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    The Duchess of York has accused parts of the media of making "outrageous" claims that her daughter is overweight.
    In an interview with the BBC, Sarah Ferguson said her eldest daughter Beatrice was a fit and healthy size 10.
    "The press has been absolutely outrageous, calling her such horrible names... I just think they ought to take more responsibility," she said.
    Her remarks come ahead of a TV show in which the duchess helps an overweight family to improve their lifestyle.
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    The duchess is a spokesperson for WeightWatchers and has long been concerned about the issue of obesity.
    In recent weeks, some sections of the media have criticised 19-year-old Princess Beatrice's figure after she was photographed wearing a bikini on holiday in the Caribbean.
    The most important thing we need to do is get people to understand: walk to work, or walk up stairs, take exercise, drink lots of water


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    "Her comment was 'will they be happy if I get anorexia because then they would write about that?'" Sarah Ferguson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
    "The thing is she is a regular size 10. She's very fit and well and healthy.
    "I understand freedom of the press but what I don't understand is when it takes a regular, very healthy girl and tries to completely obliterate her confidence."
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    She also spoke about how the family she helped in Hull as part of the two-part reality TV programme for ITV were typical of many others on low incomes.
    She said they had not been educated about the ways they could make small, but significant, changes to their lives.
    "Dad had diabetes and is now getting over it and I had to say to him 'you do realise, if you go on like this, you could be paralysed, you could lose your limbs', and I think it just gave him such a wake-up call, he'd never been told that," she said.
    "The most important thing we need to do is get people to understand: walk to work, or walk up stairs, take exercise, drink lots of water. "And you know, you can turn on the tap and drink water without having to pay for it."

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    It makes sense that she stands up for her child. The media is crazy about weight. If you aren't dead-on-pefect, you'll be called anorexic or fat. There's no in between. Still, Princess B is overweight and would probably benefit from losing 15-20 lbs.

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    I don't think a size 10 is fat at all. Although it might not be a bad idea to wear something other than a bikini if you're a size 10... you know?
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    I think a UK size 10 is a US size 6. This girl is perfectly thin - I'm appalled that Beatrice is getting this treatment by the press and that Fergie has to even defend her daughter's body.

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    Oh come on, we all know that anything over a size 4 is, like, totally gross.

    She's not overweight, but she's not a size 10 either, at least not her lower half. She's cursed/blessed with a pear shape so she's always going to look 'bottom heavy' even if her weight/BMI is OK for her height.

    Is her mother going to defend her choice of hats too?
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    She didn't ask to be famous so I won't be mean, apart from her mouth

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    Beatrice is fine. Go rag on somebody who is actually fat.

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    Beatrice isn't fat. She's just not very attractive.

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    I can't see how she's fat at all... please, the girl is a healthy size. She's not stick insect skinny... she's not a model... but fuck to call her fat is utterly ridiculous.
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    I've said several unkind - but true - things about Beatrice's face, but I wouldn't call the girl "fat." She's got a little extra meat on her, but nothing worth getting torqued out about.
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    Beatrice isn't fat at all. Yes, she is rather unfortunate looking and that's not her fault. Besides, she has beautiful hair and clothes. And she doesn't seem like a total bitch.

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    She is not fat but she does not have the body to wear a bikini.

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    If a UK 10 is a US 6 she's not a size 10/6.

    She could look better but she looks healthy, confident and happy.
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    Yeah, Beatrice isn't fat, but she's no U.S. size 6.

    I could buy that she's a U.S. size 10 or 12, maybe. Which I guess would be a UK size 14?
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    ^^^ That looks about right to me but either way she's not 'overweight', just an unfortunate shape and there's nothing she can do about that.
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