19 Innocent Things Kate Middleton Did That Really P*ssed Off The Queen
It can’t be easy to be the Duchess of Cambridge. When your grandmother-in-law happens to be the Queen of England, certain things are expected of you in terms of lifestyle and public etiquette that would make most people crumble under the pressure. Ms. Middleton seems so far to be handling the role with great poise and grace—ensuring that she fulfills her royal duties. Yet there are some habits that are hard to break for a gorgeous young woman in the modern age, and Ms. Middleton is still human. Here are some things that Kate does that seem to break somewhat with the royal tradition, and irk the rather judgmental Queen.
1. The Topless Photos
Given the fact that the Queen of England—and indeed practically all members of the royal family—avoid showing off skin, it’s no wonder that Kate’s topless photos would bring a great deal of controversy.
The French magazine Closer published photos of the Duchess sunbathing topless by a swimming pool in September of 2012, while William and Kate were on holiday in Provence. Although I’m sure Kate intended for the scene to be private, the Queen doubtlessly would urge her to show a bit more discretion in the future.