Kate Middleton Craves Sweets, Eats Shortbread By The Boxful During Pregnancy

Nathan Francis

Kate Middleton craves sweet foods and is reportedly eating lavender shortbread by the boxful during the early months of her pregnancy.

The Duchess has been suffering acute morning sickness throughout her pregnancy, a condition that caused her to stay in the hospital for a few days last month. But now that she's able to be up and about, Kate Middleton craves high caloric sweets, which are seen as a traditional anti-morning sickness remedy.

"A lot of women develop cravings during pregnancy and Kate is no exception. She has got a real taste for these biscuits," a source told Showbiz Spy. "Lavender is said to have healing properties, so it is not such a wacky food to nibble on when you're pregnant."

To accommodate Kate Middleton's cravings, the royal family has reportedly been sending boxes of shortbread, which just so happen to come from her father-in-law Prince Charles' Duchy Originals organic food brand.

"Kate has been craving scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream," said another source."She can't get enough of it. And she washes it down with a cup of old-fashioned English-breakfast tea.

"Some women eat raw onions when they're pregnant, but Kate's joked that she's keeping it classy. It's just a shame she can't keep her food down for long!"

Though many people think that lavender is dangerous to pregnant women, the food that Kate Middleton craves is actually used as a morning sickness treatment at times, Cafe Mom reported. Lavender has been used to treat vomiting, loss of appetite, nausea, and upset stomach. It's also used to treat flatulence.