It seems even the already very slim KATE MIDDLETON has become another victim to criminal Photoshopping. The Duchess of Cambridge in her wedding dress photo covered U.K.’s Grazia magazine’s Kate and William Collector’s issue looking impossibly like brunette wedding Barbie with an 18-inch waist.
Now the latest Hollywood gossip knows Kate is athletically slender, but not that emaciated!
So much buzz was generated from the Photoshopping issue, Britain’s Press Complaints Commission launched its own investigation and discovered the fact to be true – some overzealous Grazia employee in the art department channeled their own Barbie fetish unto the Duchess of Windsor’s already sylph-like waistline.
“We did not purposely make any alterations to the Duchess of Cambridge’s image to make her appear slimmer, and we are sorry if this process gave that impression,”
a rep for the magazine said in a statement.
It turns out the publication couldn’t find a solo picture of Kate in her wedding dress without William hanging on to her arm (if we were the Prince, we would, too!), so they digitally removed Wills and altered Kate‘s other arm to make it look like she was holding a bouquet instead. The result was an overly-whittled waistline that had Kate fans and followers up in arms.
Well, we know what the real Kate Middleton looks like, so Photoshop be damned.