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Front pages of some of Britain's newspapers in London, Saturday, March 23, 2024, tell of Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales' revelation that she is undergoing treatment for cancer. (AP) Front pages of some of Britain's newspapers in London, Saturday, March 23, 2024, tell of Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales' revelation that she is undergoing treatment for cancer. (AP)

Front pages of some of Britain's newspapers in London, Saturday, March 23, 2024, tell of Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales' revelation that she is undergoing treatment for cancer. (AP)

Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke March 29, 2024

No, these images aren’t evidence of a CGI Princess Kate

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  • This claim is unfounded. 

After Princess Kate announced in a video that she is being treated for cancer, some social media users asserted the video was computer-generated.

"Kensington Palace has released a video from ‘Kate Middleton’ thanking the public for their support," read the text in a screenshot of a Telegram post featuring side-by-side photos of Kate. "Here is a comparison between the new Kate (left) and the old Kate (right). Am I the only one that’s seeing major differences in facial structure? What’s going on?" 

A March 23 Facebook post sharing the screenshot said: "Look CGI," using an abbreviation for computer-generated imagery.  

This post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

The photo on the left in the post showed Kate as she appeared in the original March 22 video in which she revealed her diagnosis. The photo on the left showed Kate in October 2021. 

Neither photo is evidence a CGI princess stood in for the real thing to discuss her cancer. In the video, Kate appears more casual, with less makeup. In the other photo, nearly 3 years old, she was dressed up in formalwear and styled for an awards ceremony. The older image is also taken closer up and from a different angle.

But both women look like her. Because they are. 

We rate this post False.

 

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