Did you know that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has a unique fitness routine that involves cold swimming? It’s true! During an episode of The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast, Kate and her husband, Prince William, opened up about their fitness habits. The couple, along with Princess Anne, are patrons of different rugby unions.
Kate spoke about the importance of staying active, something she has been encouraged to do since childhood. She revealed that cold swimming is one of her current fitness hobbies. She loves it so much that she prefers swimming in colder temperatures, even when it’s dark and raining. In fact, she loves it so much that Prince William thinks she’s crazy!
During a trip to Wales, Kate shared with well-wishers that she even has a robe for after her swims to keep warm. According to one witness, Kate mentioned that she wears a robe for cold water swimming. It seems that the robe helps her stay cozy and comfortable after her refreshing swims.
Cold water swimming is not only a physical exercise but also has mental health benefits. Kate’s sister, Pippa, also enjoys swimming and wrote about it being one of her favorite workouts during her pregnancy. Additionally, Kate stays in shape by playing tennis and jumping on the trampoline with her three children.
The podcast also revealed Kate’s competitive side. When asked if she was competitive, Kate coyly replied that she wasn’t. However, her friend Mike revealed that he has witnessed her playing beer pong, showcasing her competitive spirit. Prince William chimed in and mentioned that their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, have inherited a bit of their parents’ competitiveness.
It’s clear that Kate and William enjoy friendly competition with each other during royal outings. From spin bike races (Kate won!) to sailing contests (William came out on top!), they are always finding ways to challenge each other. However, when it comes to table tennis, they have never actually finished a game. It becomes a mental challenge between the two of them, with each trying to out-mental the other.
It’s fascinating to see how Kate and William’s competitive spirit is passing down to their children. As the kids try out different sports, their individual temperaments shine through. It will be interesting to see how their athletic interests develop over time.
So, not only is Kate a stylish and elegant royal, but she’s also an avid cold water swimmer and a competitive spirit. It’s yet another interesting aspect of her life that showcases her dedication to fitness and her fun-loving personality.