22 Jul 2024

The latest on Kate Middleton amid health battle, photo controversy

Kate's 1st official photo since being hospitalized led to an apology

William and Kate shared a photo on their official X account Sunday featuring Kate and their three children, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte, to mark Mother's Day in the United Kingdom.

Credit for the photo -- the first photo of Kate released by the palace since her hospitalization -- was issued to William.

Just hours after it was released, the photo was retracted by several global news agencies over concerns it was "manipulated."

One of the agencies, The Associated Press, told ABC News in a statement it retracted the photo "because at closer inspection, it appears that the source had manipulated the image in a way that did not meet AP's photo standards. The photo shows an inconsistency in the alignment of Princess Charlotte's left hand."