26/01/2015 06:27 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Kate Middleton, Is That You? Magazine Digitally Alters Duchess For Cover Picture

Kate Middleton was blooming when she made a public visit to the new Kensington Leisure Centre in London last week. But, apparently, one magazine didn't think she was quite glowing enough - and digitally enhanced her appearance for their cover.

Woman's Day

Australian magazine Woman's Day appear to have added some bright pink lipstick to the duchess' look, as well as brightening her eyes, making the whites whiter, and the blue bluer.

Oh, and her green amethyst and diamond drop earrings by Kiki McDonough have got an extra little twinkle on them, too.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the new Kensington Leisure Centre on January 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

As usual, Kate, who is six months pregnant, looked super-stylish, and wore the Natasha Pale Blue Coat and the Florrie Floral Print Dress from one of her favourite maternity labels, Seraphine.

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But back to Photoshopping. It's not the first time Kate's fallen victim to the appearance-altering tool. According to the Australian Daily Telegraph, back in July 2012, the duchess was the unwitting cover star of the South African edition of Marie Claire magazine, who used her head and hands for the cover image, before using Photoshop to finish the rest.

Marie Claire

Editor Aspasia Karras said, "We were so inspired by her fairytale wedding and her life as a modern-day princess, which is why we elected Kate Middleton as our cover star for the August issue.

"The cover is actually a hyper-real illustration of Kate, meant to be a fan art tribute to fashion's new royal icon."

And, in August 2011, Grazia magazine apologised for inadvertently slimming down Kate Middleton's already-slim waist for a cover picture of her on her own at the Royal Wedding.

Its 9 May edition featured an image that was originally of Kate and Prince William leaving Westminster Abbey together after their ceremony. In the process of digitally removing William for the shot, Kate's waist appeared thinner than usual.


According to the Guardian, the Press Complaints Commission said: "The magazine explained how the image had been altered to remove the arm of Prince William so that the duchess could be featured on the cover alone.

"This involved mirroring one of the duchess's arms and an inadvertent result of the change was the slimming of her waist."

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