Prince George, Prince William Photoshop Controversy: Royal Family Is Digitally Enhanced For 'Vanity Fair'

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on July 15 2014 12:11 PM
Prince William carrying Prince George
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, waves beside her husband Britain's Prince William with their son Prince George as they depart Wellington on an Australian air force jet, April 16, 2014. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia. Reuters

Singers and models apparently aren't the only ones who benefit from photoshopping. Every celebrity from Britney Spears to Beyoncé has been photoshopped in print to make them look picture-perfect, and now, even the British royal family is being digitally enhanced.

Photoshop is primarily used to digitally alter images, usually to enhance someone’s appearance, and it seems to have been deployed for the latest issue of Vanity Fair. On the cover, Prince William’s face has been altered, but not his nose or eyes. His hair was made to look like he has more hair than he actually has. In an unaltered image, it is clear Prince William is balding, but that was not evident on the VF cover. Instead, dark brown hair was added to cover his balding areas.

 

The cover also features baby Prince George and Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton. While Middleton was untouched, Prince George was color-corrected and folds were removed from his neck.

Meanwhile, Middleton and Prince William are reportedly trying for baby No. 2 this summer. According to Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl, “royal insiders” claim the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 32, will try for a second baby.

“As for speculation about when Prince George will have a sibling … there are rumors among the couple’s friends that they plan to try this summer,” the report said.

The August 2014 issue of Vanity Fair is available for digital download Thursday. The issue hits newsstands July 15. 

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