Lesson of Kate-Gate? Bad Photoshop = good publicity! Royals gain 110K followers

Princess of Wales and graph
(Image credit: Kensington Palace)

Three days ago the media was in uproar over image agencies issuing a so-called kill-notice over some fairly easily spotted Photoshopping in the Princess of Wales's family photo. Now the incident is in the rearview mirror, with an admission of "experiment[ing] with editing" made by the princess herself, the real lesson might be more interesting – the royal social media accounts have surged by a total of over 110,000 followers in the brief window since the image was posted.

Instrack app screengrab of @princeandprincessofwales instagram stats (Image credit: Instrack)

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