Princess Kate 'shellshocked' by backlash to her blunder

Princess Kate 'shellshocked' by backlash to her blunder

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 13/03/2024

- 14:53

Updated: 13/03/2024

- 15:02

The Princess of Wales admitted to digitally editing her Mother's Day photo

Princess Kate has been left "shellshocked" by the backlash to her photo blunder, it has been claimed.

The Prince and Princess of Wales are thought to have found the reaction to their edited Mother's Day photo deeply "upsetting".

Seeing as Kate apologised for the situation, the public should "move on" according to a source.

On Mother's Day, the Prince and Princess of Wales's social media pages shared a new photo of Kate and their three children.

Kate Middleton

Kate has received a lot of backlash for the photo scandal


Royal fans quickly pointed out the discrepancies in the picture, such as Princess Charlotte's wrist and Prince Louis' fingers looking like they had been digitally altered.

Six international photo agencies were forced to "kill" the picture after these discrepancies were noted.

It is against regulations for these photo agencies to distribute anything that may have been digitally altered.

Kate later took the blame for the edits, writing on X: "Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing.

Kate MiddletonKate posing with her three children in a photo that was digitally edited by the princessKensington Palace/X

"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. C."

The Mother's Day photo was intended to quash any rumours about the Princess of Wales's health.

However, the backlash for the edits and Kate's subsequent apology only added fuel to the fire.

Kate MiddletonKate is not due to return to duties until after EasterGetty

A royal source told The Mail: "Everyone, including the princess, is a bit shellshocked by what has happened.

"A mistake was made but she has put her hand up and apologised.

"It’s been very upsetting all around.

"But a lot of people feel it is time to acknowledge the error was made in good faith, as was her apology and move on."


Kate Middleton

Kate has received a lot of backlash over the photo blunder


The mother-of-three was hospitalised for 13 days in January after undergoing abdominal surgery and is still recuperating following the operation.

She is not expected to return to royal duties until at least after Easter.

Kensington Palace has not shifted from its first announcement in January that the Princess of Wales had undergone "planned abdominal surgery" and will not resume official duties until after Easter.

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