Things get hairy for Prince William in Vanity Fair cover

American magazine Vanity Fair has become the subject of mockery after it printed a family snap of Prince William sporting a suspiciously fulsome head of hair.

The famously sparse on top Prince has been battling a receding hairline in recent years but appeared to lose his male pattern baldness in the latest shot, eliciting dark talk of digital trickery and photo manipulation on the part of the magazine’s editors.

Conceding it did manipulate the colours in the pic to make it appear more ‘vibrant’ the publication insisted it did not add any hair to the shot of the Duke and Duchess cooing over Prince George.

The apparent attempt at flattery was spotted by fashion website Racked, which commented: “'Upon comparison it is undeniable that Vanity Fair has photoshopped a little more hair onto that head. Le scandal!”

A spokesperson for Vanity Fair responded to The Telegraph: “We gave the image a poster-like palette. Because it is a cover image, the colours are richer and more graphic and vibrant. We obviously did not add more hair.

“His face, head and shoulders were just darkened as though he was a bit in the shadow... which put more emphasis on Prince George.”

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