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UK magazine denies Photoshopping Kate Middleton's figure

Grazia is accused of putting royal bride on a digital diet for new cover – but insists it didn’t.
May 5th 2011, 5:34 PM 967 0

NEWLY-MINTED ROYAL Kate Middleton was hailed as a fashion icon on her wedding day – but it seems for some, she may not have quite measured up.

UK fashion weekly Grazia is facing accusations that it digitally slimmed the bride’s already-svelte waist for the magazine’s latest cover, which celebrates her marriage to Prince William in London last Friday.

Bloggers at Jezebel pointed out that the magazine appears to have done a Photoshop job on the picture, trimming Kate’s waist and stretching her torso.

Grazia has denied the allegations, telling the Huffington Post: “Grazia did not make any changes to the image of the Duchess of Cambridge to make her look or appear slimmer than she is.”

However, a Daily Telegraph blogger observed Grazia had also changed the position of Middleton’s arms – and sliced out Prince William completely.

This isn’t the first time a magazine has got into hot water by allegedly giving celebrities a little, er, digital assistance. Previous controversies include Demi Moore’s missing hip, country singer Faith Hill’s  all-over enhancement, Gisele Bündchen’s modesty makeover, and the mysterious case of Emma Watson’s disappearing leg.

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