Although they admit to manipulating the image – but only for colour purposes. A spokesperson told the Telegraph: “We gave the image a poster-like palette. Because it is a cover image, the colours are richer and more graphic and vibrant. We obviously did not add more hair.
“His face, head and shoulders were just darkened as though he was a bit in the shadow… which put more emphasis on Prince George.”
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