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British monarchy rocked by bad Photoshop job

A screenshot of a recent Instragam post on the Prince and Princess of Wales’s profile. It is Kate Middleton surrounded by her children and it appears to be edited.
Screenshot by Alex Cranz/The Verge

After months of speculation on the whereabouts of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales and future Queen of England, the Royal Family released an image on Sunday that appeared to have been edited. It’s so edited that the Associated Press and Reuters issued rare kill notifications for it.

It is incredible in its ineptitude. If the goal was to reassure the public about Middleton’s whereabouts, the image has backfired spectacularly.

The photo created such a skirmish that by Monday morning, the photo’s editor had to issue an apology to the official X account of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph…

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