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Red faces all around over Kates bum

Eimear Phelan

Published 07/06/2014|13:55

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the ANZAC March and Commemorative Service and lay a wreath before planting a 'Lone Pine' tree in the Memorial Garden
in Canberra during the eighteenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 25, 2014. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Prince William and Kate Middleton ANZAC March and Commemorative Service and lay a wreath before planting a 'Lone Pine' tree in the Memorial Garden in Canberra during the eighteenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The British royal family are apparently “furious” over the recent pictures of Kate Middleton, Prince William’s wife, the Duchesse of Cambridge.

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The pictures of Kate’s bare behind were taken during the couple’s recent tour of Australia and New Zealand. At an event at the Australian Blue Mountains Kate’s light summer dress blew up with the gust from a helicopter and a photographer caught the moment.

The pictures were published in German tabloid Bild, but the British press refused to publish them. The picture is included in an article with the headline "Khloe, Kim and Kate—butts which have moved us these past few days,” and the picture is accompanied by an explanation of the incident describing the gust as “giving a clear view of her beautiful bum!”.

Prince William is very annoyed over the matter. Paul Burrell, the former butler of William's late mother Diana said  "William is sure to be furious that these pictures have surfaced, and I think he would do anything in his power to protect Kate," in an interview with the British edition of OK! magazine.

Burrell talked about how the prince “adores her and will do anything for her" and how he was livid after the pictures surfaced.

This isn’t the first time Kate has been caught in less than idea clothing. She was snapped in France Sunbathing topless while on holiday in with her then new husband in 2012. The French edition of the magazine Closer published the images but the editor was later charged with breech of privacy laws. 

This recent incident is unlikely to cause the same sort of civil action with the flashing happening at a public event and not on private property like the previous revealing photos.

The image of the royal family is very important with  Burrell saying that many of the royal ladies such as the Queen and Lady Diana had weights sewn into the hems of their skirts and dresses to prevent things like this happening.

There are also reports of Buckingham Palace hiring a "bum minder" for Kate. The female minder's job would be to accompany Kate on outings and stop paparazzi from taking pictures of her behind according to The Sun newspaper.

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