The 40-year-old Princess of Wales was at the center of a loud scandal. The photo of the “aged” Kate Middleton on the cover of the newspaper was called a misogynistic provocation.
A bright representative of the British Royal Family took part in events dedicated to Memorial Day in London. Kate posed on the balcony of the Cenotaph in Whitehall with Queen Consort Camilla, while the new monarch Charles III and his eldest son Prince William laid wreaths at the monument to fallen soldiers.
The royal was wearing a black coat decorated with three traditional poppies. The image was complemented by a black hat. Kate Middleton paid tribute to two iconic royal ladies by wearing pearl earrings previously worn by Elizabeth II and Diana Spencer.
The Princess of Wales was captured in a touching moment when she pressed her lips together, trying to restrain the surging emotions. This is the first Memorial Day without the late monarch. The Queen passed away in September at the age of 96. Her place on the balcony was lonely and empty.
Kate Middleton’s photo appeared on the cover of the oldest British edition of the Mirror the morning after the event. However, the frame was so poorly processed that Prince William’s wife looked at least 20 years older than her age. This caused tremendous outrage among supporters of the monarchy.
“In this photo, Kate looks 60 years old! They should be ashamed of themselves”, “Your distorted image of the Princess of Wales on the front page is a misogynistic provocation”, and “No one cares about always having flattering images, but the deliberate use of bad shots shows that you will bully other women and have a bullying culture”, “There were much more stunning photos our beautiful Princess of Wales, who should be on the front page without blatant Photoshop!”, “Kate’s photo passed through some ugly filter?”, “Kate is a beautiful graceful woman. What did you do to her? It’s terrible!” the Daily Mail and uk.knews.media quotes outraged Britons.
In the original image, the Princess of Wales bites her lip during the National Memorial Service at the Cenotaph on November 13. Two minutes of silence were declared after Big Ben rang 11 times. This marked the resumption of full operation of the recently restored large clock.