Getty added a disclaimer on their Princess Kate-cancer announcement photo

Even if you believe that the Princess of Wales’s cancer-announcement video was above-board, surely you also believe that Kensington Palace and the BBC should be doing more to establish the video’s credibility? That was the whole point of KP bringing in BBC Studios to film the video – BBC Studios was clearly lending authenticity to a credibility-challenged palace, a palace which was deeply mired in controversy after several deeply questionable manipulated photos, not to mention the weirdness of all of those “Kate sightings.” Last week, the Washington Post finally got KP on the record about the deepfake allegations, specifically with regards to the cancer announcement video. KP’s response was that the accusations of AI tampering are “factually inaccurate.” The BBC remains squirrelly, refusing to say anything more than yes, they filmed it. One AI expert contacted by WaPo, Deep Media, said that they feel that there’s a “high likelihood” that Kate’s face and voice were AI-manipulated in the video, but other AI experts shrugged off the AI accusations. Well, now Getty Images has added an editor’s note to their screencaps from the video:

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This Handout image was provided by a third-party organization and may not adhere to Getty Images’ editorial policy.) In this handout provided by Kensington Palace, Catherine, The Princess of Wales is seen in a recorded, personal video message, providing an update on her health, recorded on March 20, 2024 in Windsor and aired on March 22, 2024 in London, England. The Princess of Wales had abdominal surgery earlier this year and has revealed that cancer has subsequently been found. She said she has been receiving chemotherapy and asked for privacy for her and her family. (Photo by BBC Studios/Kensington Palace via Getty Images)

[From Getty Images]

I’ll admit that I didn’t think to check Getty Images before now, so I don’t know if the Editor’s Note has always been there (since Friday March 22) or whether it was added later. While it’s a straight acknowledgement that the pic is just a screencap from a palace-released video, this is the same kind of disclaimer Getty has added to other manipulated palace-released photos, like the KP-released photo of Queen Elizabeth II with her white grandchildren, allegedly “taken by Kate.” did a deeper dive into Getty’s editorial policy and when and how they might add these kinds of disclaimers. I did a simple search on Getty Images for “This Handout image was provided by a third-party organization and may not adhere to Getty Images’ editorial policy” and the only other photos with that note are from NASA handouts. Again… KP wants to continue to behave as if they weren’t caught manipulating photos, and they’re doing next to nothing to re-establish credibility with a general public looking for conspiracies.

Screencaps courtesy of Kensington Palace’s video.

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  1. seaflower says:

    Very interesting.

  2. Nanea says:

    *We are very much not an AI family.*

    ~ The Prince of Ales – somewhere, probably.

    • Alice B. Tokeless says:


    • Sydneygirl says:

      Lmao! Spot on!

    • Agnes says:

      Haha! Hey, I’ve got a great idea: why not just make the entire monarchy a bunch of AI images doing Zoom calls to various events? That would save a TON of taxpayer money. Get rid of the flesh and blood that has to live in 5,000 mansions maintained by an army of servants and just have one IT guy and a computer in a backroom at Whitehall.

      • Tursitops says:

        It could include them acting like loving family members, not shrinking in horror at touching the poors through a fence and being decent, non-racist, non-lying, non-cheating, non-pedophiliac human beings.

      • Sunday says:

        you’re joking, but celebrities and V.I.P.s use body doubles all the time. Employing AI instead of a physical double is the next logical jump. If you squint, the series of fake photos and videos released by KP start to resemble the raptors testing the fences in Jurassic Park, seeing what they can get away with.

        KP has been using bots, trolls, and fake accounts as part of their overarching disinformation strategy for years. They’ve faked photos before and gotten away with it, like the ridiculous one of QEII and prince philip. AI is definitely something they’d explore, it’s right up their alley.

        I’m not saying that it’s a good idea, or that they’d get away with it, but Will being able to stay home getting blitzed while the media covers his gaff-free AI zoom call with a charity would be a dream for both Will and the Firm.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Brilliant, @Agnes!!

      • Agnes says:

        @Tursitops No more touching the poors, lmao. But yes, the new AI Royal Family could all model all the virtues they so sorely lack as mere human beings.

      • Latine says:

        @ sundy Prince Edward started working with the national/royal archive or picture whatever. The first manipulation was adding smiles to pictures. That was them testing the waters. The royals were known for never smiling and now they smile constantly.

        It seems edward really was in charge based on how the pictures looked. Edward had to answer to the press for editing either his wedding picture or child’s birth picture; in that picture he edited the photo to make William smile. If anyone wants to find it. It was on a news show. I will look myself because it’s the type of thing that would be scrubbed in the future. Got it- google com/amp/s/

        After reading this article from 1999. The royals are indeed suppose to be taken seriously. That means pictures are historic records. That means that Kate and Co have to answer for these photos. They aren’t just picking on kate.

    • MrsH says:

      Comment gold! High five!

    • SIde Eye says:

      Perfect comment!!

    • SussexWatcher says:

      The Prince of Ales 😂💀

    • BlueNailsBetty says:


    • Christine says:


    • Agreatreckoning says:

      *chef’s kiss* @Nanea. ‘somewhere, probably’ LOL

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        OMG. I hope this link goes through. Anyone thinking that KP hasn’t altered photos of William & Kate needs to check themselves down. So many errors/alterations. It’s not just photoshop/or edits. It’s only if I’ve been there. Which sounds like a name of a Jimmy Buffett song. Huge, huge fan of Jimmy Buffett. He’s why we married in Key West. Forgive me JB, I know you wouldn’t want anything to do with the BRF nonsense from up high, where you belong.

        Look at the December 2015 Christmas photo. Dying. Will has literally/figuratively? lost his “footing”. Hooves underground? Baby Charlotte, is very magical (disclaimer?, I believe she has a higher intelligence than the rest of her family), she’s floating on Kate’s lap. And Kate’s rather large long arm/hand is resting on Will’s carpus/stifle joint (not holding up Baby Charlotte). IYKYK

    • Jacqueline Thurman says:

      Very much not an AI family! Hilarious 🤣

  3. Beverley says:

    The plot thickens…

    • ales says:

      The worldwide publicity that the Midds have been desperate to achieve has happened. No amount of manipulation will ever turn Khate into Diana. They dont understand, do little, does nothing would have to actually show interest and empathy towards others, yet every opportunity shows her posing for any and every camera lens, nothing else. Mumbles and a pie chart is not work. Maybe absolutely nothing has happened other than the Midds have realized that hiding K and the children and being very secretive has given them more attention. By focussing on Williams temper, more publicity, and an Agatha Christie mystery is being created.

      • Underhill says:

        Yes! Either a novel by Agatha Christie, or her own engineered disappearance. That’s what it feels like. But I can’t decide which.

  4. Well they have lied so very much about many things that now nobody wants to believe them.

    • PC says:

      Between this and the supposed helicopter flight where we were told she was on, we still have not had a live Kate sighting since Christmas. Where is Kate? And where are the children?

      • CaptainCrunch says:

        @PC The palace made a statement saying she was having surgery and recovering. Not a fan of hers, but why would a person who said she was having surgery and recovering privately be seen? The photoshop pic was weird, but the royal family has been photoshopping pics for years.

      • Nic919 says:

        All royals prior to her would show themselves leaving the hospital, including those who had surgery. Instead of gaslighting and pretending you can’t show your face in a car following abdominal surgery, why pretend that kate is not acting outside of the usual royal protocol when it comes to events like this.

        And according to her she didn’t know she had tested positive for cancer until after the surgery and the chemo would not have started. Again little of the actions fit what the public is being told.

