We know her as Kate Middleton, but the wife of Prince William of Wales and the future princess of England is officially known as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
In the only ceremony of the decade that could honestly be described as a “fairy-tale wedding,” William married Kate on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London, England. Some estimates put the TV audience for their nuptials at 2 billion. That’s 4 billion eyes waiting to glimpse Kate’s dress, and the gown did not disappoint.
Known for her keen sense of style, Kate’s elegant and modern Sarah Burton gown impressed even the most snooty fashion critics and inspired knockoffs and replicas instantly. Alexander McQueen’s Burton also designed the cowl-neck bridesmaid dress worn by Kate’s sister, Pippa, which became just as sought-after.
Even Kate’s casuals make headlines; her every fashion choice consistently flies off store shelves and entire websites and fashion columns are dedicated to dissecting her style. When she announced her pregnancy in December 2012, fashion sites everywhere began to salivate about her choices for maternity-wear.
German tabloid Bild has published a picture of the Duchess of Cambridge’s skirt blowing up to reveal her bare bum, a move which is likely to spark another privacy row between Clarence House and the European press.
The shot of Kate, which was taken during the recent royal tour of New Zealand and Australia when she accompanied William on a walkabout in the Blue Mountains, shows the skirt of her Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress blowing up to reveal a shapely royal rear.
This latest breach of privacy comes just under two years after the Duke and Duchess launched legal action against French magazine, Closer, which printed topless photographs of Kate on holiday.