Royal seal of approval!
An insider spilled to Radar, the royal rebels got photo approval before the issue hit newsstands.
“The couples' perfect skin and shining bright eyes have all been retouched, however, it’s the major work that has been done to give Harry suspiciously fuller hair that stands out the most,” a source dished of the widely-criticized snap.
“Harry wouldn’t be the first celebrity who has had a little help in the hair department after a photoshoot,” the insider continued, adding: “but he might be the first to have completely changed his hairline without wearing a wig.”
In the past, members of the royal family have been included in Time's 100 special issue, but this is the first time a member of the Royal family agreed to do a photo shoot.
One reason Harry might have been so hands-on is he wanted to hide his receding hairline. “Harry is concerned about losing his hair. It is his Achilles Heel which is why the image was changed in post-production. TIME wouldn’t have changed his hair, unless he asked them to do it,” another source explained.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were named among TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, but their cover shot was immediately roasted after it surfaced online. “Is Harry wearing a rug? Or just overdone the air brushing?” one user wrote on Twitter.
Online haters didn’t hesitate to point out that the photograph was “fake,” and that the pair appear to look “plastic” due to the hefty amounts of alleged retouching. “Jesus I thought this was a parody account with a clearly photoshopped creepy cover. Then I noticed the blue tick. Wow has @TIME fallen. Hard,” another user wrote.
Conservative mouthpiece Candace Owens took aim at the former Suits actress for allowing the 37-year-old son of the late Princess Diana to take part in the shoot, which she deemed “pathetic.”
“I honestly cannot,” she tweeted on Wednesday, September 15, before slamming Markle. “The live emasculation of Prince Harry continues. I would never want my husband to be embarrassed like this in front of the world.”