UK cosmetic surgeon claims that Duchess Kate had ‘baby Botox’ recently

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Wow. As you can see from this Instagram, British cosmetic surgeon Dr. Munir Somji claims that the Duchess of Cambridge has had “baby Botox.” The side-by-side is brutal… but are these claims really anything new? I’ve been saying that Kate gets Botox and fillers for years, even before her first pregnancy. Cosmetic work – mostly injectibles – were all part of Kate’s royal makeover around her engagement and then wedding to Prince William. Dr. Somji wrote on IG:

Our Kate loves a bit of baby Botox. Patients come from far and wide to see me for this procedure. It truly is so simple… There is no excuse for doctors to leave patients with brows on the floor. Note the reduction of fine lines on the forehead. But also note the depression of the medial (middle part) brow but elevation of the lateral tail of the brow. The magic of baby Botox is that it does not leave you feeling so heavy and provides you with a subtle reduction of lines as well as a better eyebrow position. Now 90% of my patients have baby Botox and are happy even at 3-4 months post treatment

[From Somji’s Instagram]

If this led you to believe that Dr. Somji was claiming that Kate is one of his clients, you were absolutely supposed to get that impression. This wasn’t just a rando plastic surgeon using Kate as an example of what he could do his clients, Somji was actually trying to convince people that he injects Kate’s face with Botox. Which… probably isn’t true, if he’s putting that sh-t on Insta. So Kensington Palace issued a statement of denial!!

In a statement to The New York Post, a spokesman for Kensington Palace says that the Dr. Medi Spa post is “categorically not true” and “in addition, The Royal Family never endorse commercial activity.”

So-called “baby” Botox involves injecting multiple amounts of the botulinum toxin into the face to paralyze the underlying muscles. It is designed to create a subtle, more natural look. Asked whether Kate Middleton is indeed a client of Dr. Medi Spa — a mere 10-minute drive from her home in Kensington Palace — the clinic was coy.

“We wouldn’t be able to disclose whether she is a client or not,” marketing manager Sammy Curry tells The Post. “We have non-disclosure agreements where we can’t disclose our high-end clients. We absolutely can’t comment at all that she has come to us.”

She said Dr. Somji posted Kate’s photos to Instagram because: “He thought it was a good comparison picture to use to show the effects of Botox and obviously baby Botox which he does himself. He just wanted to show the transformation that it can create and obviously how it can be used for subtle results and how it’s really good for anti-aging.”

She explains that baby Botox is the same as Botox, but the way it is injected is different. It is deposited in smaller measures in more sites along the forehead and around the mouth than normal. “This gives the effect of Botox, but you won’t have the frozen look,” adds Curry. “You will get expression in your face. It’s good as a starting point off with Botox because it has more subtle results than going into a normal procedure of Botox.” As for Dr. Somji using the expression “Our Kate” she claims that she thinks he is referring to “The UK’s Kate,” not the spa’s Kate as such.

[From Page Six]

Shady AF and funny AF too. I mean, who is really going to argue that Kate isn’t getting tweaked with injectibles every so often? It’s been obvious for a while, and truly, it’s her personal choice and it’s fine. But the issue is whether she’s a client of this particular clinic… near her home. Please. When Kate gets ‘toxed, she’s going to the best clinic in all of London, some place with multiple private entrances and exits and a million NDAs. She’s going to a place which would never put her business on Insta.

Also: CB just told me that she thinks Kate’s Botox is really good quality. I agree for the most part – Kate doesn’t have “LA Face” or “Real Housewife Face.” She just looks fresher and brighter, never completely frozen. That’s probably a combination of Botox, fillers, lasers and top-of-the-line skincare, etc.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    That IG post is definitely meant to imply that Kate is one of their clients, which obviously then means that she definitely is NOT one of their clients, lol, because her doctor/clinic would never put that on IG.

    I feel like this post is going to set off people who insist Kate has never had work done, but she clearly has. And hey, more power to her, her botox is really good and I wouldn’t mind doing that to my face in a few years either.

    • Erinn says:

      I mean, I like Kate, but I think it’s hilarious for anyone to say her face is 100% natural. That said – and I think this about EVERY cosmetic surgery – the side by sides are misleading. Those are two VERY different facial expressions so it’s not a fair comparison – which is clearly a trick used to make cosmetic surgeons look like they’ve done more work than they did. I mean, I would look like a before and after if I posted a photo of me wrinkling my brow/looking somber and a photo of me softly smiling with a relaxed expression.

      It’s like how you’ll see a tanning ad and you can tell the lighting has purposely been done in a way to make the tan look deeper in the after shot than what it actually is. Same with teeth whitening. There’s so many misleading photos out there, and it’s quite frankly ridiculous.

      That said – if I were in a position like Meghan or Kate or anyone that’s scrutinized in the public eye – I’d be getting very minor work done as well. The whole ‘you look really well rested’ kind of work. And I don’t think there’s really any shame to it, just like I don’t think there’s any shame in not wanting to delve into procedures.

      • Becks1 says:

        Ha, I didn’t even see the side by side since I cant see IG on this computer. But people always say that about Kate – “you cant compare different facial expressions!!!” Which, whatever. She def has had work done and I’m not sure why some people fall over themselves to deny that.

        but like I said, more power to her. I don’t blame her for it.

