A British tabloid has faced backlash for its decision to publish a “disgusting” photoshopped image of the Princess of Wales paying respects at a Remembrance Day service.
The Mirror’s coverage of the story featured a heavily doctored image of Catherine on the front page of the newspaper for all to see.
What in the ever loving god did they do to Princess Catherine’s picture? How disgusting to photoshop the photo in this way! pic.twitter.com/ziMhSnVy2h
— Royal Tea With Brittany (@brittanygadoury) November 14, 2022
The Princess looked obviously different from her radiant self, leading shocked royal watchers to notice the significant changes to her face, where it appears the publication deepened the lines of her face and gave her large under-eye bags.
The photoshopped image is a stark contrast to the original snap of Catherine looking refreshed yet solemn as she honoured the fallen.
The Mirror must think we are stupid pic.twitter.com/awf7rmaCey
— Jesús Enrique Rosas – The Body Language Guy (@Knesix) November 14, 2022
The UK publication has been slammed for its “disrespectful” photoshop.
What’s with the appalling photoshop? You’ve totally taken away from what the service was for doing this. I watched the service and she definitely didn’t look like that. I don’t know why I’m surprised with a trashy tabloid but, I would’ve expected better for Remembrance Sunday.
— KW (@Norfolk_Kez) November 14, 2022
Possibly the most beautiful woman in the world and they do this? Somebody is jealous.
— Valentine (@lainievalentine) November 15, 2022
She is the future queen. This is so disrespectful.
— Nappy Han (@debzywebzy) November 15, 2022
You expect this from trolls but a newspaper? Says a lot about their reliably in news. Pathetic. Catherine will be her glamorous self in the next and thousands more images but this newspaper will still be shabby.
— Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot (@sherman9) November 14, 2022
This isn’t the first time the Princess has been the subject of “disgusting” photoshop, as an image of Catherine was used for an anti-domestic violence campaign in November 2021.
Harrowing photos of a beaten and bruised Kate Middleton were seen across Europe as part of a controversial campaign to end violence against women.
The photo, which showed the Princess’ face covered in cuts and bruises was put up at bus stops and buildings all over Milan and around the southern Spanish coastal town of Los Alcazares.
According to The Sun, Kensington Palace was unaware that the doctored picture of the Princess was going to be used for the campaign.
Catherine was one of a number of strong, high-profile women pictured in the campaign. Others include US Vice President Kamala Harris, Queen Letizia of Spain and European Commissioner chief Ursula Von Der Leyen.
The Italian artist responsible for the photos, AleXsandro Palombo, said that the images were intended to shock, rather than suggest that the women were victims of domestic violence.