Princess Kate 'manipulated' photo makes unwanted royal history as seven errors identified

Princess Kate 'manipulated' photo makes unwanted royal history as seven errors identified

WATCH NOW: Royal image 'manipulation' concern fuels hysteria over Kate's health

GB News
Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin


Published: 11/03/2024

- 10:02

Updated: 11/03/2024

- 10:18

Several international photo agencies have recalled the photograph

  • Princess Kate posed for the photo in Adelaide Cottage where she lives with her family
  • Prince William is thought to have taken the photo earlier this week
  • Have your say and comment now: Should Kensington Palace comment on the alleged digital manipulation of the photo?

Princess Kate's "manipulated" photo has made unwanted royal history amid seven errors being identified in picture.

This is the first time international photo agencies have recalled a photograph issued by the Royal Family.


Kate and Prince William posted a photograph to mark Mother's Day on their social media accounts.

The picture, taken by the Prince of Wales, was the first authorised shot of the Princess of Wales since her abdominal surgery in January.

Kate Middleton

Kate posed with her three children

Kensington Royal / X / Getty

Kate was papped near Windsor Castle last week, however, the UK media decided not to run the photo on the grounds it was unauthorised by Kensington Palace.

The Mother's Day photograph showed Kate, 42, with her three children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five.

But international photo agencies recalled the photograph later that day after up to seven discrepancies were noticed.

The first discrepancy was that part of Princess Charlotte's wrist appeared to be missing.

Kate Middleton

Kate's Mother's Day photo had seven glaring errors

Kensington Royal / X

Kate's wedding ring was missing, and there was an inconsistency with the zip on her jacket.

The shading around Prince Louis' jumper was questioned, and many wondered why a tree in the background was in full bloom despite it being early March.

Prince Louis, five, was also wearing a jumper with a pattern that did not seem to match up.

The floor behind the Waleses also appeared to be digitally manipulated as there was a strange shape.

Kate MiddletonPrincess Kate is currently recuperating at Adelaide CottageGetty
Royal commentator Kate Nicholl told GB News: “Had you not had days of speculation on where the Princess of Wales was, as she hasn’t been seen in public for 76 days, the internet just almost ran away with itself, things just got out of control, and then she was papped.

"Some people don’t even think it was her that was papped, but she was papped being driven by her mother in a car, which was the first time she had been seen since Christmas."

Nicholl added: "The whole point was this photograph was intended to quash all of those conspiracy rumours, to make us all feel OK, she’s fine, she’s clearly still in recovery, but now all the speculation is to how much of it has been digitally manipulated.

"So yes, digital manipulation, airbrushing, it may go back all of those years, but I think it’s just the significance of it happening now and people being quite quick to point out discrepancies, not just with Charlotte’s wrist and her sleeve disappearing, but the fact the tree in the background is fully green and there’s a discrepancy over Louis' finger.

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Princess Kate underwent 'planned abdominal surgery' in January

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"So I think the best thing is for the Palace to just come out and clarify what’s happened.

"They can do that this morning to just appease everybody, we can then go on and focus on the Commonwealth Day Service which is happening later on this afternoon."

Kensington Palace has declined to comment on the royal photo scandal.

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