Prince George, the son Prince William and Kate Middleton, is featured on the May 5 cover of Us Weekly in a photo taken during an Apr. 20 visit to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.
According to The New York Post’s Page Six, it looks like the weekly magazine may have airbrushed the 9-month-old’s appearance.
“They enhanced gorgeous George with emerald green eyes, rosier cheeks and stronger strawberry-blond-tinged hair and brows,” editor Emily Smith said Thursday. “The already adorable prince appears in multiple photos inside with darker brown eyes and paler cheeks.”
Us Weekly responded that it was merely making the photo ready for printing.
“The original image used for the Prince George cover was dark and bluish in tone and needed to be given an overall color shift for printing purposes,” a rep for the magazine told E! News in a statement. “By no means did we go in and alter the color of his eyes or cheeks in this process.”
There’s already a Prince George fashion effect. http://t.co/C2xxDqp7G5 pic.twitter.com/kHHiW2TYHo
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) April 25, 2014
The little, future King of England probably could’ve care less about airbrushing or paparazzi on his visit to the zoo. All he wanted to do was play with the animals – the real animals that is. He was offered a stuffed marsupial by the park’s director, but that was quickly tossed aside.
“He’s trying to grab his ear!” his momma said as the little prince played with the real thing.
Royal Baby went to the zoo! The adorable photos will make you AWWW out loud: http://t.co/iiF2Y234je pic.twitter.com/UTMVPSja0D
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) April 21, 2014
As Prince William soothed George with a kiss on the forehead, he quipped, “If he gets it, he’ll never let go!”
Can we ever get enough pictures of the cutest little British tyke and his gorgeous mother?
Aw! Kate Middleton revealed her favorite pic of Prince George from the royal tour: http://t.co/380ocjyXc2 pic.twitter.com/zv6YWmuWUz
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) April 25, 2014
Prince George is back in action! Wednesday made. http://t.co/2W4yx1271C pic.twitter.com/vsZ9ryD1Qf
— InStyle (@InStyle) April 16, 2014
Kate, William and Prince George arrive in Australia http://t.co/084hIbVFSM pic.twitter.com/2X0mh8q2As
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 16, 2014
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