OK! apologises for Duchess of Cambridge baby bump cover

25/07/13

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

OK! magazine has apologised for a cover story detailing the Duchess of Cambridge's 'post-baby weight-loss regime'.

A statement said: "We would not dream of being critical of her appearance."

Bosses at the magazine also claimed that they did not intend the cover to be understood as negative towards the Duchess's baby bump.

Parents complained the story could pressure new mums into instantly losing weight after giving birth.

Kate is one of the great beauties of our age and OK! readers love her. Like the rest of the world, we were very moved by her radiance as she and William introduced the Prince of Cambridge to the world
OK! statement

Hours after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed the public their son on Tuesday, OK! published what it described as the "Duchess diet", with an exclusive interview with her trainer revealing how "her stomach will shrink straight back".

Social media groups were set up by angered parents to boycott the £1 special edition issue with many calling the cover "disgusting".

In its statement, OK! also said: "Kate is one of the great beauties of our age and OK! readers love her.

"Like the rest of the world, we were very moved by her radiance as she and William introduced the Prince of Cambridge to the world."

The NHS advises new mums to give themselves time to recover from labour, with at least six weeks before starting any diets.

It also suggests those who breastfeed should leave it two months, as dieting can affect the milk supply.

The royal baby, who has been named George Alexander Louis, is third in line to the throne and was born at St Mary's Hospital in west London on Monday.

He will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

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