    • Snaggletooth says:

      Maybe this is cold, but I’m ready to pretend to believe them. Let Kate have all the time she needs away from the public eye. And if it’s forever? Hey, that’s what she needs.

      Her fans aren’t worried. Celebrities allowed themselves to be publicly shamed for raising very reasonable doubts. The world has decided that decorum and civility dictate we leave it alone. That asking questions is tormenting a poor mother with cancer. So, yeah. They can have all the silence, privacy, and invisibility they want over there on salty island as far as I’m concerned.

      • bluhare says:

        I want to believe them, but I’m having some trouble at this point.

        I did think Kate was the most eloquent she’s ever sounded . . .

      • Nic919 says:

        Since a lot of taxpayer money is being spent on Kate they will have to provide real answers eventually. She cannot hide forever without some explanation being provided.

        Had Kate done a brief wave from a car leaving the hospital then so much of this would not have happened. The speculation about DV was because she didn’t show her face following a two week stay at a hospital, itself very unusual, and then multiple games were played until the video advising of cancer. There was zero need for that fake Mother’s Day photo.

        The video bought them more time, likely until after the summer. But after that questions will be raised again.

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    • Lorelei says:

      Seriously, this is like The Boy Who Cried Wolf on steroids.
      The BRF’s credibility is so decimated that a literal video of the Princess of Wales telling the world she has cancer is being questioned!
      I can’t even imagine this happening six months ago.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Yep!!! Kensington Palace being called a third party organization is excellent too.

  5. Befuddled says:

    Can someone please explain why they would have done this? I’ve got baby brain (and we can all talk about my hormones because I’m not a lunatic), and this isn’t computing for me. Are they saying the video is fake, or are they saying based on previous experiences, they don’t trust it?

    • seaflower says:

      My read is they believe the video has been tampered with. Not edited, but enhanced with something like Facetune and/or AI.

      • Befuddled says:

        This makes sense! I did think it was very soft lighting, maybe they did add a filter.

      • Rainbow Kitty says:

        So it’s not actually her? Has she really not been seen in person since December? That’s weird right? Even with cancer treatments, chemo, possible radiation, someone would have seen her somewhere?

      • seaflower says:

        @Befuddled it will be far more than a soft focus filter. It will be evidence of actual manipulation ie something is not real

    • acha says:

      I feel like Getty is acknowledging that at the very least, Kate sat in front of a green screen in a studio.

      • First comment says:

        @acha, does Getty’s policy mentions anything against green screens? I believe it’s something to do with the absence of the person’s name who took the picture or filmed the video…I don’t know what to think anymore..

    • Concern Fae says:

      Part of the issue is that all we have is the uploaded version, which is a compressed, low quality version of the original. There are compression artifacts in it. This makes it difficult to look for manipulation, because the issue could be the bad compression. KP didn’t make the original available, so the news agencies are stuck with something they can’t verify, from someone who has previously manipulated photos.

      I also think this is a warning to KP that they need to start using professional, independent photographers who the photo agencies trust or they will keep slapping these notices on the photos. It’s kind of insane KP didn’t have someone doing behind the scenes pictures. But that would show William wasn’t there, wouldn’t it? He so wants to dump her, but knows he can’t.

      • Jais says:

        That’s a good explanation. But shouldn’t they be able to trust bbc studios? I get that it’s not the bbc news division but still. The fact that there’s no one named from the studio who worked on it probably doesn’t help.

      • Befuddled says:

        @Jais – I keep coming back to this too. Maybe I’m ignorant but I’ve always thought BBC was above reproach.

      • Just Jade says:

        May be KP does not check SM to understand how bad the situation is or may be they don’t know how to fix it because they are not capable to tell the truth. 1 2 3 Harry & Meghan are going to be accused of something.

      • sevenblue says:

        BBC started to give in every palace request for some time now. I remember BBC royal correspondent was writing articles about how Meghan demanded a luxury bathtub in their renovated home. That was straight from Daily Mail narrative. I don’t know if that is why H&M released a pic of Archie from their (very ordinary) bathtub for this reason. We know Harry is petty, if someone like me didn’t forget that news, I doubt Harry did. If there was nothing with the video, someone from BBC with credibility would put his/her name on it.

      • Jais says:

        @befuddled, I personally don’t find the bbc above reproach. They let the RF have final edit on the coronation videos and they carry a lot of water for the monarchy. So imo, they’ve been playing around for a while. It’s more that I expected Getty images to give the bbc studios a little more legitimacy and respect. The fact that they haven’t is just indicative of how bad KP has messed up their credibility. And yes agree @sevenble the fact that no one from bbc studios has put their name to it is not a good look.

      • SamuelWhiskers says:

        BBC and BBC Studios are basically separate (but linked) entities.

      • Jais says:

        I get that the news and studios are separate entities but they do both fall under the bbc umbrella. Either way, the name gives it clout and the video is a reflection of bbc.

    • K-Peace says:

      I believe the video is FAKE (it’s A.I.), and Getty suspects or knows this. I think we’re going to be hearing more & more suspicions about the video. I think this might be the “soft launch” of the press agencies expressing doubts about the video’s authenticity.

    • Cessily says:

      Pretty sure that the second row of bottom teeth that are obvious to the naked eye are not natural, no one is willing to stand behind this video not BBC or Getty. One thing this has done is I examine photos and videos a lot closer now. Still amazed they released this one and didn’t catch the flyaway row of teeth, even loose dentures have never looked that like that🥴

      • Chaine says:

        Of course it’s natural, did you not know she is a human-shark hybrid

      • bettyrose says:

        That’s what I find so sus. KC3 has cancer in his 70s and is out doing public events. Every image of Kate we’ve seen in months has had something very strange about it, and no one is saying like “Oh, Joe Smith at BBC studios is well respected and used a lighting filter for aesthetic reasons.” We know all images are tweaked to be more flattering and that’s not the scandal here.

      • Jes says:

        Is there screen grab of that?

    • Jacqueline Thurman says:

      Baby brain is a legitimate condition. We should not expect a pregnant woman to be the same. They are literally growing a human !! So we deserve a lot of slack.Meg was trying to be kind. Kate is a snob though. Yet she thought it was her business to talk about the color of Meg’s baby behind her back !!! She is probably also butt hurt she didn’t get an Easter gift !!

  6. AndaPanda says:

    This video is so heavy on the filters/softening. I assummed it was to make her skin look softer, but I don’t know now. I also thought maybe she’s wearing a wig and they wanted soften the video to make it less visible. in the age of easily acessible 4k video its a bit much.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      I think so. It looks like it is softened by filters or something similar added post. From the beginning I didn’t get why they decided to film it strong sunlight that makes her a bit squinty, but I guess it was in a studio with lighting and filters to manipulate her appearance. If she is in a bad state I understand her wanting to cover it, but come on. She has looked worse on some janky wig outings last year. (Which is why I suspect the cancer is not new).

  7. Dee(2) says:

    This is very interesting. I didn’t think that any of the photo agencies would abandon their quest to investigate anything provided, but I guess I didn’t think they would be so open about it after the cancer announcement video. This does not help their credibility at all though. If they try to enhance their credibility by using BBC studios, not going on the record about anything which seems to be their modus operandi definitely isn’t going to help quiet the conspiracy theories. And then trusted organizations like Getty, and Reuters, still saying that your distributed photos don’t meet their editorial standards really doesn’t help.

