Lovers Get Royal Airbrush Treatment

Perfectly unreal
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 13, 2010 3:22 AM CST
A little touch up to make it just right, says source.   (AP Photo/Clarence House Press Office/Copyright 2010 Mario Testino, ho)
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(Newser) – Off with their pimples! Even the delicious Kate Middleton and her handsome prince aren't comely enough to escape airbrushing. The couple's official engagement portraits were digitally touched up by photographer Mario Testino before they were released by St. James’s Palace, reports the Telegraph. But it was only "minimal," insists a source. “The final portraits amount to a piece of art, rather like the official paintings that would have been done in previous generations, and so they were touched up a little to get them just right," said the insider.

Nothing significant was altered, such as thickening the prince's rapidly receding hair. Kate, 28, opted to choose her own wardrobe and do her own hair and makeup. “It was a fun, relaxed, jovial atmosphere and took about two hours in total,” said a source. Testino said the two were "brimming with happiness."

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