        ETA oh wait I can see the picture in the thumbnail. I actually don’t think they are that different. for her forehead, yes, but her mouth is in a similar “look” in each one and you can see the difference there very clearly, and in her eyes. Shrug.

      • Erinn says:

        Yeah, I was focusing mainly on the forehead area in the photos. I do think it’s crazy to think that MOST public figures aren’t getting work done though. Whatever she had done definitely looks like good work though. I’m not sure if there’s a bit more weight in her face in the second photo, or if she’s gotten some filler under her eyes – probably filler, or a combo of the two. But I zoned in on that portion because I have kind of a hollow under eye similar to hers. It looks a lot more noticeable when I’m dealing with seasonal allergies, or haven’t slept enough, but I’ve had a hint of it since I was a kid so I think it’s just genetics.

        To be fair though, I’d say the same about comparing facial expressions with pretty much anyone. Kate, Meg, a Kardashian, some z-list reality star. I used to be a little more harsh on things like cosmetic surgery, but I’ve softened up in the last year or two especially – I think the pressure we put on women is just crazy when it comes to appearances. But I would like to see more photos to compare when it comes to things like this, just to see the whole picture. And I mean – I blame the people posting the befores and afters of their own work for a lot of this, but at the same time I get why they do it. They’re going to use the most flattering photo possible for the after and a pretty unflattering one for the before to promote themselves. But I’ve had to build out enough websites for cosmetic surgery/injections/whatever that I’ve gotten pretty suspicious of the whole thing.

        TLDR; she has been getting work done, I think it’s pretty good work though, all things considered.

      • Nic919 says:

        The forehead goes from lines to no lines at all. There are no expressions that can make those lines go away so it’s either photoshop or Botox. That has always been the main tell when she’s updated her Botox.

      • Wilady says:

        So true about differing conditions for the before and after…. The “before” had overhead direct sunlight, the after she’s in indirect lighting, likely the shade. Almost nobody looks good in direct overhead sunlight. Add that to different facial expressions, and one can look so different.

        That said, it’s not crazy to think she’s had minor injectable work done, but I think it’s good and it still looks like her, just fresher. I think she looks good.

    • minx says:

      I don’t think anyone on CB would really deny that she’s had Botox, we’re pretty smart here 😉.. I would certainly do it if I were in the public eye.

  2. Seraphina says:

    Wait I thought the Palace never confirms or denies rumors??????

    • Becks1 says:

      @Seraphina that may be the most interesting part of this, lol.

      • Seraphina says:

        @Becks, yes! It is radio silence with all the criticism aimed at Meghan but some doctor mentions baby Botox and the palace makes a statement. I was like, WTH????? Speaks volumes about how each woman is perceived within the Firm. It’s a firm, because a Firm only thinks of themselves at the employees expense and a family put their members first. This is not a family or they would protect Meghan as well. They can, but they won’t.

      • Megan says:

        If you read the actual quote, KP is denying Kate is a client at Dr Medi Spa and reaffirming that the BRF does not endorse commercial activity. If they had used Meghan’s image for such obvious commercial activity, it would have been denied as well.

        As for the nasty tab stories about Meghan, I wholeheartedly support the decision to completely ignore them. It is clearly making the RRs crazy.

    • Lyn says:

      Only when its Meghan then it’s no explanation/no denial. But Kate’s hair extension and botox rumours gets swift denial.
      The RF is quite repulsive and hypocritical. They have managed to make me into a Republican with their treatment of Meghan.

    • Melissa says:

      They do when it comes to Kate. Just like they responded to rumors of her having hair extensions.

    • Wigletwatcher says:

      KP has a long history of saying minimal about Kate until a remark on her appearance is made. Then it’s a full on statement. Her diet, her clothes, her workout routines, her hair and now her botox. None of this is new. And it is so silly these are the topics that get attention instead of letting them fade away. Because who has time for this nonsense? Not the queen, not Charles, not anyone else really. The other royals just ignore.

      I’m not saying this is Kate only focusing on her appearance. I’m saying KP and Kate only seem to care about how she’s physically perceived and that’s their priority.

      • kerwood says:

        Kate’s physical appearance and incredible patience is what got her where she is today. So, other than her children, it’s probably the most important thing in her life. God knows fashion or working aren’t.

      • notasugarhere says:

        This is a holdover game from the dating years. A pap took a photo of her shopping and sold it to two different tabloids. One tabloid wrote a flattering caption, the other wrote a negative one. She only went after the paper that published the negative caption, claiming invasion about the photo, even though both publications used the same photo.

      • Wigletwatcher says:

        What you’re referencing is 1 of those incidents. So many times was a negative and positive version of Kate published using the same image. Just photoshopped with various headlines.
        And it was always executed by KP or William. Never really Kate directly. And maybe only twice was it something that did need a press release.

    • Toot says:

      KP seems to do for shallow things for Kate. Hair extensions and botox.

    • normadean says:

      If a doctor tried to make a false claim that Kate was one of his clients I can understand why the palace denied it.

      Not only are the doctor’s claims unethical but it can also be viewed as an endorsement.

