The Daily Mail recently posted an article saying that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Christmas card photo was photoshopped.
According to publication, Meghan Markle’s face looks more focused in comparison to Prince Harry’s despite them being the same distance in the picture.
Max Cisotti, a professional photographer since 1991, spoke to the paper and said something is “not right.”
“It’s all to do with the focal plane. Harry and Meghan are parallel, so if one is in focus, the other would be. They are side by side – it’s not like he’s further forward,” Ciscotti said.
He also claimed that the face “might have been Photoshopped” from another picture.
Cisotti stated they “deliberately out-of-focused everything” that they have gone in and enhanced the details on her face.
However, the photographer of the festive image, who is also Meghan’s friend, came to her defense and slammed the Daily Mail for their malicious article.
“The Morning Show” actress Janina Gavankar took the family photo and posted it on her Instagram on Christmas Day to tell her truth.
“So proud to have taken the Christmas photo for one of my best friends and her family. Here’s the original that was sent out,” she wrote.
“And to The Mail, I see your campaign against my friend continues. Nice photoshop of my non-photoshopped image,” she furthered.
The original photo was tweeted as a GIF by the couple using The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust account. But The Mail credited the Sussex’s Instagram even when they didn’t upload it on their account.
A lot of royal fans had discussions if the photo was indeed photoshopped or not.
“Lovely to see Archie, but the Sussex picture looks weirdly photoshopped. Meghan’s head, Harry’s shoulder… strange.”
Is it me, or does Meghan’s face look a bit too in focus? It seems like they’ve blurred the background to give the photo depth.”
Copies of the Christmas card were emailed to friends and staff, and then the hard copies were sent to their families.
The photoshop narrative comes two months after the Sussexes initiated a legal battle with the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday over what they claim are lurid rumors circulated about them.
The lawsuit addresses the publication of the former actress’ private letters to her estranged father amid claims they were brutally edited – to which the publication vehemently denies.
The Daily Mail’s spokesperson told NBC News, “The Mail on Sunday stands by the story it published and will be defending this case vigorously. We categorically deny that the Duchess’ letter was edited in any way that changed its meaning.”
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