Duchess Kate stopped getting spray tans once she learned of her pregnancy

Finally! I have finally have an explanation for why so many of us think Duchess Kate looks so much prettier now that she’s pregnant. One explanation: her face is slightly fuller, making her look younger. Second explanation: she’s toned down the makeup, and she looks slightly barfy, which makes her seem fresher and more sympathetic. And the new-found third explanation: she’s no longer fake-tanning now that she’s pregnant! She’s no longer a shade of orange, and we can see her natural skin color and tone, and people like it. The Mail claims that Kate stopped fake-tanning as soon as she found out she was knocked up:

While many members of the Royal Family didn’t know the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant until she was rushed to hospital with acute morning sickness, one unlikely figure already knew the truth – her beautician.

Kate had her crucial 12-week scan last week and was told the happy news that her baby is healthy. But a couple of months ago, she cancelled a string of appointments with the spray tanner who privately visits her at Kensington Palace – which could mean only one thing.

‘Pregnant women in the first trimester are not supposed to have spray tans,’ says my mole with the St Tropez tan.

‘The first sign Kate was expecting came in October, when she suddenly cancelled her spray tans. She has a lady who goes to Kensington Palace, although she always makes sure it goes on sparingly. Kate usually likes just enough to give herself a little glow before a public appearance.’

[From The Mail]

I think it’s interesting that she stopped tanning, but I’m fascinated by the tidbit that Kate had someone come over TO THE PALACE to spray her. Where was it done in the palace? Are there witnesses? How often did she have it done? Anyway, I’m glad that she’s no longer fake-tanning. I hope she gives it up for good.

Meanwhile, there’s more evidence that Kate is feeling better and that her morning sickness has dissipated a bit – she’s back to making stops into her local Starbucks!

One grande decaf skinny latte for the Duchess, pronto! Last Friday, Jan. 11, a pregnant Kate Middleton quietly emerged from Kensington Palace for a very hush-hush jaunt: A walk through Kensington Gardens with dog Lupo followed by a drop-in at a nearby Starbucks!

Escorted by a security guard, the 31-year-old Duchess “looked beautiful,” an onlooker tells Us Weekly. “Her hair was done nicely and she had a scarf, lovely long coat and boots on.” Still under wraps, although Middleton is now in her second trimester? Her baby bump. “She was wrapped up warm, so I couldn’t see the bump,” the observer explains.

As the security guard waited outside with Lupo, Prince William’s wife went inside and placed her order herself: Her decaf drink, plus a cookie. “Kate was smiling,” the observer continues, adding that she “paid with a Starbucks card, which she swiped herself.”

Thus armed with provisions, the expectant royal took Lupo’s leash back from the security guard (the pooch is “so cute and well-behaved,” the spy says), and the trio continued on their walk.

“She’s a regular,” a Starbucks staffer tells Us of the unassuming Duchess. This past Monday, she and William, 30, announced they “are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July,” adding that “The Duchess’s condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month.” (Middleton’s first trimester was marred by acute morning sickness.)

[From Us Weekly]

She got decaf, which is fine, but I thought all of the royal sources claimed that Kate had completely given up coffee (even decaf) when she and William started trying to get pregnant? Weird.

Last royal story – Life & Style had a story last week about the Queen “gifting” William and Kate a “cottage” (mansion) on the Sandringham estate. We’ve discussed it before – Will & Kate will likely receive Amner Hall, a property worth $10 million. Life & Style’s source says: “There’s been a lot of tension between the queen and Kate, so giving them Amner Hall is definitely a peace offering.” The thought is that the Queen is trying to pull William & Kate closer, trying to keep an eye on them, but the source says “They hugely respect the queen, but Prince William’s determined that they’ll remain as independent as they can be. He wants to do things their way.” Yeah. The Queen is trying to tell them that “their way” isn’t cutting it.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. mkyarwood says:

    As soon as you finally get pregnant, you give up all sorts of things. But eventually, you get that sashimi/caffeine/blue cheese/whatever they tell you never to eat.

    • aud says:

      Lol so true. I gave up everuthing at first.

      Now I’m in my 8th month. I’m eating cooked sushi and cold cuts. Washing them down with the occasional soda. My baby is doing fine

      Though I have stuck to not being the one to change the kitty litter. Tough sacrifice ;)

      People are too paranoid now.

      • bluhare says:

        Hahaha!! My sister parlayed that cat litter thing big time. Husband still does it and her youngest is 20!

