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Kate Middleton apologizes for her viral photo
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The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has apologized for the digital manipulation of a family photo.

The image, captured by Prince William, was intended to be a beautiful celebration of Mother’s Day in the UK, but unwittingly raised questions among internet users and the media!

In the photo, Kate is surrounded by her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The image was initially greeted with enthusiasm, offering a first glimpse of Kate during her prolonged convalescence following her mystery abdominal operation in January. Since her hospital stay, the Duchess has maintained a high level of discretion, fueling much speculation about her state of health. The photo has intensified the already numerous discussions surrounding the Duchess.

The controversy erupted when online observers and image editors identified anomalies in the photo, suggesting some digital manipulation. Some highlighted their suspicions about details such as Princess Charlotte’s misaligned hand and Prince Louis’ unstable sweater!

The story quickly generated a lot of interest on social networks, prompting global news agencies such as The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse to question the photo’s authenticity and demand its removal from all publication.

In response to the controversy, Duchess Kate issued an apology in which she explained that she sometimes practices amateur photo retouching, which would have caused all this confusion! She also reiterated her best wishes to all her followers on Mother’s Day (in England).

The comment was shared on the royal family’s official social media pages.


The palace didn’t disclose the specifics of the retouch, but the many fans had seen right through it!

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