Kate Middleton — upset by the release of an embarrassing photo of her bare butt — is making sure that type of exposure never happens again.
German tabloid Bild published a photograph recently of the 32-year-old princess as her dress blew upwards to expose her bare butt while exiting a helicopter with Prince William in April during the royal tour to Australia.
British papers refused to print the invasive photo, so it was sold to the "highest bidder," which turned out to be Bild. The woman who took the photo says she will donate the money she earned from the sale to charity.
The German tabloid published the photo with the caption: "Photos show our favourite Duchess Kate, 32, in the Australian Blue Mountains. The rotor blades of the royal helicopter swirl the air so that Kate's summer dress blew up – giving a clear view of her beautiful bum!"
Although Middleton is aware she lives in the public eye, she believes the tabloid went too far.
"Kate realizes she has a very public life," a source told Showbiz Spy. "But she does believe she's entitled to a certain amount of privacy. She doesn't expect to see her naked ass splashed across a German tabloid. She's furious. She and Prince William are once again considering their legal options."
"Kate will now be watched all the time. We can't afford any more embarrassing photos like this," a source told the Daily Star.
"The poor girl was snapped topless in France while on holiday and now someone has got a photo of her bottom. She needs more protection to spare her blushes," said the source.
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In another Middleton photo controversy, the Duke and Duchess took legal action against French magazine Closer after the publication printed pictures of the topless princess while on vacation in September 2012.
"The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to the Duke and Duchess for being so. Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them," Clarence House said at the time.
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