Trump says altered photo of Princess of Wales ‘shouldn’t be a big deal’

Donald Trump Dismisses Controversial Edited Photo of Princess Catherine and Her Children as “Minor Doctoring”

Former United States President Donald Trump has downplayed the significance of the controversial photograph of Catherine, Princess of Wales, and her three children that was recalled by global news agencies due to allegations of editing. In an interview with Britain’s GB News, Trump stated, “That shouldn’t be a big deal because everybody doctors.”

The former president further explained, “You look at these movie actors and you see a movie actor and you meet him, and you say, ‘Is that the same person in the picture?’ And I looked at that actually, and it was a very minor doctoring. I don’t understand why there could be such a howl over that.”

The photograph in question, which marked Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom, was the first official picture of the princess since she underwent abdominal surgery in January. However, hours after its release by Kensington Palace, four major photo agencies issued “kill notices,” expressing concerns about potential editing.

Additionally, Getty Images reported that a photograph taken by the Princess of Wales of the late Queen Elizabeth with some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren months before her death had been “digitally enhanced.” News Finder found signs of alteration in as many as 19 places within the image.

Trump also commented on Prince Harry, Catherine’s brother-in-law, during the interview. He suggested that if Harry had lied about past drug use on his US visa application form, “they’ll have to take appropriate action.”

When GB News host Nigel Farage asked if this could mean Harry being barred from the United States, Trump responded, “Oh, I don’t know. You’ll have to tell me. You just have to tell me.”

Trump emphasized that Harry, who now resides in California, should not receive special treatment due to his membership in the British royal family. The conservative Heritage Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the US government to determine if proper procedures were followed when granting Harry a US visa, as evidence of past drug use can be grounds for rejection under US immigration law.

In January 2023, Harry confessed to taking various recreational party drugs in his memoir “Spare.”