Kate Middleton ‘may never’ release a photo again after scandal: expert

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Kate Middleton’s “amateur” photography might be behind her.

The Princess of Wales, 42, is reportedly feeling too self-conscious to post any more photos after her Photoshop debacle.

In honor of UK Mother’s Day on Sunday, Middleton shared a photo of herself smiling with her children, Prince George, 10, Prince Louis, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 8. It was the first snapshot released by the future queen as she continues to remain out of the public eye while recovering from abdominal surgery she underwent in January.

Middleton’s family photo caught some flack for its Photoshop mistakes. Prince of Wales/Kensington Palac / MEGA
Middleton’s family photo caught some flack for its Photoshop mistakes. Prince of Wales/Kensington Palac / MEGA

The image was perforated with a multitude of editing errors — with several photo agencies such as the Associated Press retracting the pic and urging media outlets not to use it as it was “manipulated.”

The agencies even asked Kensington Palace to send them an unaltered version of the graphic, but they refused.

Expert Russell Myers gave some insight into the Duchess of Cambridge’s stance on sharing photos in the future to the Royal Beat podcast.

The Duchess of Cambridge may never share a photo again. AP
The Duchess of Cambridge may never share a photo again. AP

“They put the picture out and I suppose they will have to have a review of this process,” he said.

He went on to claim: “What I think is going to be the biggest shame of all is Kate may never put a picture out again.”

“And we’ve had years of her putting out pictures of the children on their birthday, Louis’ first day at school, their Christmas card. If she doesn’t do that, that’s such a massive shame for her.”

Middleton apologized for the erroneous pic on Monday. AP
Middleton apologized for the erroneous pic on Monday. AP

One day after the photo made headlines — with conspiracy theories about her whereabouts taking center stage amid the debacle — Middleton apologized for altering it.

“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 tweeted on Monday.

Prince William, 41, however, praised Middleton’s photography skills during a visit to the charity facility West Youth Zone in London on Thursday, noting she was the “arty” one in the family.

France’s AFP news agency’s global news director Phil Chetwynd recently claimed that Kensington Palace cannot be a “trusted source” of information following the mishap.

“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 tweeted. UK Press via Getty Images
“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 tweeted. UK Press via Getty Images

He appeared on BBC Radio 4’s “Media Show” and stated that the palace is “absolutely not” reliable.

“Like with anything, when you’re let down by a source, the bar is raised,” he explained.

“To kill something on the basis of manipulation [is rare],” he went on, noting that the incident goes down “once a year maybe, I hope less.”

“You cannot be distorting reality for the public,” Chetwynd said. “There’s a question of trust. And the big issue here is one of trust, and the lack of trust and the falling trust of the general public in institutions generally and in the media.”