Did Queen Elizabeth II Stop Kate Middleton From Posing For a Racy Calendar In Her Underwear?

A report that has been getting a lot of traction online recently has raised questions about a risque photoshoot Kate Middleton was expected to take part in and who talked her out of it.

The offer came after the now-Duchess of Cambridge joined an all-female dragon boat racing crew that was raising money for children’s hospices. Middleton was reportedly asked to do a charity calendar in which she would pose in her underwear, a baseball cap, and body paint. However, after considering it she decided not to and some have speculated that Queen Elizabeth II advised her against it doing it.

Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II
Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II | Phil Noble – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Here’s more on the photoshoot and whether Her Majesty is the person who stopped Middleton from posing for it.

Who told Middleton not to pose?

Middleton joined the 21-girl rowing team known as The Sisterhood just after her highly-publicized breakup with Prince William in 2007.

The couple, who first met in 2001 at St. Andrew’s University, reportedly started dating sometime in 2003 but they hit a rough patch after four years together and split up. Middleton then joined the team and considered doing the charity calendar.

“Kate is strongly considering it — we are all leaning on her a bit,” her friend and teammate Emma Sayle said at the time. “We realize if Kate was involved, sales of our Art Of Sport calendar would go through the roof.”

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton | Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images

Middleton and William were back together within a few months and the future duchess never did do the calendar. According to the Guardian, she was indeed advised not to by Queen Elizabeth.

Middleton also left the team

The report also noted that not only did Middleton decline to pose for the calendar but she left the rowing team altogether in August of that same year at Her Majesty’s urging.

The shoot did go on without her though. The photos of the duchess‘ former teammates were shot by celebrity photographer M. J. Kim and the funds raised went to Babes in Arms, which sponsers research into abnormalities in babies, as well as the children’s hospice charity CHASE Ben Hollioake Fund.

Middleton did participate in another risque charity event

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton| Middleton Family/Clarence House via GettyImages

Although Middleton did not do the charity calendar, she did participate in another event that was viewed by some as risque because of the see-through knitted dress she wore.

You may recall hearing about the fashion show she was in when she was in college. Middleton walked the runway in the black number with black underwear on underneath. It’s also been reported that was the moment William became smitten with his future-wife and purchased a front-row ticket to watch her.

The pair got engaged in 2010 and were married on April 29, 2011. Today, they are parents to three young children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

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