Kate, Princess of Wales went on a tour to North America with Prince William in 2011, when she experienced an accidental fashion faux pas.
Whilst on a windy runway, the Princess’s yellow Jenny Packham dress blew up from behind, causing Kate to quickly push the gown down with her hands.
Jenny Packham said at the time: “The Duchess wore the dress at an airport while touring North America, and the wind blowing up the runway revealed rather too much of the royal legs.
“Well, I didn’t know it was going to be worn on a windy runway, but I did think maybe in future I will put in more weighting, just in case.”
This is not the only time this has happened to Kate. At Princess Eugenie’s wedding in 2018, the same thing happened to her pink Alexander McQueen dress.
Queen Camilla also suffered the same malfunction in 2015 at Princess Charlotte’s christening. The Queen’s pale blue dress blew in the wind as she exited the Church of St Mart Magdelent on the Sandringham estate.
She claimed: “Pennies or small weights are sewed into the hemlines of dresses to avoid them being blown up by a strong gust of British wind.
“In October 2018, Kate wore an Alexander McQueen pink structured gown to Princess Eugenie’s wedding.
“Kate has shown her love for the British brand over the years, choosing to wear them to various occasions during her time as a royal.
“While attending the wedding, the wind began to catch Kate’s dress, but with the help of Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, Kate calmly smiled at the moment.
“According to royal insiders, it is common for royal women to have small weights sewn into the hems of their skirts and coats to avoid wardrobe malfunctions and allow them to fit perfectly.
“It has been said that the late Queen passed down her tricks to Kate, as she too would have circular lead curtain weights sewn into all of her handmade outfits.”
The expert went on to explain the other ways in which women in the Royal Family preserve their modesty.
Daena explained: “It is customary for senior royals to dress modestly during public appearances, in order to preserve the sanctity of the Royal Family.
“Royal women are expected to wear tights whenever their legs are exposed in public. The Princess of Wales, who favours nude tights and has worn them with many iconic outfits, has often triggered the sellout of nude tights.
“Royal women are also discouraged from showing off their cleavage. In order to still wear bespoke dresses with daring necklines, the Princess of Wales has her evening gowns altered ever so slightly to keep with the rules, while her later mother-in-law, Princess Diana used to hold her clutch to her chest while exiting vehicles.”