As a member of the royal family, and the mother of the heir of the throne of the United Kingdom, interest in Duchess Kate Middleton is understandably high.
She's also ridiculously gorgeous, which only fuels the media fire. She puts the body in body politic, or something, but not without major controversy.
On one hand, it should be against the law to look as good as she does, wearing anything or next to nothing ... or deprive the public of such a sight.
Yet the fact that paparazzi continues to publish unwanted, revealing shots of her - most recently the Kate Middleton bum photo - is shady by any measure.
In summation: Kate Middleton = Gorgeous. Revealing pictures of Kate = Rare, and likely to be even more so now that a minder has been hired to curtail them.
Probably for the best, because she does deserve a modicum of privacy. Still, you can scroll through these 19 classics to enjoy this titan of bikini history: