Something Is Wrong With This Photo Of The Royal Family

The case of the princess’s floating head.

On Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Wills and Kate) released a new photo of their gorgeous family just in time for Christmas. As per usual, they all looked absolutely perfect.

Chris Jeff/Kensington Palace / Via Twitter: @KensingtonRoyal

Wait a minute. Let’s zoom in here.

Chris Jeff/Kensington Palace

Closer still…

Chris Jeff/Kensington Palace

What on earth is happening here with Princess Charlotte?!

Chris Jeff/Kensington Palace

It is a serious question.

We’re not the only ones to notice something is afoot. Why is her head so clear and the area around it so blurry?

Looks like Princess Charlotte was not playing ball with the Christmas card, definitely some photoshop going on

— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland)

No, you’re not alone.

Yassss (Has Princess Charlotte been photoshopped in or is it just me who thinks that?!)

— Stephen Leng (@steveleng)

It’s not just you.

Is it me or does Princess Charlotte look like she's been photoshopped into that family portrait?????

— Megan Williams (@MegRoseWilliams)

To be very clear, no one is saying the little princess is not absolutely adorable — as has been proven in the past…


It’s just that (as anyone with little kids knows) it’s likely the little princess wasn’t cooperating at just the right time.

Chris Jeff/Kensington Palace

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson told BuzzFeed News the royal family had no comment on the photo, but the spokesperson did laugh out loud when we posed this very serious question.

  1. So, what do you think?
    Chris Jeff/Kensington Palaca
    1. Definitely photoshopped.
    2. No retouching at all. She just has an angelic glow.

I don’t know, you guys. Seems photoshopped to me.

(Side note: How many Charlottes can you see?) Chris Jeff/Kensington Palace/Bob Marshall/BuzzFeed

But, hey, perfection isn’t easy.

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