Kate Middleton apologizes for the commotion with her image and admits that she retouched it herself

Last Sunday, Kensington Palace shared an image of the Princess of Wales and her three children, allegedly taken by Prince William earlier this week in Windsor.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
10 March 2024 Sunday 16:23
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Kate Middleton apologizes for the commotion with her image and admits that she retouched it herself

Last Sunday, Kensington Palace shared an image of the Princess of Wales and her three children, allegedly taken by Prince William earlier this week in Windsor. What was supposed to be an innocent congratulations on Mother's Day and proof of good health has only served to further fuel the rumors circulating about Middleton's state of health and whereabouts.

Just a few hours later, the main news agencies removed the image from their servers, claiming that the image had clear signs of being manipulated. PA Media, the largest news agency in the United Kingdom and main contact with the British royal house, did not remove the image from its server, but they were awaiting urgent clarification from Kensington Palace. Finally, it was the Princess of Wales herself who clarified the situation, apologizing in the first person.

"Like many other amateur photographers, I occasionally experiment with editing," the Princess of Wales begins by explaining through a message posted on her Instagram Stories.

"I want to express my apologies for any confusion the family photo we shared yesterday may have caused," she continues, adding that she hopes everyone had a happy Mother's Day.

The removal of this image - which has not been removed from Kensington Palace's social networks -, allegedly taken at the beginning of the week by the crown prince in Windsor, by the main international news agencies has only fueled the rumors about the state of health and the conspiracy theories that circulate on social networks about the state of health of the Princess of Wales.

Since her hospitalization, the British Royal Family has indicated that the princess wanted her personal medical information to remain private, adding that she wanted to "maintain as much normality as possible for her children," adding that it would only provide updates on her recovery when there was new information important to her. share.

Today, Monday, Queen Camilla is scheduled to reappear, to represent the King at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, after a few days of rest. With King Charles III - undergoing cancer treatment - and the Princess of Wales away from public life due to illness, Camilla has assumed a more leading role in maintaining the image and presence of the royal family before the public.

King Carlos III did issue a personal message after his diagnosis. In a statement, the monarch explained that by doing so, "sharing my own diagnosis has helped promote public understanding and shed light on the work of all those organizations that support cancer patients and their families across the United Kingdom and the rest of the world".