The latest theory about the Kate Middleton photo is wild. And yet it makes total sense.

There was some disagreement from skeptics, though, who felt the two photos looked the same because they were both of the same person. “It’s nothing alike. It’s just the same face with the same smile because it’s the same person. Otherwise, it’s not remotely similar,” one person said. 

Another added, “It’s ‘spot on’… because it’s the same woman’s face.”

Earlier in the day, the Princess of Wales had issued a statement about the numerous Photoshop errors in the photograph. “Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused,” she shared on Instagram and X.

Conspiracies have been floating around about the Princess of Wales for weeks — even before the image was posted online. 

Royal watchers first began to wonder if something was amiss when the royal family announced in January that Catherine would be spending two weeks in The London Clinic hospital to recover from “planned abdominal surgery”. It was also said that the Princess would not be making any public appearances until after Easter.

While the royal hasn’t addressed rumours (or the Vogue conspiracy) head-on, Kensington Palace stepped in to put a stop to the speculation. 

“We were very clear from the outset that the Princess of Wales was out until after Easter and Kensington Palace would only be providing updates when something was significant. That guideline stands,” a spokesperson said, reiterating that Kate was “doing well”.

Feature Image: Vogue/Instagram @princeandprincessofwales. 

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