    • Chloe says:

      It is a huge blow to their credibility. While i believe the experts that say that this video isn’t AI generated, it just goes to show that credible news agencies don’t trust KP anymore when it comes to images. I imagine they used some filter over this video to make Kate look a bit softer, and getty asked the raw unedited material and the BBC (at behest of KP) is refusing to give it because kate doesn’t want people to know what she really looks like.

      Thus we once again have the same issue as with the mother’s day photo debacle. Kate’s vanity is costing KP their credibility.

      • K-Peace says:

        I personally believe the expert (who works for/with the Pentagon) who the WaPo mentioned who DOES believe it’s A.I. That opinion holds a lot of weight, for me. The experts who said it wasn’t fake have the incentive of “not wanting to question this poor woman’s announcement of having cancer”, whereas this other one expert has no incentive to make it up that it appears to be A.I. He wouldn’t have said that unless there’s lots of evidence pointing him in that direction. And i trust my own eyes—that video LOOKS fake a.f. The fake background, fake sounds added in, the weird unnatural way her face looks/how her mouth moves, the disappearing flyaway hairs, and the weird glitches. I’ll die on the hill that it’s A.I. Kate did not really film a video announcing she has cancer, IMO. Kate (and the kids) hasn’t been seen since late last year, and something awful is going on.

      • Underhill says:

        K-Peace, not here to tell you that you are wrong. I manage to convince myself that all is above board, at least nominally, and then they go and do something that makes me think that, as you say, something awful is going on…if it is, I think I know what it is. I know what all the tarot readings on line and my own cards are screaming at me…

      • BlueToile says:

        @UNDERHILL, What are the cards saying, both online and your own? I do not normally subscribe to such things, but honestly it seems more logical as anything we are likely to get from KP. Now I am interested if you wouldn’t mind sharing.

      • Underhill says:

        So, in some recent youtube stuff I watched, and some I ran myself, what kept coming up was: violence, secrets, covering up, lying, anger, violence, lying and covering up. Over and over. The Star (she is the star, unmistakably) is covered with violence and physical harm, the prince of swords brings anger and violence. There may be another party, more lying more covering up etc. Its been kind of amazing how persistent is the message. Take this with a grain of salt, its just tarot readings. But the cards go in one direction only.

  8. Carmen says:

    I just noticed something about that video and the photo taken years earlier when she was sitting on the same bench wearing the same shirt. Her hair falls EXACTLY the same in both photos. What are the odds?

    I think the video is fake and Kate really hasn’t been seen since last Christmas.

    • SAMESAME says:

      @Carmen Do you happen to have a link handy or remember which event her last wearing this sweater was from?
      I haven’t been able to find photos easily.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        If people are talking about the Heads Together event, it’s a similar – but not exactly the same – sweater. However if you’re talking about that hiking event she did with dads, then it IS the exact same sweater (down to the long sleeved cuffs at the wrists and it being a very loose fit) AND her hair is this same longer length. I don’t know if she sat on a bench for that dad’s event though. But I saw the video and photos from that event on twitter earlier today and that is the exact same sweater. So there IS existing video and photos of her with the exact sweater (although different jeans) and the exact same length hair – down to it falling to the same stripe on the sweater.

    • Liz says:

      I’m beginning to think that too Carmen. I think you, Julianna and K peace have been right all along

      • K-Peace says:

        Liz, (Wow you have no idea how proud i am to get mentioned on here!☺️)

        It just seems so obvious to me when you put it all together. KP is well aware of how they’ve been accused of some bigtime, reputation-ruining fakery lately. If they were really making a video where Kate announces she has cancer, they would make damn sure that everything was done on the up & up, with legitimacy & transparency. They would’ve used BBC News. If not then at least the people from BBC Studios who made it would’ve attached their name to it! Why are people who made it, being so squirrelly if it’s just a straightforward video? Those who made it are well aware of all the fakery accusations, so why have there been no “behind the scenes” photos released?? People at least talking about filming it with Kate?? NOBODY has and the silence is deafening. That alone tells me something major is up.

        And that’s not even taking into account how the video has a fake background, fake sounds added in, looks totally fake; the fact that Kate & the kids haven’t been seen since Christmas; William’s odd behavior; how ALL the other Kate photos & videos were very obvious FAKES, and on & on. It’s all screaming from the rooftops that KP/William is hiding something major and something very bad is going on.

      • Liz says:

        You deserve a mention K-Peace.
        You always make great points 👌

      • Julianna says:

        Hi Liz. Thank you. I’m 100% sure and found even more discrepancies when I re-watched it. At one point her hands in the video blended into one another which is very commom with AI. Her thumb became super long and large suddenly. The lighting and glitches in the background.

        If you have any doubt how well AI videos have actually gotten go to YouTube and watch the AI videos from “LipSynthesis”. There are a ton of Real versus DeepFake. It’s also so easy to do them with celebrities and politicians because there are SO many pictures, speeches and videos of them already for the computer to use and make a fake.

    • Angelica+Schuyler says:

      Carmen, I agree with you 100%. I saw the video on Twitter from the event that day. Same EXACT outfit and hair. It looks like they used that day as the basis for a deepfake for the cancer announcement.
      I’m really starting to believe that Kate hasn’t been seen in public because she can’t. She is unable – perhaps incapacitated?

      Someone else thinks they found the lookalike used for the farmstore video. Her social media accounts have gone silent very recently….makes one wonder.

      • Liz says:

        It’s actually quite alarming. What’s being hidden behind all the fakery….

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Liz – that’s the question!!! I don’t think I’m fully on board with this video being a deepfake however there are still too many unanswered questions, IMO. I also feel it’s significant that she hasn’t been seen live by anyone not connected to her mother, or the royal family. And this goes all the way back to zero sightings in or out of the hospital.

        A live wave from a car wild have done so much to quell all of this talk about comas or Pegs being responsible for her condition. So the fact that all of the photos and videos are sketchy (and potentially fake) – AND that apparently the children also haven’t been seen or gone to school during this time – begs the question of what are they hiding?!

    • SIde Eye says:

      I agree with you!

    • Tisme says:

      I do not consider myself a conspiracy theorist. In fact, quite the opposite. However, I am beginning to think the worst. It’s just facts for me…nobody has seen her publicly since Dec 25.

    • Liz says:

      Underhill – i had a quick look yesterday and found an article from May 2023 where a reader said William had the harshest card, the seven of swords coming up. Grief and loss.

  9. Angelica Schuyler says:

    Someone on Twitter found video of Kate from am event several years ago wearing the same exact outfit, with the same exact hairstyle. This is going to get worse. In the event video Kate looks happy and lively. When you see the two side by side it makes the bench video look definitely manipulated. This is bad. Very bad….

    As my aunt used to say, “I’m shocked and appalled, but not surprised in the least!”

      • Eurydice says:

        Wow, and the sweater fits exactly the same way.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        Eureka! OMG.

      • Angelica Schuyler says:

        Thanks @Proud Mary. I didn’t know how to post the Twitter link.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Thank you, yes! This was what I was also referring to in my above post! I should have finished reading all the replies lol.

      • Just Jade says:

        Oh dear… apart from Harry, are any of them even real and how long have they been fitting those fake photos and videos to the public? It’s so beautiful to watch everything unfold so quickly.

      • Christine says:

        Just Jade, I stumbled on a Twitter comment the other day (about the photo of Harry with Diddy at the Diana concert) that it was the “original Harry”. That quickly led down a hole where there is a fringe group that truly believes actual Harry died (when? No clue) and the person Meghan married is a replacement. I really wish I was kidding, but alas, I am not.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        If that’s from last fall, then the most innocuous explanation is she knew she had cancer then (and the subsequent statement in January that it’s not cancer, and later announcement that cancer was discovered post-op, were lies). The fake background would be to convince people it was “filmed” in the spring.

