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Kate Middleton's Marilyn Monroe mishap (PHOTOS)

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Kate Middleton has a Marilyn Monroe moment while posing with her husband, Prince William, and Canadian soldiers at the airport in Calgary, Canada on July 7, 2011.

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Ian Vogler - WPA Pool

Throughout their 12-day tour of North America, Kate Middleton and Prince William dressed perfectly for each occasion and showed their impeccable planning for the trip.

But Kate wasn't prepared for one thing: the Canadian wind. 

Just minutes after arriving in Calgary, Canada, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by gusts of wind that blew up Kate's dress and gave her the "Marilyn Monroe effect."  

While speaking with Canadian soldiers at the Calgary airport, Kate's casual canary-yellow dress blew up in the back, nearly revealing her backside. The pictures of Kate's billowing dress are reminiscent of the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe's dress blowing up revealingly in the movie "The Seven Year Itch."  

Like a seasoned member of the royal family, Kate maintained her grace and modesty during the mild windstorm. The Duchess was able to accept flowers from a little girl and walk the airport runway with her hubby without any serious wardrobe malfunctions from the wind.  

Check out the earlier pictures of Kate and Will's Canada trip: Kate Middleton and Prince William visit Canada (Photos) and Kate Middleton and Prince William paddle a canoe in Canada (Photos) 

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    Kate Middleton has a Marilyn Monroe moment while posing with her husband, Prince William, and Canadian soldiers at the airport in Calgary, Canada on July 7, 2011.

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    Ian Vogler - WPA Pool

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    The Duchess of Cambridge slightly resembled Marilyn Monroe in her iconic photo, "The Seven Years Itch," when she landed at Calgary Airport in Canada on July 7, 2011, with her husband, Prince William.

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    Chris Jackson

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    Kate Middleton battles the wind at the Calgary Airport on July 7, 2011. She and Prince William went to Calgary to attend a famous rodeo demonstration to finish up their trip to Canada.

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    Chris Jackson

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    Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is greeted at Calgary Airport by 6-year-old Diamond, who is terminally ill with cancer.

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    Chris Jackson

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    Duchess Kate hugs a 6-year-old girl who is terminally ill with cancer. The little girl, named Diamond, greeted Kate at the airport when the royal newlyweds arrived in Calgary, Canada.

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    Chris Jackson

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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted at Calgary Airport by soldiers, officials and a strong breeze on July 7, 2011.

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    Chris Jackson