    • A random commenter says:

      Now that’s the interesting part. If they did it because they didn’t want Kate to be seen as endorsing the provider and his work (for obvious reasons), it makes sense. But given that they so vehemently denied the hair extensions story, it really looks like Kate (or William) has a problem with the public knowing Kate gets help with her appearance.

      • Nahema says:

        I think a lot of women don’t like to share the fact that they have work done. A lot of people look down on it. I have botox and fillers but I only tell my close friends. I know it’s silly. Even if someone has good botox, if they’re over 35 you can tell. It’s not normal to not have lines on your forehead by that age.

    • There is a lot of space between “rumor” and straight up advertising. This is clearly meant to imply that a Royal is our customer and you should be too.
      Sure she gets work done, for the most part it is good, there are occasional expressions/angles where I see a touch of the tell tale bunny nose though and that’s hard to avoid.

    • ProfPlum says:

      BP abandons its “never complain, never explain” mantra when the English Rose gets called out for Botox? But says nothing when the DoS gets accused of “merching” clothes and “being a yacht girl”? Quelle surprise. This family will be its own downfall.

      • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

        I don’t think BP commented though- it was KP, William’s fiefdom.

      • Tina says:

        Yes exactly. This is KP, not BP. The Queen and her people do not get involved in stuff this petty.

      • Megan says:

        If Meghan wanted to deny a story, it would be denied. It is clear her strategy is to stay above the petty press nonsense.

      • Nic919 says:

        When crygate came out it had to be Kate to deny it not Meghan. Instead there was nothing and people were left to speculate. It says a lot that a potential fear of a commercial endorsement of Botox needs to be shut down immediately while Kate is in holiday, but a story about her sister in law making her cry just sits there without an explicit denial.

      • Megan says:

        @Nic – Ignoring a piece of gossip and objecting to the use of Kate’s image for commercial purposes are very different situations. The BRF does not endorse products, nor do they get into the mud with racists RRs.

      • Nic919 says:

        So the priority is to make it clear that commercial endorsements are not acceptable, but slander against a sister in law can be overlooked. KP sent a press release about hair extensions where there were no commercial endorsements mentioned so let’s stop pretending that they don’t pick and choose what things they want to let hang. KP also made human rights threats about a vague rumour about rose which could have easily been ignored as well.

      • Becks1 says:

        @nic – BINGO. This is not about commercial endorsement. If it was, and that’s all it was about, then we would not have that bizarre “childhood accident” story to explain the hair extensions, and we would not have the ONLY denial from KP in the last year about Meghan/Kate – that Kate “snapped” at Meghan over how Meghan talked to the staff, because arguably that could have made Kate look bad for “snapping.”

        if this had been the only denial from KP re: Kate, then I would believe that it was all about the commercial endorsement aspect of it. But its not.

      • Vv says:

        Is there any evidence that KP is “sending press releases” ? Really? A case like this looks more like someone specifically asked for a comment and got a response. Why is this being even reported by the NY Post?
        And,if it’s true that her hairdresser actually commented publicly about her using his activity,it could have been seen as commercial endorsement too.
        But as far as petty gossip stories about feuds and so on are concerned,like the “Kate snapped at Meghan” story,I would take every “spokesperson’s quote” in the various Sun, Daily Mail.. with a grain of salt. And I recall that that quote came from a tabloid.
        It’s pretty clear they don’t comment about stuff like that.
        Also,KP is not an abstract entity..
        Meghan and Harry have their own staff at BP and they had their own staff at KP,as Harry’s letter before their engagement and all their statements about her father prove.
        They are not ignoring every type of press they don’t like.
        In fact,the exclusive with People and a lot of Scobie’s “damage control” pieces don’t come from nowhere.

    • PlainJane says:

      E X A C T L Y

      Rose who?

  3. Seraphina says:

    Wait, I thought Palace never comments on rumors?????

    She has top of the line everything. I would hope she looks fresh and not frozen. More power to her. I’d do the same.

    • Adrianna says:

      Good for her. I’d do exactly the same thing. I don’t think these are very good comparison photos. In the first photo, she’s got her eyes more open and is looking more upwards. In the second photo, her eyes are looking downward which of course would reduce the forehead wrinkles.

    • olive says:

      KP also commented on the story about Kate’s wiglet a few years back. of all the rumors to deny, why put out statements about these super shallow stories about kate’s appearance?

      • Wigletwatcher says:

        That statement was dumb too… it was a formal response on an easily dismissed comment and caused more attention and more questions than resolved.

  4. Aang says:

    The thought of injecting poison into my face is horrifying. But I’m not photographed 100 times a day and I might think differently if I were. Plus it’s her face and she can do what she wants with it.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ Aang : I would have agreed with you but this summer, I saw my one year older sister who had some botox done (we are both in our late ’50’s) and it looked great! If I hadn’t known her before, I wouldn’t have spotted it – just a lovely smooth forehead. Now if she could just undo the skin damage from all that teenage pre-sunblock tanning. LOL.

  5. OriginalRose says:

    what i’m curious to know it, when people start having this baby botox, the really good subtle work: when do they stop? Or does it age but not as fast? I could never afford any of these things so i just have to embrace it all but i do wonder if it’s a slippery slope, because once you stop does it all just dramatically drop or have you delayed the process for a few year?