        Worse would be if she did not previously film a cancer announcement and her while statement is fake. But since BBC is claiming it was not AI, then I think the first explanation is the right one. BBC didn’t say *when* they filmed it, did they? Just like Charles, I think they knew Kate had cancer earlier and were just delaying the announcement until their absences would be noticed.

      • paintybox says:

        @Proud Mary, thanks so much for the link. Omg, that is just wild. How strange it would be if they did it again, and yet it’s hard not to think they have. The same sweater with what looks like the exact same hair?! When I watched the video the day it came out, it had a noticeably fake-y quality but her message was very distracting so I didn’t dwell on it. I don’t think she’d be making up stories about having cancer but as far as any video or photo they put out, unless it’s an official public engagement and there are multiple views and witnesses, I think those disclaimers need to stay put. They tanked their own credibility, it ain’t coming back.

      • Princessk says:

        The hair is quite different. In the bench video the hair is overdone with curls and with longer extensions. It would have been better if she had done the video with natural straight hair and no extensions. An attempt to make her look good for the papers and magazines.

    • PinkOrchid says:

      I clicked the old video link Proud Mary posted, and there’s an X disclaimer underneath, claiming the new cancer bench video “is not manipulated or AI generated” !! Wow. Dusting off the old “disinformation” trope. C’mon folks, we all know the cancer bench video looks and sounds strange. Kate’s voice is odd, the lighting is weird, her skin looks wiped, her hair is a completely different color and style than the farm store video released a few days before (which never look like Kate, either), the garden setting seems fake, it’s suspicious AF. I feel like this whole charade may be a test to see how well people will believe what they are told to believe, rather than believing the evidence of their own eyes and ears. 2+2=5 right?

      • Interested Gawker says:

        So X makes a show of community noting the Prince Harry/Seam Combs story and then in rapid succession tells the public this video, with its extremely fake background at the very least, isn’t manipulated…?

        How many people are in on this scam? KP can get hashtags they don’t like removed, can they get Musk to carry their water too?

      • Renae says:

        Why do I feel that its being purposefully done so it is questioned. I mean, other than this video, none of the other pics were subtle. They may have been poorly done for a reason/reasons.
        To what end? Well, if all these pics can be faked….so could the photos of Andy with his teenaged victim. Andrew’s been spinning the “fake photo” line for years. Now he’s gonna use this as ammo.
        What a crappy family.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        @InterestedGawker, Twitter CEO Linda Y shared a tweet supporting Kate and saying something about conspiracies being shut down, obviously they got a call from KP. I’m not sure what that means in reality, but I do know if Linda has any actual power that she claims to have, Twitter is on KP side.

    • Nic919 says:

      The head start video has a different sweater. The one in the bench video is the same as an event she attended in early November 2023.

      I am on the fence as whether or not the bench video is totally fake but at best it has been significantly enhanced. I think the fact that her speech was the most comprehensible than it’s ever been suggests that they edited her speech.

  10. Jenny says:

    NASA’s mages probably include the disclaimer because they do a lot of filtering and colorizing of things so they don’t look like a blurry smudge—ie the helium gas in the image is colorized to blue, the hydrogen is made red, etc. And they are very up front about it, and have made some posts showing the differences between the originals and the colorized stuff.
    It’s very weird that this is still an issue with the Kate video from KP. And if the BBC won’t verify that it isn’t maniplulated, that basically screams that it has been IMO.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I was wondering about the NASA photos, so thanks for the explanation!

      • kirk says:

        False color images of astronomical objects has been standard practice for years. The purpose is to make things more comprehensible – to a general public untrained to interpret colorless images, and to other scientists who know the color coding schema for quicker data identifications. Think of radio astronomy with shades of gray from pure black to pure white, or images observed by telescopes at invisible wavelengths, like Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

        BTW, I’d highly recommend viewing Dr. Joy Bolamwini keynote address to SXSW 2024 where she differentiates between “cheap fakes” and “deep fakes” and discusses the growing need for data provenance.

    • Christine says:

      Thank you, that was going to bug me all day.

  11. Lolo86llf says:

    AI videos look so real nowadays, so are we ever going to know when Kensington Palace is lying to the public?

  12. Jais says:

    When Kate is better, I genuinely hope she shows up at an event where it will indisputably be her. KP doctoring the Mother’s Day photo has obliterated their credibility with photos and vids.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      I hope it happens soon, because I’m worried about Keen. If she was in worse health then they let on in the video, why would they go to such lenghts to hide it?? I don’t know what to think anymore. I hope it won’t be like Princess Charlene that we never find out.

      • Snaggletooth says:

        I don’t think we will see her for at least the rest of the year. The absence of William and the kids at Easter is a signal that KP is locked down tight. Now that bunches of celebrities have prostrated themselves for daring to raise their eyebrows at KP’s shenanigans, have a total pass to more or less hide indefinitely, or at least for a very very long time. IT will be a long time before the public or celebrities feel like they have the right to question anything KP says.

      • First comment says:

        According to Jobson, the earliest we’ll see her is trooping.. emphasis on earliest…I don’t think we’ll see till autumn at least…

      • Proud Mary says:

        I hope for Kate’s sake that it is like Charlene; because despite what happened to Charlene, in the final analysis, she seems to have overcome her illness. If you’re fan of Kate’s, you should be very concerned that, given the level of prevarications by KP, such an ending may not be in the cards for her.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Jais, same. I don’t like Kate, but this is getting so bizarre that it’s genuinely concerning. I hope she’s okay.

  13. Amy Bee says:

    It’s probably because Getty can’t verify whether Kate did this video in a studio.

    • First comment says:

      So, what if she did it in a studio? I don’t think Getty has a problem with that…I mean, many photos are taken in studios… I don’t think that is something against their policy…after all, I don’t think kp claimed that it was taken outside…

      • Sid says:

        The impression seems meant to be that she was sitting outside on a bench in front of a field of flowers. If this was actually done in a studio it is an issue because that means the truth is the opposite of what is being portrayed. KP didn’t have to explicitly say that this was outdoors. They obviously wanted the impression that it was outdoors. This isn’t a fashion editorial where fake backgrounds are expected. This is an official video from a high ranking working member of the family of the head of state. If the background is fake, then what else is fake?

      • Interested Gawker says:

        The problem is it would be a video version of the Frankenphoto. She didn’t shoot it in a garden or a set, she wasn’t there at all, that it was all constructed digitally with out Kate’s physical input.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        I’m not sure Getty would care if this was shot in a studio or with a green screen, that is done all of the time for news, for example, and they don’t care. I suspect the issue is the location is not noted.

        But most importantly, It also didn’t come directly from BBC studios. Footage went to Kensington Palace, not to Getty. Then KP (who may or may not have manipulated it, but why did they need it before it was sent out?) provided it to Getty.

        I have not been on board with the AI conspiracy, but as to why KP wanted the footage before it was shared: Maybe KP degraded the compression so it was impossible to test for AI or so it was harder to see details on her face. That’s something that palace could have easily done themselves. Or they could have changed metadata.

        The key here is the chain of custody was broken between BBC Studios and Getty.

  14. First comment says:

    I don’t know what to think anymore…this disclaimer could mean anything…I don’t trust my eyes nor my ears anymore…and I definitely don’t trust KP

  15. Sophie says:

    In real life, Kate can barely connect two full sentences together when speaking. She’s inarticulate. How did they get a perfect take out of her?

