British gossip magazine Now is reporting that Kate Middleton’s mom, Carole, is concerned about her daughter’s weight loss. Kate has been losing weight since before last year’s wedding, with a consensus of weight watchers currently estimating her at a U.S. size 6, down from an 8.
Quoting a friend of Carole, Now magazine reports: "Kate comes from a slim-built family but her mum looks at how skinny she’s become and is telling her to eat more. She worries that Kate’s pushing herself too hard and not looking after herself by eating balanced meals."
Eating disorders are a potentially explosive subject within the Royal Family. Princess Diana struggled with bulimia, and any suggestion by journalists that Kate is underweight is met with stout denial by her friends.
Meanwhile, the ever-reliable Globe is carrying a story that Kate suffered a miscarriage before William left for the Falklands. It may be worth giving this story some credence, however, as it was suspected by many in Kate’s circle that she was indeed pregnant late last year.