Over the past 24 hours, stories on the Huffington Post and Jezebel blogs have implied that Grazia altered the image of the Duchess of Cambridge on the cover of the current issue of the magazine, in order to make her look slimmer.
Grazia prides itself on being a publication that champions women and women’s bodies, and we have no reason to make Catherine Middleton appear thinner.
We know that many of our readers will be aware that it is common practice to retouch and enhance images to fit the style of a publication; both in tabloid and broadsheet newspapers and in magazines.
However, in this instance, Grazia did not make any changes to the image of the Duchess of Cambridge in order to make her look slimmer than she is. We did, however, remove the Duke; and the Duchess' arm was adapted in order to fill in the resulting gap.
Eagle-eyed readers might have also noticed that Catherine didn't leave the Abbey with a full-length Union Jack flag behind her...
We also want to thank you for our amazing response to our special Royal Wedding souvenir issue. Like you, we loved every second of this momentous global event, and we hope that shows in the magazine that we produced.