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Kate Middleton’s First Post-Surgery Photo with Prince William Is Now Also Under Scrutiny

The Photoshop rumors continue to reign supreme.

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The British royal family has had a rough couple of weeks, and that's putting it lightly. King Charles is currently undergoing cancer treatment, Queen Camilla took a small break from her royal duties, and in perhaps the biggest blow, the royal family is under fire amid Kate Middleton's recent Photoshop scandal, which received a brand new update on March 11.

U.K. news outlets The Sun and The Daily Mail published an image of Middleton alongside Prince William in the backseat of a car that was headed to the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. While William's facial features were easily discernible, only the back of Middleton's head could be seen as she was completely turned away from the camera.

The new image led to fresh Photoshop allegations, as royal observers were quick to note that the bricks seen in the photo did not match. Also called into question was the Princess of Wales's hairstyle and accessory choice being eerily similar to that of a much older image taken of her at an event.

Goff Photos, the company responsible for capturing and distributing the latest photo of the Prince and Princess of Wales, however, insists that there was no foul play with the image. Goff told E! News that the pics "have been cropped and lightened," but "nothing has been doctored."

The new statement comes just days after the photo that launched the Photoshop controversy was released: Middleton's Mother's Day image alongside her and William's children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Fans noticed several inconsistencies with the image, particularly with Charlotte's cardigan and skirt and Middleton's hair.

After the image was flagged by official outlets like The Associated Press and Reuters for appearing manipulated, The Princess of Wales took the fall for the mishap, claiming that her amateur photography and editing skills were to blame.

"Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused," she wrote in an apology posted to X on March 11. "I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day. C."

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