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Prince & Princess of Wales

Kensington Palace refuses to comment after major news publications refuse to use Kate image over ‘photo manipulation’

Kensington Palace have refused to comment on claims that the photograph released on Mother’s Day showing the Princess of Wales alongside her three children has been ‘manipulated’.

Four of the biggest news agencies in the world: Associated Press, Reuters, AFP and Getty have issued a ‘kill notice’ to their clients.

This is an order for them to remove the photograph from their news reports, with the agency saying the photo has been ‘manipulated’.

In an alert to their client base, Associated Press said: “At closer inspection it appears that the source has manipulated the image.”

They order news websites to “please remove it from all platforms, including social, where it may still be visible.”

The photo in question shows the Princess of Wales alongside Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

It was taken earlier in the week by Prince William.

Catherine underwent major abdominal surgery in January and, after a two week hospital stay, returned home. Kensington Palace announced at the time that Her Royal Highness would need at least two months of recuperation at home before returning to public duties.

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