Someone Finally Asked Kate Middleton How She Stays So Skinny
This week in India, a rude man asked Kate Middleton the question on all of our minds: WTF is her diet secret?!
Now, this is not a polite question to ask anyone, let alone a princess. Okay, technically she’s a duchess, but either way she’s royal, and that means we’re all supposed to pretend she’s naturally perfect. In our minds, Kate doesn’t do the things the rest of us do, like go to the bathroom, stalk her husband’s exes on Instagram, or diet. And that’s how it’s supposed to be.
But in New Delhi yesterday, a man called Professor Bulbul Dhar-James asked her how she stays so thin after having two children, then saw fit to tattle about her answer to the Mirror. I mean, this man has balls of steel to even contemplate asking her this. And I’m not going to lie and tell you I’ve never wondered about the Duchess’s diet secrets. But is he actually an Us Weekly reporter in disguise? What kind of question is this for an international diplomat?
Anyway, here’s what she said, according to Professor Bulbul Dhar-James: “I am running after my kids.”
THAT’S IT?! No 64 ounces of water a day? No eight hours of sleep a night? No “moderation“? Just “running after her kids”?
I call B.S. on this one even harder than Alessandra Ambrosio’s alleged cupcake and wine diet. But guess what? It’s none of my business anyway, so the Duchess can be as secretive as she wants about her diet, especially when vaguely sexist professors question her about it out of nowhere.
Come on, what did he really think she was going to say? “I wake up at 4 a.m. to run five miles daily, plus I’m secretly on Weight Watchers and Atkins at the same damn time. I can’t remember the last time I ate gluten or dairy. I’m also really into juice cleanses and colonics. Thank god I have a nanny.” Get real, Professor Bulbul Dhar-James, that was never gonna happen.
With his next question, this man, who is a professor of political science, asked her if she’s “tired of smiling so much.” It’s a fun and innovative take on the usual sexist refrain of “you should smile more!” but still not the most polite or interesting question to ask a worldwide celebrity and mental health activist.
“I’m just reciprocating,” she allegedly replied. “Everyone is so warm.”
I mean, you ask a boring question, you get a boring answer. Any reporter could have told you that, Professor.
Hopefully, the encounter culminated with the Duchess pulling one of these.