Chantel Brink
Chantel Brink
April 7, 2024 ·  3 min read

Royal Photo with Prince Louis’ ‘Missing Finger’ Resurfaces After Kate Middleton Apologized for Altered Mother’s Day Image

A royal picture of Prince Louis “missing a finger” has resurfaced after Kate Middleton apologized for the photo she edited for Mother’s Day. Now, Kate, 42, has been the subject of a lot of talk after she seemed to fade into the background after a planned January surgery on her abdomen at a private hospital in London.

The paparazzi tracked her down in early March while she was out with her mom. It was the first time anyone had seen her in public since Christmas Day. After that, Kensington Palace put out an official picture and a message from the Princess of Wales over the weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Kate Middleton's mother's day picture that is allegedly photoshopped.
Image Credits: Instagram

“Thank you for your kind wishes and continued support over the last two months,” she said. “Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day. C.” The post also included a picture of Kate standing with her three kids: Prince George, 10, Charlotte, 8, and Louis, 5. It said that she was “unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter.”

But by Sunday night, the picture had been taken down by several news organizations around the world, such as AP, AFP, and Reuters, because it was said to have been “manipulated.” Strange things that many people noticed about the picture were that Charlotte’s sleeve seems to have been touched up, the window panes are all over the place, there is no reflection in the window, Kate doesn’t have her wedding ring on, and her jacket’s zipper stops halfway down.

Kate has now replied with a statement saying she’s sorry for the “confusion” the picture caused. With the name ‘C’ on the message, she wrote, “Like many amateur photographers, I do sometimes try out editing.” “I want to say I’m sorry if the family picture we shared yesterday caused any misunderstanding.”

Duchess Edits Cause Photo Flurry

“I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day.” And now that the message came out today, a picture of Prince Louis “missing a finger” is going around social media again. On X (which used to be Twitter), someone wrote, “Let’s just pause and take a moment to think that no matter how bad your Monday is, it’s not the Royal Family putting out random photoshopped pictures.”

Then they put a side-by-side comparison of the two changed photos to show their “numerous mistakes” and said, “This is a totally bizarre situation!” The picture was shared in December 2023. The couple is wearing white shirts and looking at the camera. The future King is putting his hand on Prince Louis’ shoulder.

Meghan Markle is sitting in the middle of a chair, and Kate has her arm around Prince George’s waist. The black-and-white picture, which was taken by Josh Shinner in Yorkshire, was posted on Twitter with the words “Our family Christmas card for 2023.” Some people were completely confused, though, when they looked at Louis’ hand and said it looked like the kid was missing a finger.

“Is Prince Louis missing a finger? “, someone said on X. “What the heck is going on?” A third said: “I’m not a fan of this photo, look at Louis and his left hand, what is going on with that, it looks Photoshopped.”
Someone else wrote, “Louis is missing a finger, this has to be the worst photoshop job ever.”

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