Oh no, Kate. Not again. How my heart sank when I saw the Duchess has had yet another embarrassing wardrobe malfunction, this time as she prepared to board a helicopter with her husband, William.
Pictures published yesterday by a German newspaper show Kate during the royal couple’s recent tour of Australia and New Zealand, when her flimsy Diane von Furstenberg frock was lifted sky-high by a gust from the chopper’s blades, exposing her bare bottom.
A cheeky passing photographer managed to capture the Duchess’s rear in all its glory.
To make matters more humiliating, Kate appears to be wearing a thong that would make even a cheese cutter wince.
First, let me say that it was wrong of the newspaper to publish the pictures. The British press had refused to print them, but the shots had gone to the highest worldwide bidder.
And it’s terribly sad for Kate that her pert derriere will now be the image that forever marks any recollection of her and William’s triumphant tour.
How mortifying for any woman to be pictured in such an unedifying way.
But I couldn’t help but think that surely Kate could have tried a little harder to keep her modesty under wraps? As a relatively seasoned member of the Royal Family, isn’t it time she made more of an effort to cover up?
After all, every woman — especially a public figure who is constantly photographed — knows that a lightweight fly-away dress and the merest threat of a breeze hardly marks the right occasion to wear the skimpiest knickers in your drawer.
Indeed, sadly I feel there is barely a part of the Duchess’s body that I haven’t seen. It’s not so long ago that Kate was snapped topless on a French holiday with William.