    • Erinn says:

      I think the big thing people do wrong is getting repeat work too soon. The ones that are doing it right aren’t going back for more before their doctor recommends and they’re not shopping for doctors that are yes men/women.

    • A random commenter says:

      Ive been getting baby Botox since I was 28 nearly a decade ago. It’s an excellent preventative as I have no wrinkles (and trust me, they were coming, I could see the signs) but it still allows my face to move and doesn’t look frozen. As long as a person keeps up with it regularly, the wrinkles won’t form because the Botox has paralyzed the muscles that make the repetitive facial expressions that cause them.

      • Becks says:

        I’ve been getting baby botox since my early thirties, so for about 10 years. I love it. It’s helped prevent deep lines and wrinkles from forming. I go every 5-6 months so it really isn’t expensive. I recommend starting earlier as a preventative measure, that way you will never need large amounts of it.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        What’s the difference between “baby” Botox and regular? Is it just that a smaller amount is used?

      • A random commenter says:

        Tiffany—they call it “sprinkling” at my practice. Essentially, it’s smaller amounts of Botox (or xeomin or dysport), but it also has to do with injection site and technique as well. The lower doses relax facial muscles so the wrinkles are prevented while also keeping you from looking frozen.

      • Adrien says:

        Jeuveau does that too. Better than Botox and much, much cheaper.

    • Vanessa says:

      Agreed. I started Botox 5 years ago ( at age 45) for my “Angry 11s” and the doctor said if I start a bit on my forehead at that time, it will keep the forehead wrinkles from forming. That’s all I do, I space it out, and I am so happy with the results.

    • Megan says:

      I started Botox 20 years ago at age 29. My mom and I were traveling in France last week and I was constantly asked if she was my grandmother. My advice is to start early if your family history suggests you will develop a lot of deep wrinkles. It is not a miracle cure, but it certainly helps in slowing the formation of deep lines.

  6. Megan says:

    “Baby Botox” is hardly a revolution. Good dermatologists have always used this approach.

  7. HMC says:

    Hey if she can afford it (which she can) and she wants it (which she might) go for it! I have the beginnings of crows feet I want to take care of, but bills and food come first. If she uses Botox then, like pointed out, she’s not over doing it.

    I hate to compare side by side media taken photos of her. When they like her, they photoshop the heck out of it. When they aren’t as pleased with her I think either they do nothing or a little tweaking to a negative side.

    • Wigletwatcher says:

      Kate has very little personal/private money. You can bet her upkeep does not come from her or William’s private funds. It’s counted as an expense.

  8. aquarius64 says:

    With KP denying it they confirm Kate had work done. I’m glad the Sussexes go out of there; the PR team at KP is a joke.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      KP wouldn’t have commented on it unless Kate was bothered enough by it to complain. I suspect that Kate has used the clinic in the past but has stopped hence why they decided to cash in – after the story about her hair extensions (her hairdresser at the time went on record to say that yes she does get extensions at his salon as that’s what the guy was famous for). She dropped him like a hot potato after that, which is sad as her hair looked the best it ever did when he was doing it.

      • Vv says:

        Wasn’t she right,though? It’s not professional. And if her hairdresser talked about her,that was seen as commercial endorsement too.
        It wasn’t KP “sending press releases” because Kate is vain.
        Also,I don’t know why tabloids having quotes from spokespersons authomatically becomes ‘KP is sending press releases”.
        Like,I’m not even sure why this story is on the NY Post.
        I can envision a case like this,where journalists specifically ask for a comment and get a response. But as far as petty gossip stories about feuds and so on are concerned,I would take every “spokesperson’s quote” with a grain of salt.
        And I totally agree with another comment above that Meghan is not being prevented from denying whatever she wants. They have their own staff at BP and they had their own staff at KP,as Harry’s letter before their engagement and all their statements about her father prove.. They are not ignoring every type of bad press they don’t like.
        In fact,the exclusive with People and a lot of Scobie’s “damage control” pieces don’t come from nowhere.

      • Nic919 says:

        The hairdresser was not selling hair extensions to others so it wasn’t a commercial endorsement. That is a huge stretch. They could turf him for being indiscreet, but the lie about a childhood scar was why the press release was memorable and it was the first one sent by KP dealing with Kate specifically.

        No one would really care if Kate has extensions or uses Botox but there is nonsense belief that we need to pretend that Kate doesn’t age, has perfect hair and makeup at all times and can never look imperfectly human. And her use of press releases or statements by KP has continued with attempting to craft that myth. Most people would much prefer a hard working royal like Anne who just plugs away at engagements, but both William and Kate are obsessed with this “normal “ perfect family image ignoring how if they just worked like Charles and Anne then they would be fine. Flash over substance as usual.

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate is still on holiday on Mustique so who was scanning social media to even find out about this and then respond so quickly. It really shows the slow response to more substantive things is intentional. And letting crygate just linger out there too, because clearly someone is reading what’s out there and could have issued a denial very quickly.

  9. Digital Unicorn says:

    This isn’t the first time KP has ‘denied’ things like this, around the wedding their was a denial about her wiglets when a photo was published showing a bad blending, the claimed it was a childhood scar that amazing kept moving and then disappeared all together. Kate is clearly vain and sensitive to suggestions that she is nothing short of a youthful natural beauty who would never do anything so gauche as to get botox.