      • Becky1 says:

        I hate how a lot of people analyze/judge everything that pregnant women do. I have a pregnant friend who got a cup of coffee at a coffee shop and was scolded by a fellow patron. It’s ridiculous. Small amounts of caffeine are fine during pregnancy and it’s not like she was drinking a beer or lighting up a joint. I’ve never been visibly pregnant (I had a miscarriage early on a few years ago) but I’ve been told by friends who have kids and my sister that there are many people who feel no hesitation in making all sorts of nosy, obnoxious comments when you’re pregnant.

      • imqrious2 says:

        Oh for goodness sakes, for hundreds of years women drank wine (instead of water!), had caffeine, ate cheeses, raw fish, and yes, even smoked. Yet generations after generations worldwide have been fine! People are just too hysterical nowadays.

        One week something’s fine, the next week it’s bad for you, and the next it’s ok again. Seriously! Remember the hoopla over caffeinated vs. decaf?? It went on for months, only for the “specialists” to finally say it doesn’t matter.

  2. evadstructn says:

    looks like she’s flipping the bird in the last pic

    • RocketMerry says:

      Lol, I thought so too, especially since she was talking to the guy who did that horrible painting of her :)

      Anywoo, she was spray-tanning all this time?! Dear Lord, exactly what blinding shade of white is she?

      • Erinn says:

        Probably a similar blinding shade of white to what I am. I actually noticed the other day, that my foundation, labeled ‘porcelain’ was noticeably a bit darker than my skin. It’s rough, but I get an allergic reaction (hives, itching) from the sun, plus I have multiple family members with skin cancer. I’m starting to think a spray tan might be necessary before my wedding.

      • RocketMerry says:

        Lol, I feel for you. My brother is also very very pale and cannot even stay under a beach umbrella without tons of spf cream. Come the end of the day he is red as a lobster, regardless of sun exposure, while I am already caramel-dark after three seconds: we each envy the other and bitch about it all summer.

        I find pale skin has a lot of charme and refined beauty, but Kate… I really cannot imagine Kate as a very pale person. I’m curious to see how light she’ll get :)

      • GoodCapon says:

        Compare photos of her to when she left the hospital (top pic) to the ones of her at the wedding. She was INCREDIBLY ORANGE there. She and Pippa seemed to have a battle of the Oompa-Loompas there. It was even more obvious because both of them were wearing white.

      • Lindy says:

        Erinn, I am the exact same way! Except my skin isn’t quite as pale as it once was (I’ve had multiple jobs that required me to spend extended periods outside the past 2 years & sunscreen only does so much…so mainly my arms have color).

        I thought I was the only one who was allergic to UV rays! Super itchy and blotchy. No fun at all. I tried to get a “base tan” before a tropical vacation by doing a few evil tanning bed sessions (terrible I know!) and it was miserable. Hopefully tan in a can won’t upset your sensitive skin as well! Good luck & congrats on your wedding!

  3. Angelic 20 says:

    William wants to be independent while taking all the money from them, does he even know what independent means? He is trying to bite the hands that feed him, spoiled control freak man child. Is it weird feeling sorry for an unborn child because I am starting to feel that way for baby Cambridge, may God bless him or her.

  4. megs283 says:

    Docs now say that caffeine is fine (up to 1.5 to 2 cups of coffee a day, I believe).

    Then again, she’s the one who’s pregnant…so what do I know.

    • jess says:

      My doctor says up to 200mg a day is fine, but I don’t need caffeine, so I’m avoiding it anyways. For me, the less stimulants/chemicals I consume, the better :)

    • Remote Control says:

      I drank coffee while pregnant and loved every drop of it. :)

      • bluhare says:

        I’ve not been pregnant, so don’t leap all over me, but when I have an upset stomach, the first thing to go is my taste for coffee and it’s the last to come back.

        I say Kate way over diagnosed herself with HG if she’s at Starbucks already.

      • Marie says:

        She has not one but TWO experienced OBGYN’s taking care of her and I’m sure other very skilled health care professionals so she is receiving very good advice and care in terms of what is safe for HER right now. FYI she didn’t diagnose herself with HG, she was diagnosed by one or both of her attending specialist after being admitted to hospital. She may have been told for her situation some coffee was OK, or to be careful. The caffeine may be helping to replace the nicotine.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        Marie. Please give link to the article where it says her doctors diagnosed her with hg.

        It is my understanding the palace in a statement gave her hg with no medical support.

        I want official statements from the palace or somewhere that goes on record saying those doctors said it was severe hg.

  5. LAK says:

    Firstly, this is life & Style, who seem to get their reports from the DM because this same report looks like a cut and paste job. word for word with only currency signs changed.

    That said, isn’t it interesting that speculation or otherwise has gone from Kate and HM are BFFs -> HM is bribing Kate and William to keep them in the family.

