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Kate Middleton's bare bum photo scandal: Throws caution to the wind in a thong?

Kate Middleton's bare bum exposed when the wind blows her skirt up and a German tabloid publishes the picture.
Kate Middleton's bare bum exposed when the wind blows her skirt up and a German tabloid publishes the picture.
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Kate Middleton’s bare bottom was exposed when a helicopter blew up her skirt during her Australia trip and the paparazzi was there waiting with cameras for such a money shot. The pictures were offered to publications in the U.K., but they “dutifully turned them down,” according to The Daily Beast on May 27.

This revealing picture of Kate’s bum is not something the media in the U.K. is allowed to publish. If they had there would have been legal ramifications. It was a German tabloid who published this revealing picture of Kate, which is perfectly legal for a German media outlet to do.

The Queen is expected to be infuriated over the publishing of this latest picture and maybe her anger will not be with just the media. This isn’t the first time Kate’s skirt has blown up in the wind exposing her undercarriage and the Queen knows there are ways to guard against this from happening.

Kate apparently hasn’t heeded the Queen’s past advice to weigh down those hems. The Queen has lead weights sewn into the hem of her skirts and dresses to guard against incidents such as this.

This latest picture of Kate walking with William has her skirt fly up almost to her waist and her bare bum is exposed. It looks as though she might be wearing a thong, because nothing but bare flesh is shown in this picture.

The Independent reports today that this wind-blown skirt shot was captured while Kate and William were visiting the Blue Mountains near Sydney. It was a blast of wind from a nearby helicopter that caused her Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress to blow upward and flash her backside to the world.

The tabloid, Bild, ran this picture of Kate’s exposed bum next to pictures of the rear ends of Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian with the caption:

“Khloe, Kim and Kate – butts which have moved us these past few days.”

The tabloid explained Kate’s surroundings and how a shot of her bare bum was made possible. Bild writes:

"Photos show our favorite 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!"

It is too bad this has happened to Kate, but she is probably the most photographed person in the world, so she should have known this was a possibility. This isn't the first time her skirt's been swept up in the wind. When she visited Canada a few years back, she was in a yellow dress that she couldn't keep down in the wind.

Many pictures of Kate were snapped that day with her dress blowing in the wind, but none were as revealing as this latest photo. Maybe it is time for Kate to take a page from the Queen's fashion book and weigh down those hems, although it could very well change the flow and the look of a light summer dress. Maybe she could at least put on a pair of underwear that covers her bum in case of an wind accident in the future.