Oh...well, from the tone of wear's post, I was expecting something a la Britney Spears or Paris Hilton. Those Kate photos seem rather tame to me. I don't know if I'd say she was "flashing her private parts." Maybe showing some thigh, but nothing worse than that. I seem to remember photos of Fergie getting into/out of a car which revealed her underwear. Not a pretty sight.
i don't know if paris hilton showed her underwear in pictures. i saw britney's picture without undies. but these two women are selling their image in this fashion. unless kate middleton is planning the same thing to become a celebrity, but for now, i still think that it is unbecoming of her, and any woman for that matter, to have her underwear seen in public.
people have different opinions, i respect you for not having a problem with kate's underwear seen in public. mine is just different.