Danish Royal Family caught in photo editing row a month after Kate issued apology

Danish Royal Family caught in photo editing row a month after Kate issued apology

WATCH NOW: Royal correspondent blasts Kate picture frenzy

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 30/04/2024

- 21:11

The Princess of Wales took to social media in March to apologise for any confusion caused by her editing skills

  • King Frederik and Queen Mary of Denmark published the first official gala portrait of Their Majesties
  • Princess Kate was caught up in her own Photoshop scandal last month
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The Danish Royal Family are currently caught up in a photo editing row a month after Princess Kate issued an apology.

Royal watchers have accused Queen Mary and King Frederik of Denmark of photoshopping their first official royal portrait, weeks after the Princess of Wales was criticised for "editing" her Mother's Day picture.

The royal couple's official picture was released on Friday and featured the Australian-born Queen standing alongside the King.

Queen Mary wore a deep green velvet and lace gown designed by Birgit Hallstein, along with the Danish Emerald Parure.

Queen Mary, King Frederik and Kate Middleton

Queen Mary and King Frederik are the head of the Danish Royal Family

Instagram / Getty

Many praised the photo's "beauty", but also questioned whether it had been manipulated.

Some claimed the couple "obviously" took single portraits and Photoshopped them together.

One person commented on the picture: "Beautiful photo, but another digitally enhanced royal photo."

Another wrote: "Was this photoshopped? I mean it looks like they were photographed separately then put together?

Queen Mary and King Frederik

Queen Mary and King Frederik posing in the first official gala portrait of Their Majesties


"Mary looks exquisite and Frederik, well the King looks like he just rolled out of bed."

A third posted: "Terrible translation. So stiff and awkward. AI."

Others pointed out the placement of Queen Mary's hand in front of King Frederik's, claiming it looked out of place.

They said: "It looks like Queen Mary has been put into the photo of Fred. The hand position is identical."

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

The Danish Palace has confirmed the picture is real and said: "The Royal House's official gala portrait has not been manipulated."

This photo scandal comes one month after Princess Kate's Mother's Day picture with her children.

As many as 16 "errors" were found in the portrait, resulting in several picture agencies recalling the image.

Kate, 42, later took to social media to take responsibility for the editing and to issue an apology.


Princess KatePrincess Kate apologised for 'confusion' over the Mother's Day blunderPA

She wrote: "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. C."

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