'BBC' reveals hidden details of manipulated Kate Middleton photo

Last Sunday, March 10, Kensington Palace shared a photograph of the Princess of Wales and her three children with the intention of congratulating Mother's Day and putting an end to rumors and speculation about Middleton's delicate state of health.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
11 March 2024 Monday 11:09
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'BBC' reveals hidden details of manipulated Kate Middleton photo

Last Sunday, March 10, Kensington Palace shared a photograph of the Princess of Wales and her three children with the intention of congratulating Mother's Day and putting an end to rumors and speculation about Middleton's delicate state of health. .

The image, which was allegedly taken by Prince William, not only has not reassured the faithful followers of the British Royal House but has increased concern among its fans, since, after a few minutes on the Internet, hundreds of users and the media revealed that the photo was manipulated.

Just a few hours later, the main news agencies removed the image from their servers due to the great commotion that had formed around the photo and the more than evident evidence that demonstrated that the family image had been manipulated.

The situation reached such a point that the princess had to speak out about it through an Instagram story: ''Like many other amateur photographers, I occasionally experiment with editing (...) I want to express my apologies for any confusion in photography. family that we shared yesterday have caused.

It should be noted that Middelton was admitted to the hospital last January to undergo planned abdominal surgery and, upon leaving, the British Royal Family indicated that the princess wanted her personal medical information to remain private.

While thousands of people empathized with Prince William's wife, many other followers did not share the philosophy of silence and expressed their doubts and concerns on social networks.

BBC Verify has contacted Professor Hany Farid, an expert in image analysis, who did not hesitate to confirm that it was a "bad Photoshop job", since part of the cuff of the team's jersey is missing from the photo. Princess Charlotte and there are several blurry spots in the area of ​​Catherine's right hand and on the right side of her face.

Phil Coomes, BBC photo editor, confirmed his colleague's theory and pointed out that the manipulation can also be seen on the part of Louis' legs, where an irregular edge can be seen at the base of a door. of wood.

After an extensive analysis of the metadata of the image that has gone around the world, the British media has come to the conclusion that it was made with a camera with a Canon lens and that, indeed, it was edited with Photoshop on a Mac. , the English audiovisual company accessed more specific data and confirmed that the image was saved (for the first time) on 03/08/24 at 9:54 p.m. and for the second time on 03/09/24 at 09:39 a.m.