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There are many adjectives that come to mind when one thinks of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge:

Classy, elegant … um, British. Yeah, that works.

But one word that’s not commonly associated with Kate Middleton is "inappropriate."

Kate Middleton Natural History Museum Pic
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Sure there’s been a Kate Middleton wardrobe malfunction or two over the years, but they’ve mostly been the result of poor planning and strong gusts of wind.

There’s a third cause, too, of course, which is an over-eager tabloid press reporting Kate wardrobe malfunctions every time she exposes a knee.

The latest alleged royal slip-up occurred yesterday as the Windsor clan stopped by a children’s birthday party during their current royal tour of Canada.

Kate’s attire has certain media outlets breathlessly reporting that the Duchess dressed inappropriately for a family-friendly affair…

Which resulted in this scandalous photo:

Kate Middleton Wardrobe Malfunction Image

Yes, this is legitimately being passed off as a wardrobe malfunction.

Is this what flies as partial nudity in the UK?

If so, the Brits should do themselves a favor and check out the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show some time.

Now that’s a wardrobe malfunction!

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For other examples, check out just about any time Paris Hilton got out of a car between 2001 and 2009.

Those were wardrobe malfunctions!

That photo of Kate is something else entirely.

It doesn’t even have a name, because it’s not really a thing.

If it did have a name it would be a "maybe you shouldn’t crouch like that while you’re wearing a skirt and there are cameras around because the tabloid press will make a big deal out of almost seeing your royal knickers again," but it doesn’t ya dig?

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If wardrobe malfunctions were rated on a scale of "nun" to "looks like Tara Reid did some day drinking before working the red carpet," this one could easily get a job at your nearest parochial school.

Have we spent far too much time dissecting a maybe, kinda, almost sorta-but-not-really wardrobe malfunction?

Yeah, probably.

But hey, you read to this point in the article, so obviously we’re not the only ones wasting our lives!

At least that’s what we tell ourselves when we’re trying to sleep at night…

It usually doesn’t work.