Cue Next Royal Debate: Kate's Weight

Not surprisingly, slim appearance is now a topic of discussion

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 11, 2011 11:19 AM CST

(Newser) – Well, you had to know this was coming, and here it is: the inevitable debate over Kate Middleton’s weight. Specifically: Has she lost too much of it? Middleton visited Northern Ireland this week, and her appearance during the visit became a hot topic among the crowd of well-wishers … and, later, on Twitter. One woman in attendance even reportedly told Middleton she shouldn’t lose any more weight, to which Middleton reportedly responded that the weight loss is part of her wedding plan.

Amusingly, the AP apparently asked the palace about Middleton’s weight loss plan; not surprisingly, officials wouldn’t comment, nor would they share her height or weight. (One press aide, who asked to remain anonymous, did go so far as to call Middleton’s response to the woman in Ireland "off-the-cuff.") On Twitter, more people, ahem, weighed in and agreed that Middleton is looking a little too skinny. And at least one nutritionist says the future princess is already “on the very slim end of what would be considered healthy. She's not in the danger zone, I don't think … but she doesn't have any weight to lose.” (Click to read about how Kate "saved" William.)

Kate Middleton arrives at City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday March 8, 2011, during a surprise visit to Northern Ireland with Prince William.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Prince William and Kate Middleton leave City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday March 8, 2011, during their surprise visit to Northern Ireland.   (AP Photo/Niall Carson, pool)
Britain's Prince William (L) accompanied by his fiancee Kate Middleton, watch a tug of war match during a visit to Greenmount Agricultural College near Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 8, 2011.   (Getty Images)
Kate Middleton smiles as she arrives at City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday March 8, 2011.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince William and his fiance Kate Middleton leave City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday March 8, 2011.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Kate Middleton smiles as she visits Greenmount Agricultural College on March 8, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.   (Getty Images)
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