy tennis lessons on their green court. Kate plays almost daily with the children and they like their practice sessions with her."
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The Cambridges often discuss the importance of spending time in nature as a family, which means William and Kate are big fans of taking long walks together, along with their three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
From an early age (it's reported that the Duchess was a fan of cross country at school) and just like her sister, Pippa Middleton, Kate is a known running fan, something that no doubt helps her to stay fit and healthy, whilst getting a nice cardio hit in.
Even on holiday Kate is keen to stay active – she and Prince William have been on multiple skiing trips together, with the Duchess thought to be a very competent skier. In fact, the Cambridges made their public debut as a couple on a ski trip in Klosters, Switzerland, all the way back in April 2004.
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What is Kate Middleton's diet like?
According to previous reports, the Duchess likes to start her day with a vitamin hit by indulging in a whizzed-up smoothie. "She drinks smoothies morning and afternoon, containing spirulina, kale, matcha (a finely ground green tea powder), spinach, romaine, cilantro and blueberries," a source once told the Daily Mail.
Plenty of reports praise Kate for being somewhat of a pro in the kitchen, saying that some of her go-to recipes include soups, curries and roast chicken (meaning the Cambridges likely avoid ready meals that can often contain a lot of salt or saturated fat). "In the evenings she indulges her hobby of cooking William's favourite supper, roast chicken," says a report from Vanity Fair. The Duchess is also known to be a keen baker, having let slip that her youngest, Prince Louis, is a big fan of Mary Berry, having seen her face around the home on Kate's very own recipe books.
Whilst appearing on Mary's A Berry Royal Christmas, the Duchess also admitted, "I love making [birthday] cakes. It's become a bit of a tradition that I stay up 'til midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing and I make far too much. But I love it."
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Known to be one of the healthier options to grab while on the go or eating out, sushi is a big hit with both Kate and Prince William. When the royal couple took a visit to Japan House London, to meet chef Shimizu Akira, William remarked upon sampling some salmon sashimi, "Very impressive. Thank you very much. My wife and I love sushi. We might have to come down here for lunch when no one else is in."