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Royal Revelation: Kate Middleton Solves Mystery of Bizarre Photo, Calls Herself ‘Amateur’

Kate Middleton Admits She 'Experimented With Editing' In Family Photo
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Kate Middleton says she 'experimented with editing' in family photo that sent social media into a whirlwind.

Mar. 11 2024, Published 10:30 a.m. ET

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Kate Middleton addressed the swirling rumors about her recent whereabouts by admitting to tinkering with a new family photo featuring herself and her three children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis — in honor of Mother's Day.

"Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused. I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother's Day," the royal, 42, wrote via X, formerly known as Twitter.

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The clarification came after leading photo agencies — Reuters, the Associated Press, Getty, and AFP — retracted the photograph, citing suspected alterations, OK! reporrted.

A "kill notification" issued by AP noted, "At closer examination, it appears that the source has manipulated the image."

Observers pointed out discrepancies in the snapshot, including Princess Charlotte's hand looking unnatural as well as the absence of Kate's wedding ring and an elongation of her arms.

Some royal enthusiasts even suggested the photo was digitally altered.

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Questions were raised about the authenticity of the seasonal elements in the photo, with one commenter on social media asking about the greenery in England during that time of year, while another speculated, "This could had been taken a while ago lmao, they're just trying to do damage control."

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Kate's last communication before this clarification was on March 10 when she expressed gratitude for well-wishes and support during her recovery from an abdominal surgery she underwent in January.

Concerns and speculations about Kate's absence from public view have been rampant, prompting calls for updates from Prince William.

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Royal commentator Jack Royston, speaking on the "Royal Report" podcast, highlighted the differing perspectives on medical privacy between the public and the palace. While the palace respects Kate's privacy by allowing her time off based on medical advice, the public may interpret this differently, expecting more transparency.

Royston suggested that while the palace may be hesitant to divulge details about Kate's condition, the public may simply desire reassurance through updates or photographs.


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