Anorexia experts can now heave a sigh of relief as Kate Middleton, now titled Catherine, does not look as thin and lean as she looked during her Canada trip last July that sparked rumors of her being at the risk of anorexia.
Two of the Duchess of Cambridge’s latest public engagements have witnessed her in sound health, somewhat similar to her pre-engagement days.
Always a headturner, Catherine surprisingly looked a little chubbier than before during her visit to the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in central London early this month. It was the Duchess’ first solo public engagement.
While Catherine's husband Prince William is currently posted overseas, as a Royal Air Force helicopter search-and-rescue pilot stationed in the Falkland Islands, she spent her Valentine’s Day visiting Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, northern England on Tuesday, where she looked healthy and not anorexic at all.
Kate Middleton caught the attention of anorexia experts in July 2011 when she was away on her first official royal tour abroad to Canada after marrying Britain’s Prince William. Fabiola De Clercq, founder of Italy's Association for the Study and Research of Anorexia, warned that Kate was bordering on anorexia.
Before her marriage in April, Kate went on a low-carbohydrate diet, and De Clercq feared that duchess's appearances could become an advert for anorexia.
The Duchess’ latest appearances should lay to rest any suspicion or fear of anorexia. Check out some of the old and latest pictures of Catherine below, and you will know why anorexia experts should not be concerned any more.
Top: Britan's Catherine Duchess of Cambridge smiles during a visit to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, northern England, Feb.14, 2012. Below: Comparatively thinner Kate during her Canada visit in July 2011. REUTERS
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L), arrives for a tour at the Calgary Zoo in Calgary, Alberta during a royal tour of Canada July 8, 2011. She arrives for a visit to The Brink, an alcohol-free bar in Liverpool, northern England (L), Feb. 14, 2012. REUTERS
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool Feb. 14, 2012. She is pictured (L) at the National War Memorial in Ottawa June 30, 2011. REUTERS
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Ottawa's Macdonald-Catier International Airport in Canada June 30, 2011 (L). Right: She arrives for a vist to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, northern England Feb. 14, 2012. REUTERS
Britain's Catherine smiles during a visit to The Brink, an alcohol-free bar in Liverpool, northern England, Feb. 14, 2012 (R). Left: She listens to a speaker at the Calgary Zoo in Calgary, Alberta July 8, 2011. REUTERS
Kate Middleton, then Prince William's girlfriend, is seen at RAF Cranwell, central England April 11, 2008 (L). Now titled the Duchess of Cambridge, she seems to be back in her pre-wedding health. Right: She is seen at the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in central London Feb. 8, 2012. The visit was her first solo public engagement. REUTERS
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves after visiting the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in central London Feb. 8, 2012. Right: She visits a centre for homeless young people in Quebec City, July 3, 2011. REUTERS