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Confirmed: Grazia 'digitally slimmed Kate's waist in wedding issue'

August 12, 2011 - London

Women's fashion magazine Grazia, which got into controversy for digitally slimming Kate Middleton's waist on its cover pic, has now admitted to the retouching after early denials.

Grazia has admitted that it had photoshoped the Duchess of Cambridge's image, which appeared on a special May 9 issue to commemorate her marriage to Prince William.

The investigation from the Press Complaints Commission led to the revelation as now the magazine has confirmed that the discrepancy between the line of Middleton's corset and the fabric of her skirt in the photo was actually a Photoshop blunder caused by the reproduction team.

It claimed that it had chosen the image of the Duchess leaving Westminster Abbey along with her new husband as there were no solo images of her in her Alexander McQueen gown.

So, the photo editors decided to digitally do away with Prince William from the frame, inadvertently narrowing his bride's waist in the process.

It, however, added that it didn't intend on making the Duchess look slimmer than she already was.

"[Grazia] would like to reassure all our readers that we did not purposely make any alternations to the Duchess of Cambridge's image to make her appear slimmer, and we are sorry if this process gave that impression," the Daily Mail quoted the magazine as saying in a statement.


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