Mar 11, 2024

The Telegraph Reports on Princess Kate’s Photo. Hany Farid Points Out Inconsistencies

From The Telegraph (Paywall)

The seven telltale signs that show Princess of Wales’s family picture was doctored

By David Millward ; Gwyn Wright ; Neil Johnston and Albert Tait

An “inconsistency” with Princess Charlotte’s hand was the detail that suggested to one picture agency that Kensington Palace’s image of the Princess of Wales and her children had been manipulated.

Social media users claimed that part of her wrist was missing...

Dr Hany Farid, a professor of computer sciences at the University of California Berkeley, told the Telegraph that the issue with Princess Charlotte’s sleeve looked like a “bad Photoshop job”.

“I clearly see what is being referenced here, with respect to her sleeve. It looks like a bad Photoshop job,” he said.

“I know we talk a lot about AI lately but it is still possible to use traditional photo-editing tools,” he added.

“What you would be worried about here is if Kate wasn’t in this photo and had been digitally inserted. This would be a dramatic manipulation...”


Hany Farid is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information at UC Berkeley. He specializes in digital forensics.

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March 13, 2024