London: Just hours after Kate’s first official painting was unveiled at the national portrait gallery, it has fallen victim to the viral treatment.
Some pranksters gave the image a Celia Gimenez makeover – replacing Kate with the “monkey face” the 80-year-old Spanish woman painted over a 19th century fresco of Jesus in her botched attempt at restoring it, the Mirror reported.
Other web jokers appeared to have subjected the picture of the usually slim to the smartphone ‘FatBooth’ app, giving her chubby cheeks and a huge double chin.
Following criticism that the portrait was too dark and eerie, some photoshoppers replaced Kate’s face with that of Ghostbuster’s villain Vigo the Carpathian.
Other’s superimposed the portrait over a Twilight advert, dubbing Kate the “Grandmother of the Vampires”.