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Kate's bum deal: Camera captures future queen going commando

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The Duchess of Cambridge shovels dirt at an event in which her skirt flew up (AP) The Duchess of Cambridge shovels dirt at an event in which her skirt flew up (AP)
Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, in Australia (AP) Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, in Australia (AP)
The Duchess of Cambridge during a tour in Scotland on May 29 (AP) The Duchess of Cambridge during a tour in Scotland on May 29 (AP)
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FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -

The former Kate Middleton is a modern well-dressed gal who apparently doesn't want to worry about panty lines.

During a recent appearance in Australia, the Duchess of Cambridge apparently was going commando underneath her new Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress - or wearing a barely there G-string. The whole world now knows she doesn't wear granny panties because an Australian photographer captured a gust of wind blowing up the royal's skirt.

The photographer was able to get top dollar from a German newspaper, which then published the photo. Likely due to British privacy laws, that nation's tabloids have eschewed publishing the photo and tutt-tutted about the invasion of Her Royal Highness' privacy.

But this wasn't like someone selling to TMZ naked-as-a-jaybird Prince Harry cavorting in Las Vegas in a private hotel suite or a topless Kate photographed while holidaying on the grounds of a private residence in France.

This was the future of Queen of England photographed during a public event on a windy day in which a helicopter's blades were whirling nearby. The gust of wind also blew up Prince William's jacket, but no skin was revealed.

Kate also had showed her underwear when her skirt blew up when she landed in New Zealand on the same tour.

Queen Elizabeth II reportedly had ordered Kate to wear longer hems after not liking her above the knee skirts in previous overseas trips and wardrobe malfunctions. The queen also famously has her designer, Angela Kelly, sew weights into the hems of her skirts so that no one sees the queenly granny panties.

Rupert Murdoch's Daily Telegraph in Australia has now published the bum Kate photo and made clear that Kate is only to blame.

"But when she is on a public street and her dress blows up again and again, surely the lesson is the media can only turn a blind eye for so long," a columnist for the paper opined. "If the Duchess can't be ­bothered protecting herself by having hem weights sewn into her garments, why should the media protect her?"

One Hollywood stylist noted to the Daily Beast that he had to deal with crotch shots of clients getting out of limos at red-carpet events, and that it was embarrassing and upsetting for the women. But he said he wasn't dressing the future Queen of England who would be expected to take a more modest approach to underwear.

Princess Diana made headlines when she was photographed before she married Prince Charles holding a child and the sunlight made her skirt become sheer. Perhaps Kate wanted to make sure her undies don't go on the auction block down the road. A pair of Queen Victoria's knickers sold a few years back for nearly $20,000.

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