Kate Middleton Photoshop Mishap Could Show Conspiracy Theories Are Upsetting Her, Palace Expert Says

Kate Middleton has apologized for her photoshop mishap following the controversy surrounding her newest family photo. “Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing,” the Princess of Wales said in a statement on March 11. “I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused,” she added. However, U.S. Associate Editor at the DailyMail.com Charlie Lankston told Access Hollywood that her editing the photo could suggest how all the speculation surrounding her well-being is impacting her. “I think the fact that Kate chose to edit the image suggests that some of the talk and some of the conspiracy theorizing may be getting to her slightly,” she told Access. “I think a lot of us edit images or tweak images because we want them to look their very best and it’s no surprise that Kate was worried about the scrutiny that this image would come under.” Despite Kate apologizing for editing the photo, Charlie said other issues arise for the royal family. “I don’t think the editing is the crime here. I think it’s what that says to the British public and the fact that it was allowed to get to this stage, makes the public feel a distrust with the royal family because all they’ve wanted is proof that Kate is ok,” she said. “I think another issue is then presented in the fact that the palace is refusing to release the original version so once again you just have more questions than you do answers.”