By Ava Gilchrist

Kate Middleton Seen Driving Through Windsor Castle Following Photoshop Controversy

The Princess’ novice graphic design skills leave much to be desired, but another sighting is fuelling the public’s interest once again.
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 11: Kate Middleton on October 11, 2023 in Nottingham, England. The Prince and Princess of Wales are carrying out engagements across the UK to mark World Mental Health Day and to highlight the importance of mental well-being, particularly in young people. (Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images)

The scandal of Kate Middleton, her whereabouts and her reported disappearance has been exacerbated after an obviously doctored photo of her posing with her three children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5, was released to (then rescinded from) the public.

Now, not only is the internet rife with false (albeit hilarious) speculation that the Princess of Wales had flown off to Glasgow for the cursed Willy Wonka experience or in Miami getting a BBL, but the royal family themselves have given cause to believe the 42-year-old is being held against her will to forcibly finesse her photoshop skills on Buckingham Palace’s Adobe Creative Suite.

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Kate Middleton at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, in London, on February 19, 2023. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS JACKSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

After the edited image was distributed to the world, a statement reportedly written by Middleton herself began circulating claiming notable discrepancies in the image were reportedly a result of the former Duchess of Cambridge’s experimentation. “Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing,” Middleton allegedly wrote.

“I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused. I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day. C.”

Read the royal’s statement addressing the Photoshop incident, and allegedly written by Kate Middleton, below:

Only hours later, Middleton was once again spotted riding shotgun through the grounds of Windsor Castle. This time, she was ‘passenger princess’ to her husband, Prince William, who was reportedly driving her into central London. Though the timing coincided with the annual Commonwealth Day ceremony at Westminster Abbey, Middleton was allegedly being taken to a “private appointment”. (There was no mention of whether this pertained to her planned abdominal surgery.)

In photos, which you can see here, Middleton can be seen looking out the window with her face obscured. The last time Middleton had addressed the public she thanked them for their “kind wishes and continued support over the last two months”, but she hasn’t physically been seen since December 25. In the vein of Gossip Girl, where she’s been is one secret she’ll never tell.

This story originally appeared in GRAZIA International.