    Have seen her in person, the untouched photo is kind – the sun/smoking/dieting lifestyle really did a number on her skin. the damage is very noticeable even under the 10inches of stage makeup she wears.

    • Citresse says:

      Yes I agree Kate is vain. I think she reviewed the photos and video of her hospital exit with newborn George and was horrified.
      That’s why we saw the more “sanitized” version with Charlotte and Louis. She wore much fuller dresses to hide her post delivery bump and stiff hair blowouts, full make up. I thought when she exited with George she looked natural and sweet – like the girl next door, she had a freshness about her. Sometimes less is more.

      • chunkyla says:

        In fairness this isn’t unique to Kate, Diana was the same. Diana looked lovely and natural leaving the hospital with William but when she was leaving the hospital with Harry it looked like she has off to a business meeting – A business suit looking outfit, an entire can of hairspray used to style her hair and rubbing copious amounts of blusher on to her face like her life depended on it lol. Yeah.. that’s what worldwide fame will do to you.

      • Becks1 says:

        I don’t blame her for being self-conscious post-birth, but I’ll say that the Lindo pictures after George are my favorites of Kate. She looked happy, healthy, relaxed, tired but proud, and also – content. Her hair looked great, William was happy – I would never want to “present the baby” the way she did, but for George, she looked wonderful. She looked really good with Charlotte and Louis too, but a lot less relaxed. Don’t blame her for that necessarily, but I was kind of sad to see her get fancier each time.

      • Lady D says:

        They are my favourite pictures of her too, although I also like most of her pictures post birth.

      • Lady D says:

        @Chunkyla, I don’t moan about adverse articles on Meghan, never have.

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        Kate’s look when she presented George was perfect. She looked fresh and natural. I much prefer that to the stage makeup look.

    • A random commenter says:

      I don’t mean to be rude, but have you seen her more than the once? Because you’ve been dining out on this “Kate looks terrible in person” story for years. If it was just once, cut her some slack, seriously. I have days where my skin looks like absolute garbage, and I would hate to be judged for that years after the fact.

      • chunkyla says:


        Comments like that also make me wonder about the motive’s about why articles like this are even republished. Kate’s botox has been discussed at length for years now but repeating the same topic over again seems like a way of reminding people that Kate looks old/ isn’t pretty enough and therefore *needs* “help” and giving people a place to make thinly veiled digs at her appearance.

      • Lady D says:

        They’re republished because people want to discuss them. They’re republished because they are interesting. They’re published because they make a website, in business to make money, make money.
        The criticism around W&K stories really seems to bother you. In every article about them you wonder aloud why they are printed. Why do you subject yourself to it?

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        I can only speak for myself, but my motive is to remind people about celebrities who are LYING about getting work done or lying about photoshop or lying about starving themselves, or using IVF. That includes Kate among others. Doing these things are personal choices, but when you lie about it, you’re saying I am blind or dumb, or both. And/or, that you are sooooo genetically superior to other women, that you don’t need the exact same help other women do, which is insufferable arrogance. I never criticize the celebrities who are honest about it.

      • chunkyla says:

        @Lady D

        Because I’m pointing out the hypocrisy. Endless thinly veiled and not so thinly veiled digs at Kate’s appearance over the years but if the same digs were made towards Meghan people would cry wolf and claim it’s racism!. I wonder if we are going to get the same number of articles about Meghan ageing and alterations in the future with the same suspicious tone? I highly doubt it.

        As for your last paragraph, I will copy and save it then repost it taking out “W&K” for H&M the next time you moan at an anti-Meghan article because after all those articles are also big money spinners.

      • chunkyla says:


        Nobody is obliged to tell you if they have had work done. There could be deep insecurity issues involved especially for someone like Kate who’s every inch is analysed by the media. We all know that she’s had botox..hell , even Stevie Wonder can see that LOL so why does she need to confirm it?

      • Hope says:

        @chunkyla. Meghan is criticized for not supposedly not knowing how to behave or having something the person has decided is too much for her. The underlying tone is always that she’s in a space she isn’t entitled to and then there is nothing when Kate, Sophie, Anne etc. enjoy those same privileges.

        I don’t like age-shaming or criticizing a woman for daring to age in the public eye but do not minimize racism to speak up for Kate. This is not a Kate or Meghan stan issue. No one is crying wolf when it comes to the racism Meghan faces and the lack of empathy extended to WoC by the same people who fall all over themselves to speak up for Kate.

    • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

      Thanks for sharing your story, Digital Unicorn. You may have been ‘dining out on it for years’ (lol) but I’ve been on this site for over a decade and reading about the royals nonstop (including the archives) since Cheeto Mussolini was ‘elected’ and I’ve only seen you comment on it a few times, and each time you’ve covered different information (weight, body language, etc), so please keep sharing.

      • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

        As I’ve been suspecting recently, there seems to be an agenda at play. You guys see the pattern? (Don’t discuss the ‘tells’ though, it’ll just make them better at their craft).

    • PlainJane says:

      @ Digital Unicorn – I had to go back and look at the whole extensions/childhood scar thing, and YOU ARE RIGHT!! Her ‘childhood scar’ has disappeared!

