Kate Middleton Displays Rare Courage After Making Yet Another Controversial Decision

Kate Middleton Displays Rare Courage After Making Yet Another Controversial Decision
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The world was caught off guard when Kate Middleton made her cancer announcement last month. The Princess of Wales did it with remarkable grace and elegance. She's been healing and spending more time with her family ever since. Despite this, she remains dedicated to upholding treasured family customs, such as the yearly unveiling of a portrait to commemorate the birthday of her youngest son, Prince Louis. As per Marca, the Princess of Wales has stated that she intends to carry on this age-old tradition, just as she has in the past, as the young prince gets ready to celebrate his sixth birthday on April 23. 

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As per The Sunday Times, a palace aide commenting on the royal couple's plans hinted, "They appreciate the public’s love and affection for their children and know there is a public appetite to see them on their birthdays." The Princess of Wales, who has previously described herself as an 'enthusiastic amateur photographer,' has often stepped behind the camera to capture her kids' milestone moments. As such, royal experts speculate that she might also share some personal photographs of Louis on the happy occasion.


Middleton apologized on March 11 for 'any confusion' that may have arisen from the Mother's Day photo that the family had released in honor of the British tradition. Due to concerns about possible alterations, the image was removed from the press libraries of numerous international photo agencies, including Reuters, Getty Images, and the Associated Press. "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," the royal stated in a social media post the next day, signing it "C" for Catherine. 

Image Source: Getty Images| Photo by Max Mumby
Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Max Mumby

Christopher Andersen, a royal expert and an accomplished author, provided advice on negotiating the choppy seas of public opinion. "My suggestion would be to either have Kate take the photo and not retouch it or have Kate take it and explain in advance how and why she altered the photo, or have a professional photographer take it and do all the explaining," Andersen said. "I mean, will it really matter? The conspiracy theories will continue anyway. That particular genie is out of the bottle."


As per Fox News, royal expert Hilary Fordwich added, "In our fast-paced world with tech-savvy media outlets, the palaces need to hire the best and brightest in such fields." However, Anderson added, "People forget that Kate is an accomplished photographer and has curated several major photo exhibits...Of course, it's no surprise that she would be retouching family photographs. I'm less concerned about any tweaking she may have done and more concerned about when this photo was taken. Obviously, the photo agencies that withdrew it have concerns about that as well." 

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