Being British Royalty may mean that Prince William and Kate Middleton are forever in the public eye, but that’s no excuse for reporting the couple’s every move and then publishing it in bad taste.
Times of India printed a photo — on front page — of the Duchess of Cambridge at the India Gate where she had gone to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. The photo published however, was not of her placing a wreath at the tomb of a soldier, but was of a brief moment when… wait for it… a gust of wind happened to blow Kate’s dress a little higher than expected.
Many have taken to Twitter to reprimand Times of India for its poor reporting.
Congrats Times of India! From the Grand Dame of Bori Bunder, you’ve become a perv with camera seeking upskirt shots pic.twitter.com/FjvL25QnCF
— IndiaExplained (@IndiaExplained) April 12, 2016
Just when we thot perverse in print ws outdated, u come up w this. Dnt forget to click wifes/gfs skirt next windy moment
— MaharaniOnWheels (@royally_fiery) April 12, 2016
Thank you sleazy journalists for giving another shameful news to India. #Timesofindia #Shameless
— Gurleen rawal (@GurleenRawal) April 12, 2016
This is the kind of picture you publish when guests visit your country! Capture awkward moments of a lady and embarrass all! #TimesOfIndia
— Paushali Sahu (@dreamzdotcom) April 12, 2016
Historians reveal that Islam came out with the concept of Burqa just after Times of India started its publication
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) April 12, 2016
Although Times of India seems to be getting the brunt of it all, other notable publications have also published the story, including Vanity Fairand E! News.
Kate Middleton has a breezy Marilyn Monroe moment on India trip https://t.co/ZTqZgZWCmE pic.twitter.com/wdTPcsMTVk
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) April 11, 2016
UK’s Daily Mail takes the cake however, with the headline, “Kate’s Marilyn moment: Duchess struggles to control her £1,700 dress as she and William lay a wreath at Delhi war memorial.”
This was the oh-so-brief moment that has made headlines all over the world:
Kate Middleton had a Marilyn Monroe-style wardrobe malfunction and handled it like a lady https://t.co/yUmqVXW2PI pic.twitter.com/aMN3F9cJQb
— New York Post (@nypost) April 11, 2016