Kate Middleton spotted in car with Prince William on his way to Commonwealth Day celebrations

Some members of the British Royal Family attended the Commonwealth Day celebration at Westminster Abbey in London this Monday, March 11, 2024. Driving from Windsor, Prince William was spotted in the company of Kate Middleton.

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Kate Middleton Prince William modified photo

The last 24 hours have been complicated for Kate Middleton. Just when Kensington Palace thought it had finally calmed things down by unveiling the first official photo of the Princess of Wales since her operation, a new controversy disrupted her long recovery.

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This Sunday, March 10, 2024, on the occasion of Mother's Day in the UK, a portrait of Kate Middleton was published on social networks. An adorable photo in which she poses next to her children, George, Charlotte and Louis.

In the caption to the snap taken by Prince William, she wrote:

Thank you for all your good wishes and continued support over these past two months. I wish you a Happy Mother's Day.

While family appearances usually have a positive effect on admirers of the Royal Family, this was not the case here.

Kate Middleton was forced to apologize after publishing a photo

In the comments, questions soon arose. Some wondered why Kate Middleton's recognizable engagement ring had disappeared, others were horrified to discover a huge photoshop mishap on Princess Charlotte's vest. International news agencies spotted other anomalies, prompting them to withdraw the 'altered' photo. With conspiracy theories on the rise again, the Princess of Wales chose to come clean: yes, the shot taken by William was indeed retouched. She said on social networks:

Like many amateur photographers, I occasionally retouch. I wanted to apologize for any confusion caused by the family portrait we shared yesterday.

New details emerged the day after her apology revealing that Prince William only had a 40-minute time crunch to take the photo, after which Kate edited it to 'make it the best it can be.' Perhaps the huge controversy could have been avoided if they got professional help.

After all the fuss, she might have opted to stay away from prying eyes, but Kate Middleton finally reappeared on Monday, March 11, 2024, with her husband. The mother of George, Charlotte and Louis was photographed in her car, next to the heir to the throne on his way to London.

Prince William accompanied by Kate Middleton on Monday 11 March

Prince William joined his mother-in-law, Camilla - rested after a week's vacation - for a very important event. Accompanied by other members of the family, they attended the Commonwealth Day celebration at Westminster Abbey. And while Kate Middleton was spotted in the Prince of Wales's car, she was not at his side at the event.

According to the Daily Mail, the Princess was on her way to an appointment. If all goes well, she should be back after Easter.

This article was translated from Voici.

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Prince William gives rare insight into life at home with his three children, George, Charlotte and Louis Prince William gives rare insight into life at home with his three children, George, Charlotte and Louis