Pictures of topless Kate Middleton in Italy made it to headlines and the royal family was struggling to prevent the spread of pictures of naked Duchess of Cambridge.
No amount of threat could intimidate Irish and Italian newspapers from printing them. We believe in the adage 'every cloud has a silver lining' and we guess this one too had something for Kate.
She can now openly talk about her infamous catwalk moment at a charity fashion show in a see-through dress in March 2002.
Yes, the topless rendezvous in Italy made her brave enough to cheekily recall the catwalk that made Prince William go weak in his knee.
The see through dress at a university fashion show did the trick.
The Duchess and her husband were at a fund-raising dinner held by St Andrews University, the college where they met for the first time in 2001 and, subsequently, fell in love.
Coined ‘Britain's top match-making university’, it has a reputation for students meeting their future husband or wife. As many as one in 10 students marry a fellow graduate from St. Andrews.
William and Kate had a number of history of art and anthropology classes together in their first year, as well as living close by in the same halls of residence, St Salvator’s.
At that time Kate and William were not dating each other.
However, the prince suddenly realised the girl of his dreams had been in front of his nose the whole time when in March 2002 he saw Kate strut down the catwalk at a charity fashion show in a see-through dress.
The see through dress she wore sold at auction last year for a staggering £65,000.
Well, considering the dress determined the next Queen of England the amount spent by the buyer is worth every penny.
(Images courtesy GETTY/GALLO)