    • Smart&Messy says:

      I’ve thought about that too. I can’t make myself watch it again, but are there places where you can see the footage was cut? It is unrealistic to me that she would be able to record it without mistakes being cut. I record videos and voiceovers for educational purposes and to record more than 2 mins of perfect footage never happens.

      • Sophie says:

        There’s no doubt it was edited. But I’m still suspicious because it would have required numerous takes to get enough usable footage, and she’s obviously pretty ill. It takes stamina to go through a script over and over. The end result is so smooth, I’m just not buying it.

      • QuiteContrary says:

        The arrogance it would take to gaslight the world over a cancer announcement video…
        Or the desperation ..

    • sparrow says:

      It would have been edited to allow her to go back and do bits again, surely, rather than being a one take affair? People are remarking on how natural she sounds: yes, she is indeed speaking from the heart, for once, but her faux accent still drives me crazy. Another reason I think it’s her.

      • Julianna says:

        @Sparrow. Her faux accent would have been matched by the computer by thousands of previous uploads of her voice. Just look up “lipsynthesis” on YouTube and you can see how sophisticated and real AI is. And yes. I completely believe they have been experimenting with AI already. I found one of her doing a speech (not live) that was definitely manipulated. Fake background and all.

  16. Mrazi says:

    I said it the other day and I’m going to double down again. The tell (at least for me) is her absolute clarity of communication.

    I may not have watched lots of videos where she’s speaking, but the few I have involve mumbling, incoherence, and just generally hard to understand. I don’t see how it can be a 180 all of a sudden.

    • sparrow says:

      I tend to think it was a long haul of doing bits over. She’s lost the mumbles but her accent is still really fake and grating, which makes me think it’s her. And isn’t there a place where she slips slightly over “abdominal”; they wouldn’t have left than in if it weren’t a genuine trip imo.

      • Mrazi says:

        So I cannot conclusively say that this video is fake, ‘AI’, whatever the terminology.

        What I know for sure is that the public are being misled on some level. If Kate is well enough to record a video and do a long haul of several takes to make it perfect, then she can very well appear for the public to see her… just like Charles has done. Would end all speculation.

        She either cannot or will not!

        This is why KP has to scramble and put together pictures and videos that do nothing but fuel the fire more. Remember KP is not very good at this job, look at the mess of a photo they attributed to Will.

        I could point to more suspicious stuff, but let’s wait and see, a time is coming where the only satisfactory thing will be to produce her.

  17. sparrow says:

    I believe the video. Because the alternative is what – she isn’t ill or is locked up somewhere or hurt? It’s all got a bit deep state/great reset – at this point we’ll start calling each other sheeple for taking it at face value. Thing is, whatever I think is neither here nor there; the BRF has created an abyss of doubt for the vast majority.

    • Liz says:

      Spot on Sparrow – ‘an abyss of doubt’

    • Angelica+Schuyler says:

      @Sparrow, I think the alternative is that people should be worried for Kate. Is she alright? If people truly cared about her they wouldn’t just accept the party line from KP who is only concerned with protecting William. They would want to get to the bottom of the truth about her wellbeing. Charles is almost twice her age, also has a cancer diagnoses and has been seen out and about in public. He has done some live appearances and has been somewhat open about his health status without going into all the specifics. Why can the same not be done with Kate? What are they hiding? The more phony things KP puts out, the more it makes one believe there is something very sinister going on.

      If Kate, William and the children had attended Easter service yesterday it could have put all the speculation to rest. But they didn’t, so the speculation will continue to get worse. And KP and the British press can not shame and gaslight everyone into believing what they say.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      sparrow, I think in the day of AI, we would be sheeple if we accepted everything we see and hear. I’ve said before that I’ve never heard Bone Idle speak so fluently–and for sooooo long. If that’s really her and they edited this footage then they need to say that. It’s that simple. The fact that everyone is being silent is especially concerning. I will always be concerned with mis/disinformation.

      Frankly, I think this is between Billy & Bone Idle. If he found a side piece that he wants to keep for the long haul, he may want his wife to be out of the public eye so he can permanently sideline her. The other alternative is that the two of them really think they can disappear for months on end, and no one will notice–or DARE to question them.

      I think people should quit asking about her. Just let her be forgotten. That’s what they want, let’s give it to them.

      • Renae says:

        I hope Bone Idle stays hidden. Its not like her not being out and about will endanger world peace or anything. The longer she stays invisible the more notice there is of Billy Idle’s unsuitability. It highlights the fact that he is lazy and boring and just ugh. Kids can stay away too. They shouldn’t be used to rehab Billy’s reputation etc. It just might bring down the monarchy sooner. (See….Kkkate’s not useless after all/s).
        I, for one,don’t miss her. She appeared to be nothing more than a clothes hanger (and a brood mare but that job is done).She was the ‘sparkly thing’ used to distract. No more distraction and William is wilting in the bright lights he claimed to want.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        “That’s what they want, let’s give it to them”

        Kate has three children yoked to whatever is going on. If they weren’t royal there would have been a well check long before now. This shouldn’t be a matter of letting William, visibly inebriated/impaired at a formal investiture service, Murdoch media or complacency prevail.

        Proof of life for the Princess of Wales and proof of the well being of George and his siblings provided in a vetted public setting with media not beholden to the monarchy is necessary immediately. Had they done this from the start there would not be this drama.

    • Tisme says:

      @sparrow…I don’t believe the video, thanks to KP’s previous deception and fakery. The alternative is that she is incapacitated with illness or worse. I will think this until she is seen by the public. Proof of life for the well being of Kate and children is essential.

  18. Before the previous kill order the agency reached out to KP to provide the source of the video for verification.

    Have they reached out for the source of this one?

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Unclear. I’m making popcorn just in case. 😈

    • SussexWatcher says:

      I think different agencies have tried to confirm with BBC and asked for the original footage, but the BBC refuses to say who shot the video or give footage.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        Yes, BBC Studios says they gave the unedited footage to KP.

        I speculated above that this could be so KP could mess with the compression rate or the metadata. Why else would it need to go to KP instead of directly to photo agencies?

        *I haven’t thought this was AI, but did find it notable that Kate managed to get through the whole script without her usual stumbles, which is hard for well people who aren’t good at public speaking to do, let alone someone bad at public speaking who is sick like she is.

    • CaptainCrunch says:

      @ANGELICA+SCHUYLER No two cancers are alike and she is not the monarch. She was always painfully thin and has lost even more weight. Maybe she doesn’t want people looking at her like she has one foot on the grave. Anyone that has been seriously ill would know. There is nothing bizarre about someone with cancer not wanted to smile and wave and announcing they taking a break. AI is advanced but not that advanced.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        Tbf, whoever you’re replying to (your comment isn’t below those posters?) is talking about a royal person, and every other royal has been seen even when sick, from Queen E2 to PP to KC3.

        It’s QE2 “have to be seen to be believed” concept. There are many ways Kate could be seen, and if they cared about their reputation, she would be seen somehow.

        It’s not our loss but theirs if they don’t care about that reputation, about how they are perceived and whether or not people support them. So it’s rather pointless to debate in comment sections that they have this right. They can do whatever they want, that is clear. But it is costing them trust.

      • Kkat says:

        AI absolutely IS that advanced

      • Julianna says:

        AI is THAT advanced. You can research Real versus DeepFake on YouTube and see the examples for yourself. “Lipsynthesis” has a ton of examples. It’s also very easy to do with celebrities and politicians because there are thousands and thousands of footage (ie pictures, voice, video, voice footage) to input into the system to make a DeepFake. The “woman” we saw on that bench was not Kate.

