The Kate Middleton Photoshop debacle keeps getting weirder

Kate Middleton Photoshop
(Image credit: @KensingtonRoyal via X/Google/Future)

Look, we're an art and design site. It's not our place to get involved with conspiracy theories concerning the whereabouts of royal folk. Unless it involves some dodgy Photoshop. Then we're very much on board.

The Princess of Wales has been the subject of growing speculation and rumours over her health and location over the last few months, since she reportedly underwent abdominal surgery two months ago. Presumably in an attempt to quell the online noise, the photo was released via the Princess's X account on Mothers' Day – but eagle-eyed viewers quickly spotted several examples of egregious editing. And now the Princess herself has claimed responsibility (if only she'd taken a look at our guide to the best Photoshop tutorials).

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.