The stories about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge come fast and furiously — some of them, in fact many of them, are rumour-based — so it’s understandable when they don’t engage. It takes a lot for Kensington Palace to issue denials but a recent report had KP firing out a statement on Kate’s behalf.
Earlier this week, a British plastic surgeon took to Instagram to post a side-by-side pic of Kate, specifically Kate’s forehead, with the caption, “Our Kate loves a bit of baby Botox.” Dr. Munir Somji of Dr. Medi Spa further pointed out in the since-deleted post, “Note the reduction of fine lines on the forehead. But also note the depression of the medial (middle part) brow but elevation of the lateral tail of the brow.” In a rare move, a spokesman for the palace called the post “categorically not true” and told Page Six, “In addition, The Royal Family never endorse commercial activity.”
While the two photos Dr. Somji used for the “before and after” pic do feature Kate looking slightly different, that could be easily explained, whether by savvy makeup or the Duchess simply raising her eyebrows and, you know, expressing herself. In case you were wondering, Baby Botox is simply smaller amounts of botulinum toxin being injected into the face compared to regular Botox, giving the patient subtle, more natural results. However you cut it, baby or regular, Kate’s not getting, nor has she gotten, any work done.
When asked if Kate is or was a client of Dr. Medi Spa, located a short drive from KP, marketing manager Sammy Curry played it coyly, saying, “We wouldn’t be able to disclose whether she is a client or not. We have non-disclosure agreements where we can’t disclose our high-end clients. We absolutely can’t comment at all that she has come to us.”
Dr. Medi Spa initially disabled comments to the IG post but it has since been deleted it entirely. Good thing, too, as it sounds like Kate had a winning legal case on her hands, especially given how Somji referred to Kate as “Our Kate,” though Curry explained it wasn’t about her being the spa’s Kate but, rather, “the U.K.’s Kate.” And it’s not the first time Dr. Medi Spa’s Instagram has featured pics of Kate, and, unless they were threatened with a royal lawsuit, probably won’t be the last.
As for Somji’s post, Curry explained that the doctor “thought it was a good comparison picture to use to show the effects of Botox and obviously baby Botox” and “wanted to show the transformation that it can create and obviously how it can be used for subtle results and how it’s really good for anti-aging.” Whatever Kate does, it’s her body and she has the right to do what she chooses, whether it’s having botox or not.
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