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Blake Lively appeared to troll Kate Middleton after her Mother’s Day U.K. photo was pulled from news agencies March 10 for being “manipulated.” 

“I’m so excited to share this new photo I just took today,” the Gossip Girl star captioned an Instagram photo of her head blatantly Photoshopped on a distorted woman’s body lounging by a pool, with one of her Betty Buzz drinks in hand. Seemingly poking fun at rumors over Kate’s whereabouts, Blake added in the March 15 post, “Now you know why I’ve been MIA.”

The 36-year-old also announced she’s been working on four new products for her beverage brand, including two mocktails.

Meanwhile, the Betty Buzz account chimed in under the pic, “Haters will say it’s photoshop.”

Fans praised Blake as a marketing “mastermind” for appearing to do a spoof on the conspiracy theories surrounding Kate’s private recovery from abdominal surgery, which were fueled when the royal confessed to editing her family portrait

“Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing,” Kate said in a statement posted by Kensington Palace March 11. “I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused. I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day. C.”

While the 42-year-old has not made any formal public appearances all year, she was spotted by paparazzi leaving Windsor Castle on March 11 in a car with husband Prince William, who was headed to a Commonwealth Day service.

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“It wasn’t until I checked on the back of the camera,” the photographer Jim Bennett told People, “to make sure I had a frame of Prince William that I realized there was someone sitting next to him. It turned out to be Catherine!”

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Before Kate’s next public appearance, read on to see of her best moments over the years.

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Royal in Red

For a Diplomatic Corps reception at Buckingham Palace in December 2022, the Princess of Wales styled her sparkly Jenny Packham gown with several regal accessories, including Queen Elizabeth II‘s Royal Family Order badge, the sash and star of the Royal Victorian Order, diamond frame earrings, a diamond Art Deco brooch and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother‘s famed Lotus Flower Tiara.

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Princess of Style

Shortly after succeeding the Princess of Wales title, Kate wore this stunning Jenny Packham gown with Queen Mary‘s Lover’s Knot tiara to a state dinner in 2022.

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Vision in White

There’s nothing more refreshing than seeing a royal who isn’t afraid to wear an item on numerous occasions. The royal last wore this Barbara Casasola number at the 2016 for the Art Fund awards.

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Elegance at Work

Kate  took the army’s salute in a lovely Catherine Walker coat dress, which she paired with matching clutch and shoes.

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Flaunt It

Kate showed the Americans how it is done in a white gown by Alexander McQueen, the same designer who created her iconic wedding dress.


Tea Party Ready

When in the presence of the Queen it is pretty important to wear your Sunday finest. For the occasion, the Princess of Wales sported a pink coat dress by Alexander McQueen and a fascinator by Juliette Botterill.


Boho Chic

For the Chelsea Flower Show, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a whimsical dress from British label Erdem.

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Sophisticated Suits

Kate wore the matching blazer and skirt combo to The Royal Foundation’s Mental Health in Education conference.

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Gorgeous Gowns

The royal stunned in a white McQueen gown for the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

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Going Green

Kate turned heads in this Eponine London dress for Children’s Mental Health Week.

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Cute and Casual

The royal looked fabulous in a tweed jacket and boots at Islington Community Garden.

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Pretty in Plaid

Kate looked gorgeous in a Q by McQueen green and blue tartan coat dress in Dundee, Scotland.

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Bold and Beautiful

The royal isn’t afraid to rock a bold shade, like this pretty magenta she wore to The Royal Opera House.

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Beautiful in Blue

Kate was all smiles as she watched a flypast to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

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Elegant in Emerald

The mother of three stunned in this number for the Family Action Charity.

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Royal Red

Next to Meghan Markle‘s royal blues, the Duchess of Cambridge’s monochromatic ensemble makes a major impact.

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Teal Time

Kate took a stroll with Prince William in a coat dress, matching hat and black pumps.

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Festive and Chic

Kate have us major holiday fashion inspo in this green and white L.K. Bennett polka dot dress paired with a khaki clutch and matching heels for a visit to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

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Cinderella Story

The princess looked like a real-life Cinderella at a diplomatic reception in this sparkly Jenny Packham gown that featured sheer cap sleeves and clusters of sequins.

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Fabulous Flare

For an official visit to RAF Akrotiri, Kate rocked a business-casual look that included a forest green Smythe blazer paired with navy trousers and a white shirt.

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Pleasant in Plaid

Kate hosted a holiday party in this festive plaid Emilia Wickstead skirt paired with a black Brora cardigan and slouchy black high-heel boots.

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Burgundy Beauty

The royal visitsed UCL Developmental Neuroscience Lab at UCL London in a burgundy Paule Ka blazer and skirt paired with a black turtleneck, tights and heels.

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Buttoned and Belted

Kate stunned in a chic blue coat dress that featured a belted waist, button detailing and a collar paired with matching navy pumps and a black clutch to open the McLaren Automotive’s new Composites Technology Centre.

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Velvet Trim

Kate attended the Remembrance Day service in a dark green coat with button detailing and a velvet trim collar, cuffs and pockets, and paired it with a fuzzy headband and carried a black clutch.

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Aquamarine Dream

For the Tusk Conservation Awards, Kate wore her aquamarine Jenny Packham gown (a stunning look she’s worn before) paired with diamond chandelier earrings, a matching clutch and Jimmy Choo pumps.

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Nice in Navy

The Princess of Wales arrived at Imperial War Museum in a fitted blue sheath dress, nude heels and a matching nude clutch.

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Royal Wedding Style

In honor of Princess Eugenie‘s wedding, Kate wore an all-fuchsia ensemble that included a stunning dress and matching fascinator from Alexander McQueen.

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Chic in Check

The mother of three stunned in a burgundy accented Erdem check print dress paired with a matching clutch and heels.

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Lady in Lavender

Kate looked typically elegant for a mental health summit in this beautiful purple Emilia Wickstead dress, nude heels and an Aspinal leather handbag.

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Cinderella Moment

The royal’s blue taffeta Alexander McQueen gown at the state banquet had all kinds of Disney princess vibes from Queen Mary Lovers Knot tiara to Princess Diana’s Collingwood pearl earrings.

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