Why sporty Kate Middleton is BANNED from marathons – royal rule revealed
KATE MIDDLETON is one of the sportiest royals, reported to love running, tennis, skiing and hockey. Despite her love of running Kate isn’t allowed to take part in public races because of a certain royal rule.
Kate Middleton, 36, attended the London Marathon in 2017 to support her mental health charity, Heads Together.
The Duchess of Cambridge is known to be very sporty, but she didn’t run in the marathon.
She is regularly seen at big sporting events, sometimes pictured sporting her trainers and publicly promoting fitness.
Before marrying William she was often snapped at sporting events, and played various sports at her boarding school.
However, according to Kate’s friend Bryony Gordon, Kate is not allowed to run marathons.
Kate Middleton: Kate can’t run marathons because of this royal rule
On Loose Women, Bryony revealed that the Duchess is not allowed to run in the marathon, or any public race, because of one royal reason.
Speaking on the show Bryony said that she asked Kate if she would be running the marathon, to which she replied: “Oh no, security and all that.”
Bryony, author of ‘Eat, Drink, Run’, then retorted: “If I can do the marathon, you can.”
Around 41,000 people ran the London marathon this year, creating a huge threat to Kate’s security if she were to participate.
While Kate wasn’t able to run the 26.2 mile marathon herself, she did take part in a 100-metre sprint with Prince William and Prince Harry.
The sprint was part of a training day for runners taking part in the marathon.
One Middleton who is allowed to run marathons is Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, who completed her first marathon in Kenya in 2015.
Speaking to Hello! magazine Pippa said: “I decided that a marathon was a ‘life box’ that needed ticking and this year was my time—despite it being one of the toughest in the world, with temperatures rising to more than 30 degrees Celsius [86 degrees Fahrenheit], at an altitude of 5,550 feet and with the possibility of bumping into lions or rhinos.”
She’s also completed the Great Wall marathon in northern China.
Pippa is a keen sportswoman and patron of sports charity Disability Snowsport UK. /life-style/style/976541/pippa-middleton-pregnant-style-latest-winter-games
Last month she made a rare public appearance at an event for the charity, meeting with paralympians who competed in the Winter Olympic Games.
The photos, shared by the charity on its Facebook page, show Pippa beaming in the stunning blue jumpsuit and crisp white waterfall blazer.
Known for being the more sporty one of the two Middleton sisters, Pippa revealed in her Waitrose Magazine column that she felt “lucky” to have gotten past her 12 week scan without extreme morning sickness, like her sister has had.
Sticking to her training regime, Pippa revealed she still works out three to four times a a week, doing pilates, yoga and going to the gym.
In her most recent column for Waitrose magazine, Pippa mused about her exercise regime and whether she could keep it up.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK