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Prince William Called Kate Middleton "the Arty One" Days After the Photoshop Scandal

Someone get her a tutorial.

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The internet has been ablaze since Kate Middleton's Photoshop scandal, which — if you somehow aren't already several layers deep into the controversy — includes the Princess of Wales admitting to using the software to edit her recent Mother's Day photo. Prince William subtly backed her up during his latest appearance to confirm that yes, art is one of his wife's many passions.

"My wife is the arty one," William told children present at the Diana Legacy Awards while speaking about activities that do not require technology. "And my children. My children are more arty than I am."

After Middleton's Mother's Day photo was revealed, it received wide backlash for several editing inconsistencies, and was later removed from official press outlets such as the Associated Press, Reuters, and AFP. The Princess of Wales apologized for the mistakes in the photo, noting that she went a bit too far with editing the picture.

"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."

The controversy has since caused Kensington Palace's reputation among the photo world to become shaky. "At this moment in time, AFP's trust in handout pictures from the [Kensington] Palace has been compromised," Phil Chetwynd, the global news director of Agence France-Presse (AFP), shared in a March 14 statement to E! News. "We cannot say they are a trusted source for handout pictures. We still require further explanations."

Chetwynd shared that submissions from Kensington Palace will now "be subject to heightened scrutiny and editing checks," and hopes AFP can "rebuild this trust over time."

"When a source lets you down, it would be normal journalistic practice to be skeptical about future interactions," he added. "I think it is fair to say that any handout images we receive from the Palace in the future will be treated with extreme prudence."

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