Grazia magazine have admitted to digitally altering an image of Kate Middleton on the cover of their Royal Wedding special issue, making her look a lot slimmer than she actually was in her Alexander McQueen gown. They originally denied the airbrushing mishap, but have now revealed they had to mirror one of Kate’s arms to remove Prince William from the picture, which in turn reduced her waist size.
In a statement from The Press Complaints Commision, they said: “The magazine explained how the image had been altered to remove the arm of Prince William so that the Duchess could be featured on the cover alone. This involved mirroring one of the duchess’s arms and an inadvertent result of the change was the slimming of her waist.”
Her unrealistic waist size immediately rung alarm bells and caused controversy amongst readers and journalists alike, who hit back at her ‘Barbie like’ frame. In reply Grazia said: “Grazia takes the issue of women’s body image very seriously. No changes whatsoever were made to the image of the Duchess with the purpose or effect of making her appear slimmer.”
Do you think Kate looked stick thin or suitably slim?
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