Kate Middleton almost suffered a major wardrobe malfunction yesterday as she arrived in a short pleated navy skirt and matching jacket at Place2Be, a London-based anti-bullying charity.
As she bent down to accept a posy from nine-year-old Tierney Potter, a pupil at St Edmund's School in Tower Hamlets, her skirt blew up in a gust of wind.
And it's not the first time Kate's had a Marilyn moment: a feather-light Jenny Packham yellow frock almost cost Kate her modesty at Calgary Airport in September 2011, and she almost came a cropper in a floral Project D dress as she arrived at Brisbane airport in 2012.
As she bent down to accept a posy from local schoolgirl Tierney Potter outside the offices of Clifford Chance, her skirt blew up in a gust of wind
Kate wore a specially designed Jenny Packham primrose yellow shift dress during her tour of Canada, and had a slight wardrobe malfunction on the windy runway at Calgary Airport.
Whoops: A seven months pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was hit by an unfortunate gust of wind which blew up her skirt and exposed her thighs
Disembarking: The Duchess looked elegant in the pretty floral Project D dress when arriving at Brisbane aiport - and successfully managed to contain her skirt when a gust of wind threatened to pick up the hem
Kate had another Marilyn moment in September 2011 when her Jenny Packham dress was caught in a gust of wind on the runway at Calgary airport, Canada (left) while Princess Diana almost lost her composure at Gatwick in 1991 (right when high winds whipped at her wrap-around skirt
THE QUEEN'S £1.50 TRICK FOR AVOIDING WARDROBE MALFUNCTIONS:
The Queen's tailor sews Peter Jones curtain weights into her hemlines to keep them from blowing away
The Queen's dressmaker Stuart Parvin slips small lead curtain weights, costing just £1.50 for a packet of four, inside the lining of each of the Queen’s exquisite hand-made outfits.
The small circular weights, measure just 1.2inches (32mm) across and weigh less than an ounce each and are sourced from Peter Jones.
Society dressmaker Mr Parvin neatly stitches them into the hem of her garments, which prevents them from blowing up in the wind.
‘The beauty of a handmade outfit is that it hangs just right but, of course, we have a few tricks up our sleeve,’ Mr Parvin told the Daily Mail in an exclusive interview.