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Piers Morgan questions Kate Middleton’s healthy Mother’s Day photo, claims she’s ‘thinner’ post-surgery

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As conspiracy theorists obsess over Kate Middleton’s farm stand appearance, Piers Morgan still has questions about the Princess of Wales’ edited Mother’s Day snap.

“I’m not convinced that the picture of Kate herself was taken the week before,” the journalist, 58, told TMZ in a clip from the outlet’s “Where is Kate Middleton?” special, airing Thursday.

“I know somebody who saw her that week who said she didn’t look anything like the picture,” he continued. “It was just somebody who bumped into her who knows her who said she looked a lot thinner than she did in the picture.”

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The journalist is “not convinced” it was taken recently. GC Images
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He claims to have spoken with someone who “bumped into” the “thinner” Princess of Wales. WireImage
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“I do not believe that’s an accurate reflection of how she accurately looks,” he told TMZ. GC Images

Morgan clarified, “Kate is pretty thin anyway and she was described to me as being thinner than usual [after her January abdominal surgery].”

Since Middleton, 42, appeared “absolutely blooming with good health” in the family photo with Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5, the “Piers Morgan Uncensored” host doubts it is a recent shot.

“I do not believe that’s an accurate reflection of how she accurately looks at the time,” he stated.

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Middleton’s Mother’s Day photo made headlines for editing flubs earlier this month. Prince of Wales/Kensington Palac / MEGA
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The Princess of Wales has since apologized for causing “confusion.” Anadolu via Getty Images

After the portrait was shared on March 10, royal fans were quick to point out mismatched zippers, blurry hands and more potential Photoshop errors.

Middleton confessed to “occasionally experiment[ing] with editing” as an “amateur photographer” the following day.

“I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused,” she wrote in a March 11 statement. “I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day. C.”

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She defended “experiment[ing] with editing” as an “amateur photographer.” Getty Images
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Eagle-eyed fans spotted mismatched zippers, blurry hands and more in the family photo. Getty Images

On Tuesday, another of Middleton’s portraits was deemed “digitally enhanced” by Getty Images as the photo agency revisited past shots.

The picture in question featured Queen Elizabeth II posing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in April 2022.

Editing aside, Middleton also sent tongues wagging when she and Prince William visited a Windsor farmer’s market on Saturday.

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Middleton caused further confusion with her farmer’s market outing this weekend. The Sun
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Conspiracy theorists believe a body double stepped out with Prince William. Jane Barlow/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

When photos of the weekend outing made headlines Monday, many social media users speculated about the use of a body double.

Andy Cohen summed up the suspicions, tweeting, “That ain’t Kate.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tech CEO pal Christopher Bouzy, meanwhile, posted old videos to question Kate’s height difference from her husband in the new pictures.

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The palace has not issued a statement on the viral online chatter. Getty Images
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Middleton is recovering from a January abdominal surgery. WireImage

Palace sources told Page Six the outing was initially meant to “put an end to” conspiracy theories.

Cricketer Kevin Pietersen came to Middleton’s defense via X on Tuesday, claiming he has seen her “in the last couple days.”

He concluded, “Let K who is recovering from an operation recover. Leave her and her beautiful family alone!!!!”

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