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Kate Middleton reveals she edited the Mother's Day photo pulled by major agencies

By AYIE LICSI Published Mar 11, 2024 8:40 pm

Kate Middleton has broken her silence over the photo international agencies pulled from their sites over concerns that it may have been manipulated.

ICYMI, a photo of Kate with her three children was posted by Kensington Palace on Mother's Day. It included a message that marked the first time the Princess of Wales addressed the public since her major abdominal surgery in January.

"Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing," she wrote in an Instagram story posted to the Prince and Princess of Wales account.

"I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused,' she continued, adding a Mother's Day greeting and signing off with her initial, "C."

The original post was credited to Prince William as the photographer, but as some eagle-eyed users noticed, there were some inconsistencies with it such as Charlotte's hand not lining up with her red jumper sleeve and some of Louis' fingers looking shorter than the others.

Agencies like the AFP issued a "mandatory kill" and removed it from their online services.

"Mandatory kill. Due to an editorial issue this photo by the Prince of Wales has been withdrawn... and may no longer by used in any manner. Please immediately remove it from all your online services, stop using it in any other fashion and delete it from your servers," it wrote.

Other photo-sharing sites AP, Getty, and Reuters also removed the picture.