Magazine admits doctoring photo to create a slimmer Kate
As if Kate Middleton weren’t slim enough, fashion magazine Grazia has finally admitted to airbrushing extra pounds off the Duchess of Cambridge for its post-wedding cover.
The May 9 issue of the UK magazine shows a unusually slim Kate on her wedding day … minus Prince William.
The magazine came clean in its most recent issue, blaming the journalistic faux pas on their reproduction house.
Grazia explained it was looking for a picture of the bride on her own, “but all the photographs had the duke in too… so we asked our reproduction house to remove him from the picture.
“This would have left the Duchess with only one arm, so they copied over her arm to complete the picture.”
While doing so, the magazine’s editors narrowed her waist.
When the magazine was challenged on the legitimacy of Kate’s slimmer look at the time, it denied wrongdoing.
“Grazia takes the issue of women's body image very seriously,” they said in a statement. “No changes whatsoever were made to the image of the Duchess with the purpose or effect of making her appear slimmer.”
Following the special wedding issue, a complaint was made to the UK’s Press Complaints Commission, which has finally prompted the magazine to make a public apology for the “inadvertent” error.
“We would like to reassure all our readers that 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,” the magazine said. “Grazia takes the issue of women's body image very seriously and we would never 'slim down' a picture of a female role model.”