Princess of Wales Kate Middleton apologises over edited Mother's Day photo

The photo was released by Kensington Palace on Sunday

Princess of wales mothers day photo (File) Britain's Kate, the Princess of Wales | AP

The UK's Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, issued an apology on social media over an edited Mother’s Day photo released to the media. The photo was the first picture released, with her along with the family, after the surgery.

“Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. 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, Catherine wrote on X.

The photograph that was released to the media was said to be taken by Prince William at Windsor last week. It was released through Kensington Palace to mark Mother's Day on Sunday.

Many leading news organisations have withdrawn the photograph after it did not meet their editorial standards. 

The Palace released the image of Kate, along with her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The photo came with the caption, "Thank you for your kind wishes and continued support over the last two months. Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day. C."

Once the photo surfaced online, many pointed out that the Princess of Wales was not wearing her wedding ring. Many major agencies voiced concerns about the manipulation of the image later.

Associated Press, initially published the photo, but later on closer inspection, it was found to be manipulated. Later it was withdrawn by the agency.

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