Discussing her new show Katie and which celebrities she'd like to interview, Katie Couric made some surprisingly candid remarks about one in particular.
"I think it would be interesting to interview Kate Middleton because she has comported herself so well since she has been thrust in the limelight," she said.
However, she added, "I think she needs to eat more because she’s so thin.”
Royal sources consistently reiterate that there is no problem with Kate's dietary habits, yet speculation and discussion about Kate's slender frame persist.
Some even think it may be at least part of the reason that the newlyweds have yet to become pregnant, despite their expressed desire to start a family.
It is not clear why Couric - who was granted exclusive access to the Royals for her ABC News Special - would have made the extraordinary comments.
She surely meant no harm, but the weight topic is a sensitive one to say the least at the palace, especially given Princess Diana's battle with bulimia.
Kate Middleton is not bulimic, obviously, and even seems to have put on (a little) weight in the past few weeks, though she remains naturally thin.
The palace has not yet responded to Couric's comments. What do you think? Is she out of line? Leave a comment and vote in the survey below:
Kate Middleton: Too Thin?