The Duchess of Cambridge is always seen in demure dresses and modest skirts and pants. Following royal protocol, she never bares her legs, and dress hemlines rarely ever go above the knee. But earlier this week, Kate was seen donning shorts for a regatta gala.
The Duchess and her husband Prince William hosted The King’s Cup regatta gala at the Isle of Wight. William and Kate led a team each and they were cheered on by their eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Kate certainly looked the part in her sailing gear. She donned the King’s Cup t-shirt, a pair of black shorts and a baseball cap. When she arrived at the event, she was wearing a frilled, multi-coloured top with wide-legged pants.
Fans were quick to spot how toned her legs looked and all the credit goes to the Duchess’s comprehensive workout routine. She also follows a healthy and balanced diet.
The mum-of-three has previously spoken about how she maintains her excellent figure and she attributes it to her children. During a trip to India in 2016, she remarked that she spends all her time “running behind her children.” Despite of having a full-time nanny, Kate is known for being a very hands-on mum.
Kate dedicates a part of her day to exercise. She particularly enjoys cycling and running. She also like doing CrossFit and yoga as well. When the Cambridges are in their vacation home in Anmer Hall, Kate is said to have a dedicated jogging track where she goes daily for a run.
A royal insider once told, "Kate is an exercise junkie. Pippa and Kate take their toned physiques extremely seriously,” reported Mirror. She makes it a point to go for a run daily if she is not able to do a proper workout session.
Kate reportedly is also so good at her routine, that she doesn’t need a personal trainer. When it comes to maintaining her washboard abs, she loves doing planks, a gruelling form of abdominal exercise. A plank is similar to a push-up except that the person’s forearms rest on the ground instead of their palms.
"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. The side plank requires you to balance on your side, holding your body straight with feet together and one arm flexed directly under your shoulder,” a source told Daily Mail, reported by Mirror.
She also uses an inflated gym ball to tone her abs. After giving birth to her second child, Kate is said to have followed a simple post-pregnancy exercise routine that was devised by Kelly Rennie, a mother-of-two who suffered from post-partum depression.