n. A diet that a bride uses to lose weight before her wedding day.
Magazines have taken to publishing before and after shots of "painfully thin Kate", calling her "Queen of diets" and "Slimline Kate", and speculating on the "briet", or bridal diet.
But as Ms Middleton's private life has become as much a part of our quotidian as breakfast, it is her weight that is perhaps attracting the most attention. Her supposed eating plan has even coined a new vernacular term — the "briet", or bridal diet.
As many new brides find themselves, I am now beginning to embark on the dark path of bridal weight loss.