Toronto Sun photograph of Duchess of Cambridge skirt flap generates buzz

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TORONTO - A Toronto Sun photograph taken at the precise moment a gust of wind lifted the Duchess of Cambridge's dress is generating some buzz online.

The photograph, taken on Thursday but only now coming to light, shows a flash of flesh as the hemline of Kate's yellow skirt gets tossed about in windy conditions shortly after the royal couple's arrival in Calgary.

Other media outlets — particularly those in the U.K., where they track the every move of the Royal Family — wrote stories and blog entries about the so-called "wardrobe malfunction," but published tamer pictures.

Several people took to Twitter to express their disdain at the Sun's decision to run its photograph, which appeared in Saturday's editions of the paper, and also online.

One woman called the decision "wholly classless."

The Canadian Press opted not to distribute a similar photograph.

Pictures Editor Graeme Roy says the image would have "served no purpose" beyond embarrassing Prince William's wife.

Geographic location: Cambridge

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