Some spectators wondered whether Kate Middleton had gone to extremes to reach her royal wedding weight, but since the big event, she hasn’t exactly put on the pounds. She still looks slim and fit, which is impressive, given that she and Prince William haven’t exactly had a lax itinerary since their honeymoon. The newlyweds arrived in Canada to kick off their North American tour today, and while she’s putting in plenty of time with the Press and heads of state, we’re guessing that she’ll also be sneaking in some time at her hotels’ gyms, likely on a rowing machine.
The Duchess of Cambridge used to row for The Sisterhood, an all-women team that rows for charity (that’s her pictured above, rowing with the team). And reportedly, she still loves to keep up her cardio by working out on rowing machines. And while neither will be rowing, William and Kate will both be participating in a boat race on July 4th at Prince Edward Island, according to the couple’s personal secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton:
Their Royal Highnesses will … team up with Dragonboat racers, taking a boat each – although I hasten to add, not themselves paddling, though probably steering – and they will race across the lake to the opposite bank where crowds will be gathered. After congratulating the winning team, the couple will be welcomed by First Nations people with a traditional ‘smudging’ ceremony.
The couples’ passion for sport — which also plays a role in the year’s other most popular royals, Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock — no doubt keeps them healthy, both on the road and off. And while many worried that the stress of the wedding or extreme dieting were the cause of Middleton’s extra-lean figure at her wedding, it seems to us that she has a fairly healthy perspective on staying active, despite her exhausting list of requirements as a royal.