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Australia paper defies UK media ban, shows picture of Kate's bare bottom

Published on May 28, 2014 12:05 PM
 
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, after arriving in Sydney, April 16, 2014. One of Rupert Murdoch's Australian newspapers on Wednesday published a picture showing the bare bottom of Prince William's wife Kate, refusing to follow a "ridiculous" ban imposed by the British media. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

SYDNEY (AFP) - One of Rupert Murdoch's Australian newspapers on Wednesday published a picture showing the bare bottom of Prince William's wife Kate, refusing to follow a "ridiculous" ban imposed by the British media.

The image was taken during the royal couple's hugely successful tour of Australia in April when they showed off their infant son George, and was run in the Sydney Daily Telegraph a day after it appeared in German tabloid Bild.

It shows the Duchess of Cambridge's summer dress lifted by a gust of wind when the royal couple got out of a helicopter in the Blue Mountains, 80 kilometres west of Sydney.

The Daily Telegraph said British newspapers had refused to run the photo out of respect to the royals, but in a comment piece said this was "an antiquated code of etiquette".

 
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