  19. RiaH says:

    The only reason I think it’s real is she’s not wearing any (or at least very little if any) makeup. She has bags under her eyes. Would they release a video with that unless it was real?

    • sparrow says:

      I think it’s real, as well, and that’s a really good point about her no makeup makeup. (It’s still got that film over the lens look to me, though, which is pure Kate – can’t ever see her clearly enough to see the sags and bags – but they have let this through as close as she’ll ever get to natural). I want to believe it’s authentic because, if we start doubting everything, we’ll lose hold of the handrails of normality at this rate. I don’t want to get into Trumpian fake news territory. I suspect the only thing we’ll believe at this rate is a personal appearance with a crowd around her, some of whom are allowed to pinch her to prove that she exists and it’s not all been a dream!

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Sparrow – I don’t think anyone wants her to be pinched, only for her to be seen in authentic photos or video (or in person). Or in footage produced/authorized by someone other than her mother or KP. They’ve ruined their own reputation with the frankenphoto and subsequent non-denial denials about the photoshopping and the farm video and this video being AI. They have only themselves to blame that their reputation for telling the truth is now equal to the Dear Leader from North Korea.

      • Cali says:

        She absolutely is wearing makeup but much lighter than usual. She is wearing a light eyeshadow in the crease. She has either tightlined her upper lid or is wearing minimal mascara or both. It looks like she has some bronzer on or a very neutral blush lightly applied. And she is wearing either colored gloss or a sheer lipstick on her lips.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I think the lighting washed her out & that’s why she seems to be wearing little to no makeup.

    • MsIam says:

      The whole point of the video is to confirm that she’s still alive but so sick she can’t be seen in public, unless of course its to go shopping or to her kids sporting events. Kids who also haven’t been seen in public since Christmas. So yeah I definitely think they would release a video showing Kate looking terrible. It looks like she’s either wearing white powder or a filter was placed over her face to make her look like she’s deathly ill. Its not the people’s fault that no one believes KP because they’ve been dishonest from the start.

      • Dee says:

        The Kate we know would double down on the makeup if she was ill and being photographed. She has never been in public with a “no makeup” look. This is another sign to me that the video is fake. Kate Middleton would never.

      • Unblinkered says:

        My thought when I saw it was that a pale foundation had undoubtedly been applied, perhaps to disguise a tan. The farm shop video from the week before she looked like she was sporting a tan.
        As someone recovering from something she was entitled to a break in the sun and now, with her announcement, anything goes.
        That’s my take on it.

      • Nic919 says:

        The main reason that she looks no makeup is because she’s not wearing the fake lashes and heavy eye makeup she normally does. There is no way she’s doing this without some level of foundation.

        There is a car photo of her without all the eye makeup and she looks similar to that.

        Plus there is some glowy filter.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Not to be gross, but they’d release it with her looking more ill because they want us to believe she’s very ill (whether she is or isn’t, KP wants to convince viewers that their narrative is the truth). So if the video is real and/or she is in reality sick, I can see why she wouldn’t want the discomfort of putting on then taking off makeup. However, knowing what we know about her and how she’s always presented herself to the public (including full make up and a fresh blowout within literal hours of giving birth), it seems out of character for her to appear without makeup and letting her tiredness or illness be so apparent. So for me, it’s another tick in the ‘video makes no sense’ column.

      • TeamMeg says:

        Agree with this. She has never to my knowledge been seen without her self-applied, full eyeliner, even during casual appearances. To make an official video without eyeliner makes zero sense. Totally out of character. Whoever was behind this is sending a message.

      • Nic919 says:

        She didn’t wear all the makeup because if she looked “fine” after months of all this then people would wonder why she can’t go back to engagements. This no eye makeup look is to show she’s still sick.

    • CaptainCrunch says:

      No else in the royal family that I recall, has announced they were ill. Yes, she is acting unusual because she has cancer which is unusual. Someone with cancer, who has had surgery and going through chemo doesn’t have to be seen to satisfy some people’’s conspiracy theories. The photo was doctored and multiple foreign news outlets picked up on it and reported it. Why aren’t those same news outlets saying the videos is AI? That should be a red flag you’ve gone way down the rabbit hole. No one “soft launches” a story about a missing princess and AI Videos. If the video was AI, it would have been breaking news like before. It’s clearly her frail and clearly unwell in the video.

      • sparrow says:

        I agree entirely, CaptainCrunch. People are losing all grip. This is an ill woman. Everyone stepped back when they saw the video, said how sad, and then dived straight back in with the theories, to the point that some are saying there should be safety checks on the kids. This is way out of hand. The frankenphoto hasn’t helped them at all, so much fakery, but effectively accusing a woman of lying about being seriously ill is totally above and beyond.

    • Proud Mary says:

      I’m honestly not sure about you point: first, how do you know she’s not wearing any makeup? When have you ever seen Kate without makeup? The idea here is to make her look as frail as possible, and yes, there is makeup available for that too. That she doesn’t look glammed-up doesn’t mean she isn’t wearing makeup.

  20. Sunday says:

    My guess is, Getty can’t 100% verify the video but they can’t debunk it either so they’re hedging their bets if KP is exposed.

    KP themselves have created this circus by piling a pr doublespeak non-answer (“claims of AI tampering are factually inaccurate”) on top of a questionable video on top of a 100% fake video on top of a 100% frankenphoto on top of a 100% fake side profile photo on top of a questionable TMZ car photo.

    It’s just frustrating to me that Will is untouchable, nobody is asking any real questions and the best we get is Getty essentially saying “Similar to NASA colorizing distant galaxies, some images of Kate have been processed like she’s a celestial object orbiting Mars.”

    • First comment says:

      You’re right…nobody touches William. This so worrying and frustrating! Aren’t there any serious journalists who would dare to expose their lies?

    • Duch says:

      @Sunday “Similar to NASA colorizing distant galaxies, some images of Kate have been processed like she’s a celestial object orbiting Mars.”

      Oh I lost it at that one! Lol

    • BeanieBean says:

      Agree with everything you say, @Sunday.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Sunday, exactly! WhyTF is William so untouchable? Why??

      • Rnot says:

        Unless he dies, abdicates, or the monarchy is abolished beforehand, he will become the British Head of State. He’ll be the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. The British government will be formed “in his name.” British passports will be issued “in his name.” The legal system consists of “His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service” and Parliament can’t be opened or dismissed without the monarch. He’ll get the equivalent of the President’s Daily Brief in a red box every day. It’s an utterly ridiculous and unsustainable system but they HAVE to protect him unless and until they’re willing to get rid of him.

  21. Proud Mary says:

    “That was the whole point of KP bringing in BBC Studios to film the video – BBC Studios was clearly lending authenticity to a credibility-challenged palace . . . .” That’s the theory anyway, for those who believe in journalism, and ethics, and stuff; but KP only intended to use BBC to lend a veneer of credibility to the video; that is, the intent was to place those three letters on the same bottle that contained their usual frim fram sauce, and thereby block any criticism, because, “BBC.” That’s why we still don’t know what BBC Studios role was in all of this. Notice that most people did not even know that this outfit exists. And I think KP was well aware that it would make no difference in the minds of most people whether it was the news division or something else. The monarchy has no credibility.

    The question remains, where is Kate? Why do her fans not care?

