Catherine Duchess of Cambridge facing heavy criticism “Too Skinny” To Be Pregnant

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To Everyone Who Thinks Kate Middleton Looks “Too Skinny” To Be Pregnant

Apparently, no pregnant woman is immune from being shamed for their body — even (or especially) Kate Middleton.

Prince William always puts his family first. Photo (C) Andrew Matthews – WPA Pool, Getty Images
Prince William always puts his family first. Photo (C) Andrew Matthews – WPA Pool, Getty Images

On Tuesday, The Duchess of Cambridge made her first public appearance since announcing her third pregnancy. She appeared at Buckingham Palace to honour World Mental Health Day to recognize “the work of people & organisations in raising awareness of mental health,” according to a tweet from the Kensington Palace official Twitter account.

When photos of her began to surface on the Kensington Royal official Instagram account, however, people had something else in mind: her body.

Duchess Kate looked stunning in a blue lace Temperley dress Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate looked stunning in a blue lace Temperley dress Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

As BuzzFeed reports, many of the comments focused on her weight, as people began writing that she “looks too thin” to be pregnant, or that “it is physically impossible to be as emaciated and malnourished as she is and grow a healthy baby.”

Aside from being generally rude, the comments also miss the fact that Middleton suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum, a rare form of morning sickness that involves constant nausea and vomiting, leading to serious dehydration and dangerous weight loss. The most severe symptoms might lessen over time during the 12- or 13-week mark, but in many cases, they can last for the whole duration of pregnancy.

Kate dresses tiny bump in Temperley dress at palace reception Photo (C) GETTY
Kate dresses tiny bump in Temperley dress at palace reception Photo (C) GETTY

Hyperemesis gravidarum is treatable, but it can make it difficult to gain weight during pregnancy.

Apart from it being no one’s business what a pregnant woman’s body looks like, the speculation about her being “malnourished” is dangerous and offensive to someone who may very well still be suffering from a severe illness.

Kate was joined by Prince William and Prince Harry at the palace reception on Tuesday evening Photo (C) GETTY
Kate was joined by Prince William and Prince Harry at the palace reception on Tuesday evening Photo (C) GETTY

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Source: refinery29 uk

Tags: Prince William, Kate Middleton

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