Prince William praises Kate Middleton’s art skills after photo editing scandal

Prince William is singing his wife’s praises amidst their photo editing scandal.

The Prince of Wales gave Kate Middleton a sweet shout-out while spending time with a group of children at the grand opening of the WEST Youth Zone in West London on Thursday.

In a video shared by Sky News, he kindly turned down a compliment by an onlooker who said they were “impressed” with his cookie decorating skills.

“It’s really not impressive work,” he replied as he garnished a cookie with purple frosting. “My wife is the arty one.”

Prince William shouted out Kate Middleton while decorating cookies with children at the grand opening of a youth facility in West London Thursday. POOL/AFP via Getty Images
“It’s really not impressive work,” he said after his cookie-decorating skills were complimented. “My wife is the arty one.” via REUTERS
He also said his children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, are “artier” than he is. Frank Augstein/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

He also said his children — Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5 — “are artier” than he is.

His comments come as he, Middleton, 42, and Kensington Palace face harsh criticism after she shared an edited photo of herself with their kids on Instagram over the weekend.

The seemingly innocent photo showed the Princess of Wales joyfully sitting in a chair with her kids surrounding her. Everyone looked happy with huge grins painted across their faces.

She shared the snapshot as fans grew concerned about her whereabouts following her abdominal surgery in January.

His comments came after Middleton caused chaos by sharing an edited family photo on Sunday. The Prince and Princess of Wales
She later apologized after major photo agencies slapped a kill notice on the picture, which advised organizations not to use it. AP

“Thank you for your kind wishes and continued support over the last two months,” she captioned the post. “Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day.”

Hours later, however, it was revealed that the photo had been modified. Top photo agencies subsequently issued a kill notice, which encouraged other entities to remove the picture from their platforms because it could not be trusted.

On Monday, Middleton apologized for the alarm she caused.

“Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing,” she began on X. Tim Rooke/Shutterstock
She added, “I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused.” Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

“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 wrote on X. “I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day. C.”

Kensington Palace did not release the original Mother’s Day snapshot.

It has since been reported by the Telegraph that the Duchess of Cambridge feels “awful” about the situation.

The photo drama only fueled conspiracy theories that the Princess of Wales is not healthy following her abdominal surgery in January. Samir Hussein/WireImage
She has only been seen in public once following the surgery, although people believe the photo has also been doctored. Mirrorpix / MEGA

The questions surrounding the photo have only strengthened internet sleuths’ theories about Middleton’s health following her surgery.

Although her rep told Page Six she is “doing well” as she recovers from her operation in private, people have speculated that she is gravely ill or even in a coma.


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British comedian John Oliver even weighed in on the conspiracy theories while on “Watch What Happens Live” Tuesday.

Internet sleuths have concocted a myriad of theories about her wellness, such as that she’s in a coma. AP
Despite the concern, Middleton’s rep exclusively told Page Six that she is “doing well.” AP

“There’s a non-zero chance she died 18 months ago. They might be ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’–ing this situation,” he joked.

He added, “I’m not saying it happened! I’m saying it’s non-zero until proven otherwise.”

“Until you see her with a copy of today’s newspaper.”