Princess Kate herself says sorry for photo blunder

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Hours after four major news agencies accused Kensington Palace of issuing a “manipulated” photo of Catherine, Princess of Wales, for Mother’s Day on Sunday, the princess herself apologized for it.

“Like many other amateur photographers, I occasionally experiment with photo editing. I want to apologize for any confusion the family photo we shared yesterday caused. I hope that everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day,” reads a short statement shared on the Prince and Princess of Wales’ social media platforms on Monday afternoon.

Her message follows after it was noticed that this family photo of Catherine and her three children – which is also the first official photo of the princess since her abdominal surgery in January – contained an editing error upon closer examination.

The biggest flaw highlighted is that Princess Charlotte’s left hand is misaligned with the sleeve of her sweater in the photo.

Social media users further pointed out that the Princess of Wales is not wearing her engagement ring with the characteristic blue sapphire in the photo and that the trees in the background are “too green” for the British winter months.

News agencies such as AFP and Reuters have consequently removed it from their systems because it does not meet these agencies’ photo standards.

Even though the photo was viewed by Prince William himself, this photo blur has fueled speculation and conspiracy theories about the nature and severity of the princess’s health.

RNews previously reported that the princess will attend her father-in-law, King Charles III’s birthday celebrations in June. This will be her first official appointment after her surgery.