Kate Middleton’s Favorite Exercises And Foods Might Surprise You

What are Kate Middleton’s favorite foods to eat and exercises to help her stay in shape? The answers might surprise you. When prompted, those close to Kate have always said that one thing she loves to do above all else is to spend time outdoors. In fact, whether at home or on vacation, she is reported to prefer getting her cardio exercise this way rather than going to a gym.

For instance, swimming and skiing are two of Kate Middleton’s favorite ways to exercise and are also things she loves to do when going on holidays. These are extremely good sports for getting a cardio workout, with skiing burning off approximately 1,400 calories an hour and swimming 400 to 600 calories an hour.

Kate Middleton is reportedly so sporty that she is even better at skiing than Prince William. When it comes to swimming, the Duchess of Cambridge will oftentimes have fun with water aerobics as well as water polo sessions with Prince Harry and William.

Besides swimming and skiing, Kate Middleton also has a couple of secret exercises which she does both indoors and outdoors that help her to stay fit. The secret exercises? The first of these is looking after her children. When Kate was on a royal tour of India with Prince William in 2016, Professor BulBul Dhar-James asked her how she managed to stay so slender after having two children. She replied that running around after her children certainly helped her to stay in shape, as the Daily Mail reported.

“I am running after my kids!”

Kate Middleton gets exercise by running after her children.
Running after her children is one way that Kate Middleton gets plenty of exercise.[Image by Pool/Getty Images]

Kate Middleton’s second secret exercise, according to royal insiders, is the Plank. This is one that the Duchess of Cambridge is able to do both indoors and outdoors and one which also requires no special exercise equipment. Kate is reportedly able to hold each Plank position for up to 45 seconds, according to the Daily Mail.

“It tightens her muscles. There are three elements, the basic plank, the side plank and the prone sky dive, all of which are positions Kate can hold for 45 seconds or longer and repeat at least ten times each.”

Kate Middleton also loves to go running and rowing as a form of exercise, although rowing is something that she will often do at Clarence House, where there is a private gym. Kate sometimes uses weights when she does her cardio exercises, which saves time and ensures that she doesn’t need to lift weights separately, according to Healthy Celeb. The weights help to keep the Duchess of Cambridge’s muscles toned.


As Kate Middleton is so keen on a wide variety of exercises, what does her diet look like and what are her favorite foods? According to royal family chef Carolyn Robb, Prince William is really quite fond of Kate Middleton’s family and their eating style because they all come together at the dinner table every evening for the family meal. Because of this, the Duchess of Cambridge has been raised to love cooking and hosting meals, especially meals with curries, Delish reports.

Kate Middleton is also fond of chutney, and she even used her grandmother’s special family recipe to make chutney to give to the Queen as a Christmas gift one year, Delish notes.

“I thought, ‘I’ll make her something.’ Which could have gone horribly wrong. But I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney. I was slightly worried about it, but I noticed the next day that it was on the table. I think such a simple gesture went such a long way for me.”

Kate Middleton at a cooking workshop in Montreal, Canada on July 2, 2011.
Kate Middleton at a cooking workshop in Montreal, Canada on July 2, 2011. [Image by Pool/Getty Images]

Besides her exercise routine, eating plenty of fresh veggies and fruits is very important to Kate Middleton, and she especially enjoys goji berries, watermelon salad, ceviche, gazpacho, tabbouleh, and almond milk. The Duchess of Cambridge is also adventurous when it comes to foods, and when visiting Canada, she tried geoduck clams with a miso mustard sauce.

Of course, Kate Middleton is certainly not beyond enjoying herself and eating some of her favorite sweets, Self reports. These include jam roly-poly and sticky toffee pudding. Some of Kate’s other favorite indulgences are reportedly Kettle chips, eggs, salami, dried fruits, oatmeal, and Haribo Starmix and Tangfastics.

What do you think of Kate Middleton’s favorite exercises and foods?

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