Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s photographer for Archie’s Christening reacts to editing accusations

webnexttech | Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's photographer for Archie's Christening reacts to editing accusations

A royal mess. The public’s trust in the royal family continues to decline as another photo from the Firm has been flagged as “digitally enhanced.” Getty Images recently noted that the photo of the Windsor clan at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son Archie’s July 2019 christening was also altered. The photographer of said-snapshot, Chris Allerton, denied the allegation to the Daily Mail on Wednesday. He said that the idea that he would edit the photo in a manipulative way “was a load of cobblers.” The English phrase is a slang term, which means “nonsense.” Allerton explained to the publication that the photo needed “the very minimal tuning” to its coloring, and how his camera was set up beforehand in an effort to shoot “a relaxed and pleasing moment quickly and efficiently for them.” The image featured the Duke and Duchess of Sussex holding their then-2-month-old son, as they sat alongside King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Markle’s mother Doria Ragland, as well as the late Princess Diana’s sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale. “Getty Images is undertaking a review of handout images and, in accordance with its editorial policy, is placing an editor’s note on images where the source has suggested they could be digitally enhanced,” the photo agency’s rep told the Daily Mail. The “Suits” star, 42, and the Invictus Games founder’s friend Misan Harriman, took to social media today to defend Allerton. “I’ve just spoken to Chris Allerton, Getty Images should never have put that editors note on his image, I am sure,” Harriman said. The Nigerian-British photographer has often snapped images of the Sussexes, including one iconic pic of a pregnant Markle looking up lovingly at Harry, 39, in 2021. Harriman added that he hopes that Getty “will make a statement about [Allerton’s photo] in due course.” “More importantly the newspapers should have spoken to him BEFORE publishing what has now become a global non-story about his work. He’s a great photographer who doesn’t deserve any of this. Please leave this man alone,” he went on. Later on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Getty Images reversed their initial take on the photo. “The image in question had an editor’s note placed on it while under review and that note has now been removed with no issues found,” a spokesperson told USA TODAY in a statement. Bad Photoshop engineering has plagued the royal family in recent weeks, especially with Middleton’s Mother’s Day photograph being torn to pieces over social media. On March 10, the Princess of Wales, 42, shared a photo of herself smiling with her children, Prince George, 10, Prince Louis, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 8. However, fans found many editing mistakes in the photo and the mishap caused photo agencies to send out “kill” notices to press outlets. Middleton herself apologized for the issues, sharing a statement on X. “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 tweeted on Monday.

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