A commoner has been blabbing about the personal life of a Duchess, and for the first time in a while, it’s not Thomas Markle gossiping to the press about Duchess Meghan. This story is entirely much more random and gossipy. A British plastic surgeon has been spilling what he claims are the alleged Botox habits of Duchess Kate, and Kensington Palace isn’t happy.
According to Page Six, the source of Duchess Kate’s Botox rumor was Dr. Munir Somji, British plastic surgeon who runs the Dr. Medispa clinic, which specializes in things like fillers, injections, lasers, peels – basically cosmetic skincare work. Dr. Somji recently posted a before and after picture of Duchess Kate on Instagram – wrinkled vs. smooth – alongside a caption about a procedure called “baby Botox.”
The post was deleted but screenshots are forever:
“Our Kate loves a bit of baby Botox. Patients come from far and wide to see me for this procedure. It truly is so simple…There is no excuse for doctors to leave patients with brows on the floor. 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. The magic of baby Botox is that it does not leave you feeling so heavy and provides you with a subtle reduction of lines as well as a better eyebrow position. Now 90% of my patients have baby Botox and are happy even at 3-4 months post treatment.”
Dr. Somji has posted many before and afters on his Instagram account, and they appear to be from actual clients taken in the clinic. So while Dr. Somji might have been click-baiting with that before and after of Kate’s face, the implication was that she’s a client. Kensington Palace set the record straight with a statement slapping at Dr. Somji for accusing Duchess Kate of getting any kind of Botox, and for posting her picture on his Instagram account.
In a statement to the New York Post, a spokesman for Kensington Palace says that the Dr. Medispa post is “categorically not true” and “in addition, The Royal Family never endorse commercial activity.”
Page Six called Dr. Medispa and asked about whether Kate was a client, they played coy and said:
“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.”
The Chiltern Street location of Dr. Medispa is only a 10 minute drive from Kensington Palace.
Kensington Palace doesn’t often respond to the gossip around Duchess Kate or Prince William, so it’s a little strange that they would leap into action over some Botox before and after talk. And they didn’t even need to address it either. Duchess Kate is a real-life princess, which means she doesn’t use Botox like a commoner. If her face happens to look well-rested and smooth, it’s probably because the birds and mice – the ones that help her hair look so perfect – must have slipped a fancy silk pillowcase on her pillow the night before.