Last month, Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William were in Australia. As the Duchess of Cambridge exited a helicopter, the wind from it’s fast-paced propellors blew the back of her skirt up and photographers snapped a well-timed photo of her bum.
When British tabloids turned up their noses and refused to publish the racy shot, it was sold to the highest bidder, which happened to be a German gossip rag with absolutely no qualms about printing it. It was showed alongside the bottoms of the Kardashian sisters in a piece about ‘notorious’ derrières. What a topic.
The article read:
“Photos show our favourite Duchess Kate, 32, in the Australian Blue Mountains. The rotor blades of the royal helicopter swirl the air so that Kate’s summer dress blew up – giving a clear view of her beautiful bum!”
Of course, this is nowhere near the first time that the royal couple has had a brush with unsavory photographs. In 2012, pictures of Kate sunbathing topless were splashed across another tabloid, prompting a lawsuit because the shots were taken on a private beach, where there was an expectation of privacy.
It must be utterly exhausting to be on display 100% of the time. Kate does handle the stress of it beautifully and she always comes off as classy and put together – even though I’m sure she has her moments of pure frustration with the spotlight. The poor girl couldn’t help the fact that her skirt caught a gust of wind. It’s not like she was asking for it like Britney Spears or Paris Hilton partying without any panties on.
What do you think? Should some things be off limits, such as the Duchess of Cambridge’s bare backside? Or does freedom of the press cover any and all scandalous photos, no matter how regal their subject is? Sound off in the comments section!
H/T: Tell Me Now