Unfortunate

11.11.137:36 AM ET

Kate Caught Smiling and Twirling Her Hair At Sombre Veteran's Ceremony

Unlucky for Kate, she was photographed smiling and twirling her ringlets at a sombre veteran's memorial in London

Its an old rule of celebrity that you never allow a smile to cross your lips at a funeral, and one that the future Queen of England will no doubt be learning the hard way this morning.

For Kate Middleton rarely puts a foot wrong when it comes to the tricky art of the public appearance but yesterday's appearance at the annual remembrance ceremony was a rare fail, thanks to couple of unfortunate pictures.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on November 10, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. People across the UK gathered to pay tribute to service personnel who have died in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts, as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremonies. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
How not to be photographed on Veteran's day (Max Mumby/Indigo)

For this morning's photograph's on the front pages all show photos of Kate absent-mindedly twirling her hair and smiling at Princess Sophie.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10:  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge walks back to his place after laying a wreath on the Cenotaph during the annual Remembrance Day service on Whitehall on November 10, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. People across the UK gathered to pay tribute to service personnel who have died in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts, as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremonies.  (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
How to be photographed on Veteran's day (Matthew Lloyd)

While the accompanying copy does not suggest in any way that Kate was acting inappropriately, and it surely just a moment snapped by an alert photographer, pictures have an unfortunate way of speaking volumes, and these shots have undermined the serious message of Remembrance day.

Prepare for a grim-faced Kate at next year's event.