This is one classy lady: Kate is no deer caught in the headlights like her late mother-in-law. Her face tells me she is smart enough not to be surprised by anything, and tough enough to handle it. The flap in France about running photos showing Kate below the neck should not be a trivial thing to Americans because Europe has different rules; rules designed to accommodate the paparazzi. In this country a photo has nothing to do with freedom of speech or freedom of the press because there were no cameras when the US Constitution was ratified. Id sure like to hear the media argue that the Founders would approve. The living, breathing, document crowd in this country would probably allow media ghouls to run pictures without the subjects consent; the more embarrassing the better. To me, the media should have to pay to run images of anybody. Pay means negotiate. Even people in TV clips who appear in a crowd scene should be compensated. The way it stands now TV news shows get images for free. Isnt getting something for nothing the very essence of the welfare state? Finally, smart people know that Kate above the neck is what counts.