      What the what??? Also, the Daily Fail article that discussed the ‘childhood scar’ said she had ‘very serious surgery’ as a child. Aiming straight for the heart strings, which is definitely not cool. The link …

    • Mego says:

      The “scar” is so obviously part of a wig it’s laughable yet they fed a made up story to the Express to cover it up. That KP would bother to respond to the botox tweet says a lot about her priorities and these denials and lies make her look shallow and foolish.

    • Wigletwatcher says:

      The scar was seen in other photos in the same spot. Just without hair directly parted over it.
      I believe it’s a real scar and that she also wears tons of additional hair.

  10. Lizzie says:

    its her face and frankly – i think she is too modest with it in that she lets too long of time go between sessions.

    if i were rich – i’d be laser resurfaced to my bones and get cold laser therapy every month on my entire body and botox and whatever else i pleased.

  11. kerwood says:

    I’m loving this. The Keen Katie fans must be having a fit!

    This ‘doctor’ clearly has some ethics issues if he’s putting a patient’s info on the street. There might be history here.

    Its VERY interesting how quickly the Palace jumps to Kate’s defense while they remain mute about the most outrageous slander of the Sussex family. Could this be why the Sussexes split?

  12. OriginalLala says:

    For this kind of “upkeep” – who is paying for it? Like, does this come out of private funds or is it considered necessary for her role as a Royal like her clothing? honestly curious because the finances of the BRF seems so shady and shrouded in secrecy

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      There is an ongoing issue with the royal’s finances and tax status, a few years ago some ministers tried to get Chuck to release how the Duchy of Cornwall is run and structured and how it affects his personal finances. There has been several stories in the press over the years about how he claims his and his family’s personal expenses as tax expenses (jewellery for Camilla, hairdressers, clothes etc..). Chuck has even used the human rights act to hide his personal tax returns to stop them from being scrutinised by the public and ministers. If he and the rest of the RF ARE expensing their personal expenses to the tax payer then the public has a right to know that and the fact that they have gone to great lengths to hide it means they are. It also worth noting the RF do NOT pay tax, which means any tax deductible claim comes straight from the taxpayer’s pocket and is the reason many Brits on here say that we are funding their private lifestyles because we are.

      So to answer your questions, yeah the UK taxpayer is ultimately paying for her botox and wiglets.

      • OriginalLala says:

        Thanks for the info! – It is truly disgusting that the BRF is using taxpayer funds to pay for things like botox and god-knows-what-else…I really hate that as a Canadian I have any part in funding their gong show…

      • Megan says:

        Charles pays income tax on the money he receives from the Duchy of Cornwall as well as capital gains tax on his private investments. The Duchy of Cornwall was established in 1337 to provide income to the Prince of Wales.

  13. Hildog says:

    Of course she gets botox and fillers! Why not? She has the money and people are constantly taking photos of her (and picking them apart). I started botox and fillers at 27 and I am no Duchesses! Sometimes a little tox and filler will do wonders- especially if you have asymmetrical features!

    • Monicack says:

      What do you rec for the under-eye area? 45 here and not a wrinkle in sight but my eye area is starting to lose elasticity. 😱

      • OriginalLala says:

        I use a 1% retinol serum (The Ordinary’s 1% Retinol in Squalane -been using it about 2 years) and at 35 I have no wrinkles or lines. It did make a visible difference around my eyes which had started to crease slightly.

      • Megan says:

        I swear by Pelleve. It uses radio waves and heat to tighten skin and boost collagen production. A bit pricey, but it lasts for about nine months and the results are almost instant.

      • MissM says:

        Retinol is a godsend but theres also an injectable that is made up of hyaluronic acid which acts as a baby filler and can be used to get rid of puffiness under the eyes. It’s the same stuff that Kendall Jenner gets in her cheeks. It comes in a pen and there is no downtime. I can’t remember the name of it but I know someone who gets it and it looks amazing, like she got some well needed rest.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Have you tried using a retinoid cream/ointment? I started using a retinoid ointment a few months ago and the difference in my skin has been great, it encourages the skin to create collagen which helps with firming the skin and skin elasticity, reducing wrinkles. Its also very good for repairing sun damage.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I meant to type retinol – whoopsie.

        And to add I use the same product as @OriginalLala above mentions. Its good and the Ordinary is a great Canadian brand. Although saying that am not so keen on their sun screen, leaves a white sheen.

      • Monicack says:

        Digital and Lala
        Thank you. I’ve already started looking for this online. I really could use that extra firmness under the eyes. People are starting to ask me if I slept well. Yikes. Didn’t see this coming.

  14. KP also had a charity pull materials containing Harry’s likeness promoting a garden because it gave the impression of involvement or endorsement.
    I believe in *this* case, the implication of patronage or endorsement, prompted the denial. This was a straight up shady advert. Same with wiglet dude, he tried to cash in on the connection and got shut down even though the statement was laughable.

    Speaking only to the denial there. Of course she gets work done.

  15. Gail says:

    She looks good, and really who cares? I’d do the same thing in her shoes.
    And yes, Meghan should do exactly the same if she wants to. More power to both of them.

