10.Tatler and Princess Eugenie: Look What they did to my Heir

by Tony Quinn

tatler magazine cover Princess Eugenie 2008 apr

Birthday photographs of Princess Eugenie, 6th in line to the English throne, were touched up both on the cover and inside Tatler magazine in April 2008. Whitening eyes and teeth and removing skin blemishes would be standard on such magazines, but the treatment here went further, as the Daily Mirror article below pointed out in great detail a few days later. The touching up in Photoshop included:

  1. Teeth: whitened and gaps filled
  2. Jawline: smoothed and puppy fat removed
  3. Nose: smoothed to look sleeker
  4. Boobs: reduced for svelte look
  5. Skin: given 'an exagerated porcelain appearance'
  6. Neck, shoulders and upper arms: slimmed down
  7. Figure: curves removed to take her down a dress size

Princess Eugenie altered by Tatler in Daily mirror

Commentators raised the issue of how young women were being treated in magazines and the example added to the controversy about whether such artificial perfection was damaging their view of themselves.

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