Kate Middleton successfully dispelled pregnancy rumors by taking a swig of whiskey during their visit to Scotland's Glenturret distillery, known for its Famous Grouse whiskey, on Thursday. But, the Duchess of Cambridge continues to be dogged by her bare butt scandal.
Early this week, a German publication, Bild, published pictures of Middleton's bare bottom that was snapped during her Australian tour. Since then, she has been at the receiving end of criticism from various quarters.
Sadly, this is not the first time Kate has shown the world more than what she bargained for. In 2012, a similar saga unfolded when Closer magazine published pictures of a topless Middleton, and this time around, too, the royal couple is mulling legal action.
This incident has even prompted the royal couple to employ a "bum" guard, the Daily Star reported.
The female "minder" will accompany Middleton during shopping trips and will stand guard outside changing rooms so that no one gets an opportunity to snap indecent pictures of the Duchess.
A source explained: "Kate will now be watched all the time. We can't afford any more embarrassing photos like this. 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."
While Middleton must be cursing her bad luck, especially after several articles blamed her for being immodest, the photographer who sold the picture to Bild is now planning to use the money she got for it to help fire victims.
Diane Morel will be donating the money to to the Mayoral Bushfire Relief Fund, which provides funds to aid redevelopment projects after an October 2013 wildfire affected residents in Blue Mountains, Australia.
"Kate and William spent so much time speaking to the victims of the bushfires that I decided I would donate any money raised from the sale of the photo to the Blue Mountains Bushfire Mayoral Relief Fund," Morel told the Daily Telegraph.
Talking about the controversial photo, Morel said that she didn't know what she had clicked when she took the photograph.
"It wasn't until I got home and I popped my camera card into the computer that I realised what I had captured," she said, adding that she almost deleted the picture.