Kate Middleton Just Issued A Statement About Her Badly Photoshopped Picture

People have been speculating about Kate Middleton's whereabouts for weeks now.

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She underwent abdominal surgery at the beginning of the year and hasn't been spotted at any public appearances since Christmas 2023,

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The Royal Palace has said, "[The] Princess of Wales, who is recovering from abdominal surgery, continues to be doing well."

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Then, last week, she was spotted in a car.

Kate Middleton in a light blue outfit with earrings, beside Prince William, outdoors
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And yesterday, they posted a badly photoshopped picture of Kate and the kids for Mother's Day:

The pic is a mess.

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There's photoshop on the arm.

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Kate's missing her wedding ring.

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As this photographer said, there are many "unexplainable issues."

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It's so bad that three international photo agencies refuse to run the "manipulated" image.

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This has pretty much never happened before!

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And now, Kate is addressing the picture head on.

Kate Middleton in a blue coat and matching hat, smiling at a public event
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She posted this statement on X:

Twitter: @KensingtonRoyal

"Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing," she says. "I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused. I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day. C"

Kate Middleton in a long coat and fascinator, with Prince Charles and Prince George, at a formal event
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Unfortunately, that hasn't done much to stop the conspiracies.

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I guess we'll see what happens next.

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