Lifestyle & Belief

Grazia admits to making Kate Middleton look even skinnier


The wedding dress of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, pictured as she steps out of Westminster Abbey in London, after marrying Britain's Prince William on April 29, 2011.



Looking even tinier than usual, Kate Middleton graced the cover of UK fashion magazine Grazia in an issue celebrating her wedding.

Grazia magazine has now admitted it slimmed the waist of Middleton by digitally altering a cover image of her in her bridal gown.

The U.K.’s Press Complaints Commission investigated the claims that the cover photo of fashion weekly had been digitally manipulated.

''The magazine explained how the image had been altered to remove the arm of Prince William so that the duchess could be featured on the cover alone," The Press Complaints Commission said.

"This involved mirroring one of the duchess's arms and an inadvertent result of the change was the slimming of her waist.''

Grazia said it had wanted a "great image" of the duchess on her own but "all the photographs had the duke in too."

"So we asked our reproduction house to remove him from the picture (common practice among glossy magazines)," Grazia said.

"This would have left the duchess with only one arm, so they copied over her arm to complete the picture.

''[Grazia] would like to reassure all our readers that we did not purposely make any alterations to the Duchess of Cambridge's image to make her appear slimmer, and we are sorry if this process gave that impression''.