Meghan Markle Would Have Been Treated 'Much Worse' Than Kate Middleton in Photoshop Scandal

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Meghan Markle would likely have been treated worse than Kate Middleton in recent photo scandal.

Mar. 14 2024, Published 6:01 p.m. ET

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The criticism surrounding Kate, Princess of Wales, and her photoshop editing scandal would have been "much worse" had it been her sister-in-law, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. PR guru Lynn Carratt also told an outlet that Meghan's treatment would have been far worse, "especially in the U.K."

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Prince Archie in 2019.

"Most photos are edited before they reach the public, especially in terms of lighting and coloring," Carratt added when mentioning the Duchess of Sussex's photoshopped pics. "Meghan herself has previously been accused of editing the official press pictures."

The PR expert then highlighted Meghan and Prince Harry's 2019 Christmas photo with Prince Archie since "fans thought that the adorable photo of the couple with their eldest son may have been edited because Meghan's face was in sharp focus, despite the fact she was in the back of the photo."

She concluded by pointing out that "Meghan will always get knocked more than Kate for whatever she does as the British public certainly are team Kate."

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Princess Kate's 2024 Mother's Day photo.

"We'll probably never know whether Harry and Meghan got a twinge of pleasure from Kate's blushes," PR executive Jack Izzard dished. "But what they should definitely get out of the Kensington Palace cock-up is a PR opportunity."

On Sunday, March 10, the Princess of Wales released an image of herself surrounded by her three children that led to internet sleuths pointing out "heavily edited" inconsistencies in the pic. In what many royal traditionalists are calling "media hysteria manipulation," major news agencies issued "kill orders" on the image due to the photoshopping.

Izzard continued: "A supportive word here, a gentle nod towards the importance of Kate’s privacy there — this is a chance to offer a subtle olive branch to the Cambridges. And done right, it can be totally in tune with one of the Sussexes' favorite themes — a call for the conspiracy theorists and keyboard warriors to lay off."

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The Prince and Princess of Wales in 2023.

Amid the controversy surrounding the picture and Her Royal Highness' firm commitment not to return to the public stage until sometime in April, some point to Harry and Meghan in comparison.

"Having a photoshopped photograph is absolutely nothing about telling lies," royal expert Angela Levin told an outlet. "The most important thing is that you can trust people, and I don’t believe you can trust Harry and Meghan. Meghan only wants to come here because it will increase her popularity in getting work, she hopes."

Headlines continue to paint the Wales couple in a suspicious light. The Commonwealth Day Service is typically the most popular royal event during the month of March, but headlines about Kate's edited picture made it barely a ripple in 2024. News also heavily focused on the princess herself who was spotted sitting next to Prince William, who attended the service, in their car after the ceremony. The future queen kept her head turned away from lenses the entire time.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have taken a backseat to incendiary press headlines thanks to Prince William and Princess Kate.

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Daily Mirror reported on Carratt's remarks.

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