Kate Middleton has a beautiful smile and amazing hair. This much is not in dispute. The circumstances in which both were displayed this week, however?
It's an old rule of celebrity (and perhaps life) that you never allow a smile to cross your lips at a funeral, and some say the Duchess crossed that line.
Making appearance at a Remembrance ceremony, a series of photos showed Kate Middleton absent-mindedly twirling her hair and smiling at Princess Sophie.
Oh, the horror.
While no reports from media outlets covering the event suggest that Kate was heaving inappropriately in the least, the photos drew criticism just the same.
Pictures do have an unfortunate way of speaking volumes, though and to some Britons, these undermined the somber message of Remembrance Day.
There's no way Kate was actually acting disrespectfully or making light of such a thing ... but you can bank on a grim-faced look on her face in 2014.