  16. Catherine says:

    I get Botox and I LOVE IT. Everyone I know over the age of 35 gets it. I’m a Kate fan and am certainly not “having a fit” over this. It’s fine and, frankly, normal for her age. And I’m positive Meghan gets it too, and that’s also fine and normal. I don’t think either get fillers, but both use hair pieces WHICH IS ALSO FINE. My gay guy friends got me an appointment for my 32 bday and I was so offended…..but got it and VOILA I LOVE IT. Looks like Kate gets small amount on forehead. Her face has movement, she looks fantastic. I get small amount for crows feet. I’ve never heard of anyone getting it around their mouths, but that could be some new thing? Rule of thumb: don’t give yourself something you’ve never had before: huge lips, suddenly arched eyebrows, etc etc.

    • kyle says:

      Why are you quite certain Meghan gets it too? Greater level of melanin in her skin might mean she has not yet reached the point where she needs it.

      • Sassy says:

        Meghan I think isn’t at that point yet no need to throw name in here let’s focus on Kate because this is who this is about.

      • Erinn says:

        I think IF Megs gets it, she got minor work done early enough that it’s just not something we’d pick up on. But I’m willing to believe she’s pretty natural.

      • a says:

        Although, in all honesty, nobody really “needs” it.

      • Wigletwatcher says:

        Kate gets botox: so, what? That’s fine. If meg wants it that’s fine too.
        Meghan gets botox: how dare she spend taxes on her vanity! Kate is a natural beauty!

        Yea. Let’s leave meg out of this one. Because it only turns badly for her.

    • A random commenter says:

      You can certainly get Botox around your mouth, I do it! It’s called a “lip flip.” It relaxes the muscles round the mouth, giving you a poutier look without filler and it helps keep purse lines at bay!

  17. Enn says:

    I think the denial has more to do with the fact that the doc implied she was a patient and that can be construed as endorsement.

    I’ve had Botox and didn’t love it, but to each their own.

  18. Jennifer says:

    She definitely tweaks her face BUT it is great work! If I were in her position I’d do it too. Give me all the lasers, peels, and the occasional “baby Botox” lol.

    • ojulia123 says:

      I agree! If I had the resources, I would do the same thing. She looks good – not at all overdone.

  19. Sassy says:

    Funny how quick the Never complain, never explain motto of the Windsors goes out the window for certain people in that family.

  20. Act up says:

    It’s funny how quickly KP denies rumors about the Cambridge’s, but allow Meghan to get slaughtered and it goes unchecked. The royal family has literally used Meghan blackness as a marketing tool but refuses to defend her. This family inclusivity PR is bogus AF! Use her blackness as marketing tool and cash in on her popularity, while making her the scapegoat for this uneducated, inbred, banana aging family.

    • bamaborn says:

      Well, Act Up…I think you pretty much nailed it. They are definitely not complaining about profiting off her popularity, but protecting her is another story. And the queen displaying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex photo “in front” of the other one does not count.

  21. Carteeza says:

    While I do believe that Kate does botox and other stuff I don’t think that that pic proves anything. It is very different lighting and even Kate might have a bad day / slept bad the night before.

  22. Dark and Stormy says:

    Is it safe to get botox when you’re still having children?

    • HRH says:

      There isn’t a lot of research about it so I think the general advice is to avoid it during pregnancy. In terms of breastfeeding, I read that since it’s injected straight into the muscle, it is unlikely to be harmful. I’m a worrywart so I’m waiting until after I finish having babies/ breastfeeding. When that’s over, I am definitely going to be gifting myself with some baby Botox and something to help my melasma mustache!

      • Dark and Storm says:

        Thank you, I’ve been curious about it but I think I’m going to hold off for now. Not that i’m thinking about babies but I think I’m going to hold off until I’m totally sure I’m done.

  23. Sarah B says:

    I think it’s well done and if I were interested in this kind of work, I would take her pic in as an example of what I’d like.

  24. Betsy says:

    Stuff and nonsense that the Royals don’t endorse commercially. What else is a Royal warrant?

    • Deedee says:


    • Becks1 says:

      I was going to mention this as well. Isn’t it all commercial endorsement? When Kate wears a designer, that’s an endorsement. When they visit a charity, or a business, whatever – that’s an endorsement. That’s literally what they do.

    • Hope says:

      All those Range Rovers and Audis they drive are also endorsements.

      • marjorie says:

        +100 Hope.
        And I used to think it was a coincidence that every time the royals were seen arriving at an engagement or private outing, it’s always in one of those vehicles.

  25. Madelaine says:

    It’s lucky Catherine Middleton can actually afford facial rejuvenation thanks to the British taxpayer’s money because from all the world’s most photographed female élites, she is the one who most needs it: she has an absolutely appealing skin quality for her young age and I give her credit for taking care of it appropriately. My contention here is that Catherine’s recourse to plastic surgery has been way too moderate so far, judging by the results. After all, she owes it to her children not to embarrass them when she picks them up from school.

  26. Lexa says:

    I think Kate used Botox quite a bit more around the wedding and shortly after, but she was also photoshopped a lot more than she is now imo. I’ve always thought her recent “refreshed” appearances were most likely laser treatments like Exilis for skin tightening with a touch of Botox in the forehead for horizontal lines. But I will say that Kate almost always has faint horizontal lines, even when she’s looking refreshed. If she uses fillers, it’s pretty subtle.