  22. Sue Denim says:

    a small but possibly important detail too — Kate almost never sits cross-legged like this, always in her “princess slant” or feet crossed at the ankles. Plus the lighting and skin tone, the fact that no one has added info on the actual production, and so much more, overall just eery that she has not been credibly seen in public since Christmas. I personally don’t believe either of the earlier photos (in car w her mother, and in car w William) or the video at the market are her… It’s also scary for all of us re what’s ahead w technology vs truth…

    • Liz says:

      I agree Sue D. The purpose for which this kind of technology could be used goes into the realms of sinister

    • Interested Gawker says:

      That is a good point about etiquette, also, sitting legs crossed in that manner after abdominal surgery would be difficult to say the least.

    • Nic919 says:

      She’s crossed her legs when wearing trousers many times. The princess slant was made up nonsense to attack Meghan. Kate mostly wore skirts and dresses until Meghan arrived which is why there were fewer photos of her doing that.

  23. Brassy Rebel says:

    Why am I starting to get Wizard of Oz vibes from KP?

  24. Rapunzel says:

    My theory remains that Kate is getting treatment for whatever caused her abdominal surgery… on top of Chemo treatments now. She is not near the rest of the royals. She is elsewhere with the kids and Carole. The proof? The Kate/Carole photo was the only photo not approved for publication in the British Press. Because Carole was driving a rental, proving Kate isn’t nearby. The rest was faked by Will and KP but they bungled it so Charles and Kate released the bench vid behind Will’s bacj, which is legit except it hides Kate’s location through use of green screen.

    • First comment says:

      I completely agree! I’ve already mentioned in different posts that I don’t think Kate is in England with her children or her husband …something bad happened to her right after Christmas and they are trying hard to cover it because it ruins their perfect image… There probably was a surgery and perhaps cancer had be found in addition to the initial issue, thus her very serious condition…she’s nowhere near her children nor her husband…

  25. Jes says:

    Maybe someone who knows can chime in— but I thought the pauses where she looks down, and there were several, were strange. A weird thing to see in a statement of this nature. Perhaps those points are where the edits came in?

  26. SamuelWhiskers says:

    This is all very weird. I keep seeing people on Twitter being like “This is a standard Getty disclaimer they put on all third party videos, look the disclaimer is also on this Baltimore bridge collapse video, do you think that’s fake!??” but that’s clearly not true. Of all the billions of 3rd party videos, only 30 have that disclaimer. I don’t think the NASA footage of Baltimore footage is faked, but 30 out of so many videos is really weird. Clearly it’s not standard.

    • Nic919 says:

      Especially from an institution like the British royal family. Normally their photos aren’t marked like that.

  27. Interested Gawker says:

    “That was the whole point of KP bringing in BBC Studios to film the video”

    See, that was the immediate red flag that made me convinced it was bent! Why did they use BBC studios rather than BBC News? To be crooked and insure no constraints were on KP to have to maintain veracity. They are two different entities and Studio isn’t hard news at all.

    Kate must have a traditional, public facing press conference or even a one on one interview that is independent of the British news ecosystem, like Reuters or something. The POW has not been seen at a public facing event since December. She and George need to be seen and Kate has to speak for herself. We have no idea is the statements purported to be from her really are or if she agreed to take the fall for the Frankenphoto or be represented by a digital animatronic doll. If KP announces any change in her health for the worse the public will have no way of judging her health to date from seeing her themselves or way of knowing at what point the decline began. We don’t even know if she is still in England.

    The Mothering Sunday photo, the car shot on Commonwealth Day, the farm shop video and now this bench video are ALL FAKE. Proof of live vetted by witnesses and proper journalism for Kate is long overdue.

  28. Mary Pester says:

    Ooooo people are getting warmer! This video is just like bone, as fake as a fking 9 bob note! When will the idiots at the Palace realise that the public are just as, if not more switched on than their PR people are
    Gaslighting won’t cut it any more, so they can all shape up or ship out. Even the rest of the world is getting sick of the performative prats. My nephew Phil works and lives in Singapore, and he said even there people were laughing at this video. Now I could be wrong but this looks suspiciously live it’s been lifted from a mental health video she made with Ronan Kemp

    • Beverley says:

      That’s the thing, Mary! The Left-Behind royals are still stuck in the 1950s. They believe they alone can drive their own narrative. The world is more sophisticated than the BRF seems to understand. They think they can lie and scheme to deceive the public, but we are all more capable and tech-savvy than they realize. The royals really have shown they ass with this f*ckery, but they’re too stupid and drunk on their own self-importance to realize how badly they’ve lost the plot. It’s no wonder the world is making fun of them.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Mary Pester, I honestly don’t why they would produce a video of Bone Idle talking like she’s accomplished at giving speeches. This was a LONG speech for her, and we’re supposed to believe she did that in on take?

      I’m starting to think that she’s just taking time off because she wants to–maybe because Billy Idle was throwing the D word around. Maybe she thinks that she’s so important that she can take as much time as she wants anytime she wants to and the surfs will accept it. I’m not convinced she is seriously ill.

      • Allyn says:

        This is what I think is possible — it’s both real and fake. In other words, there are parts that are real, and there are parts that have been digitally massaged. Here’s how that would work.

        I don’t know if Kate is articulate, nor do I know if she could speak extemporaneously like in the video. Perhaps she filmed multiple takes, with the speech occasionally broken up into chunks. In post, they could take the audio track and stitch it together into one long, continuous flow. The video wouldn’t match, though, and that’s where digital trickery would come into play, to morph her position from one segment to the next to give the illusion of continuity.

        I don’t know that that’s what happened, but that would make sense to me.

      • Nic919 says:

        I think her speech has been edited to make it flow more. There are brief cuts that are visible that show this.

        Even pre surgery she was never known to read things properly from a teleprompter without help.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Allyn, thank you for explaining how it could be done. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s exactly what happened. It would make more sense than trying to believe she made this speech in one take.

      • Harper says:

        I took a look at the Ronan Kemp video Mary Pester just mentioned and one thing that it showcases is that real Kate has noticeable dimples, pouches and facial creases that appear when she smiles or talks. Both the Kemp video and cancer video were shot outdoors in natural light (supposedly), but cancer video Kate’s cheeks stay flat and smooth when she speaks. So either she directed KP to eliminate all those telltale facial creases, pouches and dimples out of vanity, or the AI creation bot can’t replicate her individual dimples, creases and skin pouches in action so instead we got flat-faced Kate.

  29. Pam says:

    I love Lorraine!

  30. Penny says:

    I looked at videos of Kate on the Getty site and there are clips provided by Sky News/Getty etc that do not have this editorial message.

    BBC Studios uses AI, and presumably Getty cannot verify the cancer video as a recording of a live event.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Yes that is the issue. It says no location and I assume they still haven’t charged the metadata, names of who shot it or produced it, etc. So it can’t be verified.

      Add on that it came directly from KP, and Getty can’t trust it. Not sure that means it’s fake, just that they don’t trust it.

  31. Jaded says:

    Late last night, in a pain-reliever induced fever-dream (I’m 10 days post op for bowel resection/bladder removal and my brain is not firing on all pistons) I was pondering this whole mess and the only conclusion I could come to is that this is all a massive coverup for something William did that was so heinous it forced Kate and the kids to bolt. To where? I don’t know, but she is gone. Traumatized. With the kids. Let that sink in. He’s being shunned by his own family. He couldn’t even be arsed to show up at Easter Sunday services (lest he be struck down by a javelin-bolt of lightening). Could whatever he may have done possibly create a situation where he has to face criminal charges for, say, DV in front of his children? The extreme fakery from KP and now the Beeb cannot stop the search for truth and actually highlights the seriousness of the situation instead of mitigating it.

