Magazine Cover Of Kate Middleton With Rotten Teeth Sparks Outrage

Kate Middleton is admired around the globe for her beauty and elegance, so Britons aren’t taking kindly to the July 12, 2012 cover of the U.S.-based New Republic magazine that features their beloved Duchess with yellowed, decaying teeth.

The unflatteringly retouched photo superimposes the 30-year-old onto a frayed Union Jack along with the headline, “Something’s Rotten. The Last Days of Britain.” The special issue, published in the run up to the London Olympics, contains a number of articles on England’s decline, including a critique of British soccer.

Reactions from across the pond have ranged from anger over Catherine’s ugly image to disgust with Americans’ stereotype of the English as all having brown, crooked teeth. A Mirror reader wrote: “Now how would Americans like it if our political magazines featured obese burger-munching Americans on its front cover? They’d be the first to complain.”


However, not everyone is taking offense. “I prefer the photo shopped picture, it makes her look like a ‘normal British person,'”
wrote another Mirror reader. “Remember us? We are the ones that really have teeth like that whilst our tax pays for the likes of her to have perfect teeth.”

The Daily Mail reports that Middleton did have her teeth straightened and whitened by orthodontist Dr. Didier Fillion before her 2011 wedding to Prince William. Treatments can cost as much as $15,000. It’s speculated that she wore hidden braces that closed a gap behind her two front teeth. The image isn’t enough to turn off diehard Duchess fans, though. “It’s satire, get over it! I for one think she still looks lovely with rotten teeth,” wrote one reader of the  Mail.

So, what do you think of Kate Middleton’s “makeover”? Is it too offensive, or can you easily shrug it off as satire?

Source: Yahoo News

Image: The Inquisitr

Duchess of Cambridge Shows Off Hockey Skills in Tight Jeans

The Duchess of Cambridge showed off something new Thursday during a surprise visit to London’s Olympic Park – hockey skills.

Kate, 30, who played hockey in school and even served as her high school’s team captain, joined in the game with players from Team GB, as part ofher role as ambassador to the British squads. Confessing to pre-game jitters, she said, “This is going to be so embarrassing. My brain thinks I can do all these wonderful things but my body just doesn’t play ball.” Donning coral pink jeans and grey GB sweatshirt and Adidas sneakers, Kate finally scored a goal after three or four attempts.


The last time she was seen in public with a hockey stick in hand was during last summer’s tour of Canada, and back then she didn’t dare shoot a puck. That she left to husband William.

Later Thursday – after a quick outfit change into a grey Orla Kiely dress and black pumps – Kate spent time with her in laws, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at Dulwich Picture Gallery, where she was introduced to The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts.

Greeted by 150 cheering school children waving Union Jack flags, the royal trio met with the children, teachers and artists involved in the charity, which aims to help disadvantaged children relate to art.

Source: People

Image: ABC News