  27. Fluffy Princess says:

    No crime in wanting to look your best — she still looks like herself but at times more refreshed than others. She is constantly photographed and even as pretty as Kate is, it’s got to be unnerving to have the world take a magnifying glass to your every photo.

    Although, I do think that should be funded from Bill and Cathy’s personal account and not charged to the tax payer. That’s not fair.

  28. AprilMay says:

    I can’t believe KP never denied or complained about all the BS in the press about the Sussexes but once again can issue a statement over KAte’s cosmetic work. Deny botox when its very clear she gets it. Just like denying those extension stories years and years ago. Pathetic and clearly shows where the Cambridges concerns are at.

  29. Carteeza says:

    For reasons of fairness I would like to point out that Meghan likely bleaches her skin. Very visible in her pic with Archie and Harry right after birth. Her arms were 2 shades lighter than her decolletage.

    • chunkyla says:

      I’ll go next ..For reason’s of fairness Meghan definitely has had full top set of veneers (does that count as cosmetic work?). Check out her High School picture with Katharine Mcphee her teeth are a completely different size and shape to what they are now. I don’t know why she even bothered they were nice before.

      • marjorie says:

        chunkyla – maybe she just had braces which is pretty common in the teen years.
        Going the veneers route seems pretty extreme and unnecessary — if her teeth are otherwise healthy, why grind them down to little buds in order to have them capped off with veneers?

      • chunkyla says:

        She’s had braces her older school yearbook photos show that, but her teeth in the Katharine Mcphee picture are super straight and are a completely different size and shape to what they are now. Seems like she really did get some extreme and unnecessary cosmetic dental work done.

        Here the pic –

      • Hope says:


        If we’re being “fair,” Kate also got veneers and a nose job (so did Meghan), and Kate seems to have had a face lift.

        If we are not trying to focus on Meghan to distract from Kate, both women are allowed to alter their bodies however they like.

        Sympathy for the English Rose while throwing the biracial Duchess under the bus.

        I’m capable of having sympathy for Kate. I don’t think all the criticism she gets is warranted. The lack of sympathy for Meghan from people who fall all over themselves for Kate is a bit disturbing.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        chunkyla: If you’re going to cry about people critiquing Kate’s appearance, then perhaps you should put your money where your mouth is instead of being a bitter hypocrite.

      • chunkyla says:

        @Beach Dreams

        Seems like your perfectly natural Duchess isn’t so natural after all and you are deflecting the blame back on to me because you can’t handle that. Bless!

        Listen I know Kate has work done, i’m not deny that but the HUGE difference here is that I have not wasted my time dragging Kate for getting wrinkles in her early 30’s, her use of botox, the apparent terrible state of her skin, her teeth and the way she smiles etc.. The people that have done all of these things then cry wolf when it’s pointed out Meghan may have altered herself as well are the true bitter hypocrites.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Oh honey, you’re the one deflecting. You can’t cry about people “revisiting” Kate’s use of botox and then turn around to critique other people’s appearances without being a hypocrite. You want to claim it’s being “fair” but you’re just showing how bitter you are in the end. Face it: you’re mad that not every site’s commenters are going to kiss Kate’s ass. There’s an easy solution for that.

    • Melissa says:

      You do realize that Meghan is biracial? Her skin shade will be lighter or darker depending on the season or how long she was in the sun.

      Some people really are willfully ignorant about the hair texture and skin shades of biracial/ black people.

    • PleaseAndThankYou says:


      What is wrong with you? Why would her décolletage even be darker than her arms if she “bleached” her skin? That makes zero sense and is pretty racist – she’s biracial, and, also, no one’s skin is the exact same color all over, so you really just sound like you’re trying to be racist here. Because this comment makes zero sense. Oh, BTW – your neck and chest get far more sun exposure than your arms do. Thanks for bringing your hate all the way over here.

    • Becks1 says:

      No one is saying that its impossible that Meghan has had work done. Maybe she has, maybe she hasn’t, maybe she will in the future.

      But Kate definitely has, so the need to throw Meghan under the bus by mentioning things like “bleaching her skin” is gross.

    • Maria says:

      Magazines photoshop women of color to be lighter all the time. It doesn’t mean Meghan bleaches her skin. What a gross comment.

    • theotherViv says:

      This is so silly that I am certain it’s a joke.

    • Hope says:

      Lol. You have no idea how skin color works for WoC. Great “tea.”

      • marjorie says:

        I think they’re drinking something a lot stronger than tea to come up with something so ludicrous lol.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      LOL okay. White women really have no business trying to comment about WOC’s skintones. You show just how idiotic and ignorant you are.

    • Olenna says:

      @Carteeza and @chunkyla, LOL! Both of you Meghan stalkers can stay mad. Sad that you’re so bad at trolling, though. You almost make me miss the usual suspects who think they are too slick by half with their back-handed compliments, addled logic and faux concern for the UK tax-payers. And, BTW, since you can claim you know what Meghan does in her personal life, I know neither one of you give a shit about Katie; you’re just here for the Meghan bashing.

    • kerwood says:

      Bleaches her skin? With what, Javex?

      I’m guessing you’ve never met a Black/Bi-racial person.

  30. Yoyo says:

    You missed the Lipo to make her legs look smaller.
    Black women sport three or four different shades of black on any given day.