Kate Middleton should never post a photo again after scandal: expert


Kate Middleton's “amateur” photo may be behind her.

The Princess of Wales, 42, is said to be too self-conscious to post any more photos after her Photoshop debacle.

In honor of UK Mother's Day on Sunday, Middleton shared a photo of herself smiling with her children Prince George, 10, Prince Louis, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 8. This is the first snapshot released by the future queen. Staying out of the public eye while he recovers from stomach surgery he underwent in January.

Middleton's family photo drew some flak for its Photoshop mistakes. Prince of Wales/Kensington Ballac/Mega

The image was riddled with editing errors – several photo agencies, such as the Associated Press, retracted the image and urged the media not to use it because it was “manipulated”.

The agencies asked Kensington Palace to send an unaltered version of the graphic, but they refused.

Expert Russell Myers offered some insight into the Duchess of Cambridge's stance on photo sharing in the future. The Royal Beat Podcast.

The Duchess of Cambridge may never share a photo again. AP

“They're releasing the film and I think they need to review the process,” he said.

He continued: “I think the biggest shame of all is that Kate never releases a film again.”

“For years we've had her publish children's birthdays, Louise's first day at school, their Christmas cards. If she doesn't, it's a huge shame on her.

Middleton apologized for the inappropriate photo on Monday. AP

A day after the photo hit the headlines — along with conspiracy theories about her whereabouts amid the debacle — Middleton apologized for changing it.

“Like many amateur photographers, I occasionally experiment with editing. I want to apologize for the confusion caused by the family photo we shared yesterday,” he tweeted on Monday.

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However, Prince William, 41, praised Middleton's photography skills during a visit to the charity West Youth Zone in London on Thursday, referring to him as the “artist” in the family.

France's AFP news agency's global news director Phil Chetwynd recently said Kensington Palace could not be a “reliable source” of information after the crash.

“Like many amateur photographers, I occasionally experiment with editing. I want to apologize for the confusion caused by the family photo we shared yesterday,” he tweeted. UK Press via Getty Images

He appeared on BBC Radio 4's “Media Show” and said the palace was “absolutely credible”.

“As with anything, when you're tricked by a source, the bar is raised,” he explained.

“To Kill something based on handling [is rare],” he continued, noting that “once a year, I hope less.”

“You can't distort reality for the public,” Chetwynd said. “There is a question of trust. The big issue here is lack of trust and the general public's lack of trust in institutions and the media.

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