Prince George in the original picture and the Us Weekly cover From left to right: Chris Jackson/Pool—Reuters; US Weekly

Prince George Gets a New Look

Apr 25, 2014

Is nobody safe? US Weekly has been accused of photoshopping 9-month-old Prince George, son of Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton, for their cover this week.

As you can see in the picture, his skin looks tanner (with rosier cheeks), his eyes seem enhanced and his hair color darker. All unnecessary changes in our opinion. He's pretty darn cute as is.

Us Weekly denied photoshopping the little prince. In a statement to TIME, a spokesperson at US Weekly said, "The original image used for the Prince George cover was dark and bluish in tone and needed to be given an overall color shift for printing purposes. By no means did we go in and alter the color of his eyes or cheeks in this process."

Prince George's color shift comes on the heels of a series of photoshopping controversies surrounding other (usually female) celebrities, including Lorde, Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling. But these are all adult (or at least teenage women), not babies.

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Prince George, fourth left, stands with other flower boys and girls after the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church onMay 20, 2017 in Englefield, England.Pool/Getty Images
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In this October handout image provided by Kensington Palace on Dec. 18, 2015, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose for a portrait with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Queen Elizabeth II with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren in the Green Drawing Room, part of Windsor Castle's semi-State apartments in Windsor England. The children are: James, Viscount Severn, 8-years-old, left, and Lady Louise, 12-years-old, second left, the children of The Earl and Countess of Wessex; Mia Tindall, holding The Queen's handbag, the two year-old-daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall; Savannah 5-years-old, third right, and Isla Phillips, 3-years-old, right, daughters of The Queen's eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn; Prince George, 2-years-old, second right, and in The Queen's arms and in the tradition of Royal portraiture, the youngest great-grandchild, Princess Charlotte, 11-months-old, children of Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge, April 20, 2016.
The firstborn of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is a busy toddler. Now three years old, Prince George has been photographed doing everything from helping his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II mark her 90th birthday to meeting President Obama in a bathrobe. Here's a look back at some of his most memorable moments. Prince George with the family pet dog, Lupo, at his home in Norfolk, Britain, in mid-July. Kensington Palace released the image to mark his third birthday on July 22, 2016.
Britain's Prince George points as he and his father, Prince William, look at a 'Squirrel' helicopter during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in western England on July 8, 2016.
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Prince George meets President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in April 2016. The robe that he wore later sold out.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a short private skiing break in the French Alps on March 3, 2016.
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Britain's Prince George's first birthday at the Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London on July 2, 2014.
Prince George of Cambridge walks holding his mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's hand as they watch Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry play in the Jerudong Trophy charity polo match at Cirencester Park Polo Club on June 15, 2014 in Cirencester, England.
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From left: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge along with baby Prince George visit Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014 in Sydney.
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son, Prince George, at St Mary's Hospital in London on July 23, 2013.
Prince George, fourth left, stands with other flower boys and girls after the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matth

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