Photographer breaks silence on controversial Kate Middleton snap

The amateur photographer who snapped and then sold the bare bum picture of Kate Middleton during her down under tour said she will donate proceeds from the snap to charity.

Blue Mountains travel agent Diane Morel said that she “almost deleted” the snap saying: “It wasn’t until I got home, and I popped my camera card into the computer, that I realised what I had captured.”

The photo was published by a German tabloid earlier this week, creating a storm of controversy and, we can imagine, lots of embarrassment for Kate and her family.

The photographer said she will donate the money from the sale of the photo to the Blue Mountains Mayoral Bushfire Relief Fund.

Kate and Wills were visiting the area on the day the photo was taken to speak with victims of the tragic 2013 bushfires, so it seems sort of fitting…we suppose.