A US magazine appears to have photoshopped a baby bump onto the Duchess of Cambridge’s stomach on its current cover.
Star magazine announces: “Scandal turns to joy: It’s twins!” alongside “Pregnant Kate gets thrilling news amid nude photo uproar” and “Up to 125 lbs and showing.”
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To go with the sensationalist headline is an image of Kate Middleton on her tour of Singapore - with a rather more rounded than usual tummy.
But is it real?
US showbiz site Celebuzz first rang alarm bells over the image, pointing out that Kate's ’floral slim-fit frock has been mysteriously blown out’ and noting that in the shot she’s ’missing her right-hand ring’.
And the controversy soon spread online with designers overlaying Star’s cover with the original image – showing a marked difference.
It’s not the first time Star magazine has claimed knowledge of a royal pregnancy. Its previous edition announced: “It’s official: Kate’s pregnant.”
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Perhaps they think if they keep printing the same rumour they can make it come true?
No stranger to photoshop, The Duchess of Cambridge was recently seen gracing another magazine’s cover, despite never having sat for its photoshoot. South African Marie Claire was criticised for adding Kate’s head onto a dress made by a local designer for its August edition.Talk about baby bullies! But at least this might detract attention from the other photo scandal dogging the Duchess.