    Which is kind of sad and gives more negative speculation to reasons why William spent christmas with the Middletons rather than his family [but still rocked up for the shoot at HM expense]

    At this point, speculatively, William will ONLY do what is required of him if bribed with gifts. Rather large gifts by the looks of it.

    Whether it’s true or false, it is not a good image to have when you depend on public goodwill to maintain your position.

    • Angelic 20 says:

      William is acting like Diana did in her few last years, she became too anti monarchy and overestimated her popularity while Queen just sat back and let her create her own downfall. He doesn’t think he needs to make an effort or do anything for that matter because he is Diana’s son but just likehis mother this anti monarchy attitude will be his downfall together with his attitude towards media to control them. He just reminds me of Edward, watching him is like watching history repeating itself and we all know how he ended up.

    • bluhare says:

      “At this point, speculatively, William will ONLY do what is required of him if bribed with gifts. Rather large gifts by the looks of it.”

      What a wonderful trait in a future King. I really hope he abdicates in favour of Harry. Won’t happen, I know, but a girl can dream.

  6. GoodCapon says:

    I have nothing against spray tanning if done correctly. Unfortunately the Middletons go overboard with it. That combined with their smoking habits ages them. A lot.

    It’s funny but where I come from the people here want to be ‘whiter’ whereas Westerners want to go for the exact opposite. ;)

  7. Eleonor says:

    ” and placed her order herself ” AMAZING.

  8. Bodhi says:

    Eh, I drink coffee when I’m pregnant, its no big deal. There is a huge list of “restricted” things because doctors are terrified of being blamed for something going wrong. No clue about spray tans though, I’ve never had one pregnant or not

    • Seagulls says:

      There’s even limited evidence that light alcohol consumption past the first trimester has a BENEFICIAL effect on the health of the fetus, so go figure.

      Spray tans seem to be linked with cancer now, so I think the assumption is they might be teratogenic, too. One of the many reasons I embrace my pale.

  9. Amanda says:

    She should stop spray tanning forever. It looks so bad, no matter who you are. I’m pale and proud of it!

  10. rae says:

    screw it Prince Harry for King. I am sick of Prince William and Kate “we want privacy” bull crap. Accept your duty or step down.

  11. Meerkat says:

    I read this story. Then I watched Obama’s inauguration – with the wonderful women, articulate, hard working, who fought for their education and made use of it. Then I read about this utter waste of education, Kate Miidleton, giving up her fake tan.
    Are we on the same planet?

  12. Cobalt_Kate says:

    Am I the only one that was disappointed that there weren’t any pictures of Lupo to accompany the article? He’s pretty darn cute.

  13. JennJennM says:

    I agree she looks so much better with her natural color. However, the skin on her upper torso below her neck is already showing reddishness and slight freckling associated with photoaging from years of laying out in the sun during the summer or on holiday. I wouldn’t be surprised if she reverts to fake-bake after her baby is born.

  14. TG says:

    @Alexandra Bananarama – Your comment about when the Middletons will unhitch their wagon to Wills was so funny. I agree with Angelic as well because I think she is on to something. I think the Middletons have overestimated their power and intelligence. They remind me of Joe Simspons. I have always loved the royals and the whole darn fairy tale but, maybe because today is Inauguration Day and I have seen so many intelligent, strong, confident women Waity just seems ridiculous and I wonder how long Great Britian is going to tolerate a Royal Family anyway. I mean I think of them as ambassadors for their nation and I am sure they are good for tourism so if they cost less than they bring in than so be it, but I do wonder. I love the Brits but am getting tired of Wills and Kate.

    • Alexandra Bananarama says:

      Thanks TG. I feel like the “are the royals worth it” argument will be around forever. Imo they are not worth it, but i am an American.

      Will and Kate are burning through their good will and will be left out in the cold soon enough. I wonder why i didn’t read of her Starbucks card in the expense reports explaining how she spends her father in laws money.

      • Meerkat says:

        I’m British and I totally agree with you, AB. The idea of kowtowing to a family – and a German family at that – because they are regarded as “royal” and “majestic” is anathema to me. This is why growing numbers are joining Republic, which proposes an elected head of state, accountable to the people, not a “job for life” monarch.

        Have a look at the Republic website to read the truth about the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha family.

  15. bluhare says:

    And the best news of the day: Harry’s back!!!! Yay!!

  16. Jessica says:

    If she was supposed to concieve in mid-October, there is no way she would have known she was pregnant to cancel appointments in October–she at the soonest wouldn’t have found out until eraly November. That story is a load of BS.

  17. Kelly says:

    Is there much about her that isn’t superficial? She just seems shallow. And lazy.

  18. Jenn says:

    Spray Tans? Please! Go out and get some natural vit D like the rest of us … it’s called a walk.