    • Liz says:

      Hope your recovery goes well Jaded 🤞

      Undoubtedly all the fakery in the current rf drama is to hide something far worse

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Jaded, I hope you heal quickly and the surgery accomplished everything you hoped it would. Positive energy coming your way.

    • Sid says:

      Best wishes to you Jaded.

    • Beverley says:

      I agree, @Jaded. Something is definitely off about all of this. I can’t help but think that Kate would show herself in a live setting if she were able. The ongoing apparent coverup is so unsettling. I can’t stand Kate, but I don’t want her hurt or injured either.

      All the best, Jaded. Feel better soon.

    • Schrodinger's Kate says:

      Jaded, I wish you healing and a full return to excellent health. I am so sad and sorry you’ve had to go through this.

      As for this video, I was willing to accept it at face value. I only view these things on my phone so I can’t see the level of details other see.

      Even though I abhor so much about Kate M’s behavior, I do feel a sense of sadness and even anger that yet another married in Princess of Wales may have been the victim of something heinous.

      It would be terrible to see another generation of palace children grow up under such a shadow. They already have such an absurd environment to grow up in.

      I’m not sure I’ve seen William being shunned by his family. He and Camilla were seen sharing a laugh at the Commonwealth Day event.

      I really don’t know what to make of any of this. As always, when it comes to Kate, I am here for the buttons, fashion, copying and mumbling (once Meghan was safely away). It did stop being fun royal watching when I noted her visage becoming very strained and troubled looking in recent months. And now this…

      I am just glad it’s been very firmly put out there by the palace lackeys themselves that Meghan and Harry know nothing deeper about this mess and only know what the public has been told.

    • ArtFossil says:

      Sending healing energy to you, Jaded.

      And yes, I believe what William did was heinous, hence his being shunned and Kate hidden away.

  32. Supersoft says:

    Tbh I think the video is real, just with some filters added. There is a lot AI can fake, but ring reflecting the sunlight is something that would be way too difficult to fake.
    But. I think she is not telling the truth. Either it’s not cancer, or it’s way worse, or they are negotiating the divorce contract.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      supersoft, oh, I think her speech has been messed with BIG time. I, personally, doubt that she’s seriously ill.

  33. Clara says:

    There is something weird about how her hair and the flowers do not blow in any breeze and I just re watched the video the way it goes fuzzy around her flicked hair (her left), looking at the video the hair on the right at times.

  34. ML says:

    …And then Getty re-entered the conversation…

    Does anyone know exactly what it is that Getty doesn’t trust about this? Deep Media (WaPo article) thought this video (photo too?) was not kosher either. A while back this Spanish reporter, Concha Calleja, said K was in a coma—does anyone speak Spanish and/ or know (after QCC’s visit) if the Spanish have any other news about K? I do believe that K isn’t healthy, but this is really odd.

    • May says:

      I don’t know about the latest Spanish Gossip but to me it looks like Kate is photoshopped onto the background. I imagine that could be indicative of the use of a green screen for the video. If so, that would not pass muster with most of the photo services and would warrant a disclaimer.

  35. Beech says:

    Being of a certain age, more than, I’m not current with any of this new fangled technology. So possibly a green screen, face tune and was she physically in a studio? That was her voice, right? Excuse me while I crank up the gramaphone, Rudy Vallee has a new one out.

  36. Tara says:

    Somehow I don’t care anymore if the video is real or fake. I think the last few months have proven that you can’t trust the royal PR. They will stop at nothing. Not from false information, not from incitement against their own family members. Not even AI-generated images that they photographed themselfs.

    It makes you wonder what they have to hide.
    And I keep thinking of Diana, who left the information with her notary: “My husband is planning an accident in my car to kill me”, and then died in an accident with her car.
    And the whole world looked the other way. So lets do it again, shall we?

    • Liz says:

      The good thing is Tara there’s far more scrutiny now than in 1997. We had to switch on a tv to hear the awful news that Diana had died.

      Thanks to the explosion of social media today people are far more aware of what’s happening 24 hours a day.

      The downside of technology of course is it can be used by those in positions of power. To fool the public.

      • Tara says:

        You’re right, Liz. That is a huge difference!!!
        And it also shows how important it is for the public not to be silenced – even if those in power are trying to shame people and call them conspiracy theorists. It’s more likely that you should look twice as closely in these situations.

  37. Julianna says:

    I’m here to say the same thing. The video is AI. Like Sparrow I will die on that hill if it isn’t. I rewatched the video and found even more discrepancies. At one point, Kate’s hands blended into each other which is AI. Her thumb became GIANT for a moment as well. And that has absolutely nothing to do with “sun” causing her ring to mysteriously disappear. If anyone actually thinks she was actually sitting outside on a bench in the sun with that fake background and loop recorded nature sounds I have a bridge to sell you. The glitches with the lighting to the background, her mouth, her eyes … I could keep going. It’s AI.

    And yes KP has been experimenting with AI for awhile. Despite their sloppy AI Mother Day picture they have access to the best software if they need it. They were sloppy with Mother’s Day photo because they have never been under so much scrutiny and people were actually looking because she was missing under strange behavior and the 5 wheeled car photo etc. They have gotten away with manipulated photos and videos in the past and thought they could get away with it again without scrutiny.

    I am not a conspiracy theorist but I believe my own eyes and what I know about AI. The WA article even had gaslighting by one of the so-called experts by trying to tell us he believed the video was real and because the plants gently swayed in the background🤡. I mean seriously.

    I don’t know what to believe about Kate. I certainly don’t believe the story of cancer. The only thing that makes sense is trying to cover up something William has done IMO. But they surely have gone to great lengths to LIE. I will leave it at that.

    • Liz says:

      Really well said Julianna. So much of what has been put out there recently is highly questionable 🤔

    • Anna says:

      I absolutely agree. I don’t believe in two cancers coincidence. There was no reason for multiple fuck ups to cover it up, including contradicting statements. No need for body doubles, photos of face staring at brick wall or fake photo. Kate looks good enough to pose on a couch in comfy clothes, according to the video nothing scary with her looks. BRF now is using cancer diagnosis to gaslight everyone daring to ask a valid question, how very convenient.

      I believe that what happened was so fucked up that the whole family distanced themselves. Nobody said “Kate has health issues, she is positive and we support them”. No need to disclose details. Wills is awol, while having a golden PR opportunity – normally Keen would love it if Bully at least pretended to be a great husband. Which tells me that he did sth so bad, that she maybe threatened that if he even tries to score PR points she will leak the truth.

      I strongly suspect that whatever happened caused Chuck and men in grey to force Bully to rehab – either substance abuse or anger management, maybe therapy. In the social media times, we’ll find out sooner or later.

      • Liz says:

        Father in law and daughter in law getting cancer at exactly the same time is definitely unusual. Especially in a family that will get regular health checks from the finest physicians in the land.

        I agree that behind the scenes something quite different has occurred. And they’re hiding it behind a false narrative.

  38. Julianna says:

    Edit for my comment above. I didn’t get to it in time. I meant to say “like K-Peace” not Sparrow. Was commenting towards Sparrow previously and accidentily said her name instead.

  39. Cathalea says:

    As I said before a few days ago, fake as a $3 bill. Cancer is a means to shut people up, and get some to work these days. But people should be very careful what they wish upon themselves

  40. Dee says:

    Show one outtake or one behind the scenes shot. It would clear it all up. But no, they can’t.

  41. Jean says:

    It’s time to leave these people alone