Kate’s pre-wedding diet revealed

Updated: Mar 14, 2011, 18:10 PM IST

London: With only weeks to go before the big day, most brides subject themselves to strict pre-wedding diet to ensure they look their best - but not Kate Middleton.

The bride-to-be regularly visits her local shop to buy Haribo Starmix and Tangfastics sweets, eating her way through two large packets a week, reports a daily.

Shopkeeper Hash Shingadia and his wife Chan said Prince William’s fiancee pops in twice a week to their Peaches Spar store in her home village of Bucklebury in Berkshire to buy the sweets, which contain 906 calories per 275g bag.

“Kate loves Haribo Starmix – they’re her favourites – and Tangfastics,” said Shingadia.

“She came in with her mother and bought some Haribos. She also bought French bread, ham, salami, cream and eggs and her favourite magazines, Hello!, Tatler and Elle. She’s a normal girl,” he added.

Shingadia also revealed that both Middleton and Prince William like to snack on Doritos crisps.

‘Prince William buys newspapers when he pops in, I can’t recall which, and he loves his mint Vienetta, Doritos crisps and Tropicana orange juice.

They’re both really normal and lovely,” he said.
Middleton’s food habits will now help allay fears about her figure before the April 29 wedding.

She was criticised for being too thin last week when she stepped out in in a 650-pounds Burberry trench coat in Belfast last week.

Commentators pointed out that, like the young Diana Spencer prior to her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981, Middleton too appears to look thinner with the royal wedding just seven weeks away.