Instagram adds ‘altered photo’ warning to Kate Middleton’s Mother’s Day photo

Instagram added an “altered photo” warning to Kate Middleton’s Mother’s Day photo with her three kids after she admitted to editing the picture.

“Altered photo/video,” read the message in red under the now-viral snap. “The same altered photo was reviewed by independent fact-checkers in another post.”

Users who click the message will be given more details about the warning.

Instagram added an “altered photo” warning to Kate Middleton’s Mother’s Day photo with her three kids after she admitted to editing the picture. ZUMAPRESS.com
“Altered photo/video,” read the message in red under the now-viral snap. “The same altered photo was reviewed by independent fact-checkers in another post.” The Prince of Wales/Instagram

“The same altered photo was reviewed in another post by fact-checkers,” it read.

“There may be small differences. Independent fact-checkers say the photo or image has been edited in a way that could mislead people, but not because it was shown out of context.”


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Instagram’s new warning message comes nearly a week after the Princess of Wales, 42, shared the photo with her and Prince William’s children — Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5, amid conspiracy theories about Middleton’s whereabouts.

Shortly after, several eagle-eyed fans noticed that the image was heavily edited.

The Princess of Wales and the rest of the royal family have come under fire after she released the edited photo last week. Chris Jackson-Getty/POOL supplied by Splash News / SplashNews.com
Several errors were found in the mom of three’s Mother’s Day picture. @princeandprincessofwales / Instagram

Subsequently, several photo agencies even released a “kill notice” message notification regarding the family snap.

“At closer inspection it appears that the source has manipulated the image,” a message from the Associated Press (AP) Reuters read.

After facing backlash for the picture, Middleton released an apology, revealing that she was the one behind the editing.

Middleton apologized for the photo blunder. Prince and Princess of Wales/Instagram
There have been several conspiracy theories surrounding her whereabouts. 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 from the official account she shares with her husband.

“I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day. C.”

Kensington Palace has refused to release the unedited version of the picture — despite the royal’s blunder.

The princess has been staying out of the public eye since she was admitted to the hospital for abdominal surgery. Getty Images
Only grainy photos have been released of Middleton riding in the car. Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

Middleton was admitted to the hospital in January for abdominal surgery.

Since she was released, she has not been publicly seen — except for grainy photos that have been released of the princess riding in the car.

Middleton is set to make her first public appearance in June at the Trooping the Colour parade, which celebrates the official birthday of King Charles III.