Do try to avoid confusing Kate Upton, swimsuit model, with Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and commoner spouse to Britain's Prince William. True, the two Kates showed up on the pop culture scene at about the same time, with Middleton and her wedding dress starring in an April 29, 2011, televised royal wedding at Westminster (not Downton) Abbey. Alas, she has been predictably the victim of invasions of her privacy, and there was a mini-scandal last year over photos of her sunbathing without the top of her swimsuit. Perhaps it is to be considered progress that the outcry was against the photographer rather than the fashionable duchess.
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