Royal expert shares tragic verdict on Kate Middleton – accusing palace of not protecting her


    Kate Middleton’s Mother’s Day photo is still making waves because editing quickly caused it to be taken down. Here is a professional photographer. Examine Princess Charlotte’s wrist closely. This is the result of using Photoshop’s composite layer feature. It’s strange; I’m not guessing as to why the picture was altered in this way,” portrait photographer Martin Bamford posted on X. The Princess accepted “the blame” for photo editing.

    She posted, “Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing,” on her and William’s official X account. I wanted to apologize for any misunderstanding that may have arisen from our sharing of the family photo yesterday. I sincerely hope that Mother’s Day was enjoyed by all who participated. C. Later, Kensington Palace declared that the original, unedited photo of Kate and her kids “would not be reissued.” Reuters, Getty Images, Agence France-Presse, and the Associated Press all decided to publish “kill notices,” which are recommendations to take down or not use a certain photo.

    “It appears that the source has manipulated the image,” the Associated Press notification read.

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    They also issued a statement in which they stated, “Kensington Palace first distributed the photo, which was first published by the Associated Press. After further examination, it seems that the source altered the shot in a way that did not comply with the AP’s photo standards, so the AP later withdrew the image. The left hand of Princess Charlotte is not aligned consistently in the picture.

    Katie Nicholl, a royal specialist, believes that the Palace would be under a lot of pressure after the photo incident. The fact that this picture was destroyed by four foreign photo agencies is what makes this whole situation so significant. It’s uncommon, Nicholl remarked.


    “In the fifteen years that I have been conducting this work, I cannot recall a single instance in which a royal image has been recalled. That is rather unusual, then. It could compel Kensington Palace to act. The worldwide news director of AFP, Phil Chetwynd, stated that Kensington Palace is no longer a reliable source while appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Media Show. Not at all. The bar gets increased when you’re let down by a source, just like with anything else. According to Deadline, he stated, “We sent out notes to all our teams to be super more vigilant about the content coming across our desk — even from what we would call trusted sources.”

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    He added that kill notices are usually reserved for sources such as North Korea.

    It is uncommon to kill something by manipulation. We might do it once a year, maybe less. The Iranian or North Korean news agencies were the sources of our prior kills, Chetwynd continued. It’s crucial to remember that you cannot mislead people about reality. It comes down to trust. The main problem here is one of trust, specifically the public’s declining and general lack of faith in the media and institutions in general. Therefore, it’s crucial that a picture accurately captures the world in which it is seen,” he said.


    Given that Kate and the Palace have already been accused of withholding information about her location and health, the modified image problem has simply served to fan the flames. The Princess of Wales, according to Arthur Edwards, royal photographer for The Sun, has received a “tough and very public lesson” for breaking the “golden rule.”

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    “Although you can crop an image, you should never, ever alter the image itself. This is a golden guideline. Social media is rife with “disgusting bile and hateful comments about her,” Edwards said. “Kate shouldn’t have done it, and she was right to put her hand up and admit to her mistake so quickly.” Conspiracies are now spreading quickly and widely, not that these people need any other motivation. Kate will be upset by these petty jabs at her.

    Some experts, including Edwards, believe that if the Palace had made the unaltered version of the photo public, the rumors would never have started. Naturally, though, this is happening amid all the rumors about what’s going on with Kate, who none of us have seen since December but for a quick photo yesterday and last week. Following her January abdominal surgery, a lot of people, including myself, have been waiting for an update on the Princess of Wales’s health.

    Even if it was a botched attempt at picture editing, Edwards continued, “I still think it’s a delightful image.” Surrounded by her loving children on Mother’s Day, Kate looks lovely and incredibly proud. It’s brimming with heartwarming love and passion.

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    Royal analyst Hilary Fordwich claimed in an interview with Fox that the palace is to blame for “yet another public relations disaster.” There is no doubt that a “slimmed down monarchy” will mean fewer people supervising the royals and those who lack the necessary media acumen, according to Fordwich. “The palaces need to hire the best and brightest in these sectors since we live in a fast-paced world with tech-savvy media outlets. Although this isn’t “business as usual” or what one might anticipate from a royal household, Fordwich went on, “it shows great humility to admit one’s mistakes.” Some may have sought to place the blame on someone else or chosen to remain silent. Kate apologized in a direct, no-nonsense manner. Such could serve as a lesson to many.

    The question that comes up is whether the Palace is protecting Kate Middleton adequately, and author and royal expert Tom Bower believes that they are not.

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    “Everyone wants to undermine her because it makes them happy, regardless of where they are in the world. And when she did, they ought to have brought in a professional photographer to ensure there weren’t any mishaps like the ones that have happened since, Bower told The Sun. “She’s had the most extremely serious operation imaginable,” he said. It takes her a long time to get better. And I worry that she has been under a great deal of pressure to perform and that rather than looking out for her, the Kensington Palace staff has not provided her with the necessary support and safety. In addition, Bower thinks that rather than publishing more photos, the Palace’s primary goal ought to be assisting Kate in her full recovery.

    “There are republicans and miscreants who don’t share our values and see Kate as a soft target, an easy target, and another target to seek to undermine British values and British tradition,” he continued. “They want to do everything now, to destroy the monarchy, to destroy Britain as it is today.” Conspiracy theories were eventually put to rest on March 22 when Kate Middleton shared a video on social media revealing that she is undergoing cancer treatments.