Doctored image of Prince George wielding a machete used to sell toy on Amazon


The second in line to the throne appears to wield a toy blade in the image posted on Amazon.

George appears in shorts and a striped jumper with a whale motif in the photo taken at the Waleses’ rural retreat, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

It was seemingly being used to advertise the wooden machete and axe set.

Publication of the image comes with strict rules around its use, including a ban on its being used in merchandising, advertising or in books.


Prince George appears at a walkabout outside Sandringham on Christmas Day (Image: Getty)


George appears in an image doctored to show him with a toy machete (Image: Amazon)

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Frank Aldridge spotted the picture while shopping for Christmas presents for his grandchildren.

He told The Sun: “I nearly dropped my cup of tea while I was browsing present ideas for my grandkids.

“There was Prince George looking like an extra from Pirates of the Caribbean.

“I don’t suppose this has the royal seal of approval.”


The Waleses attend the Christmas Day service at Sandringham (Image: Getty)


King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla lead the royals during a walkabout at Sandringham (Image: Getty)

Amazon told the same publication: “All sellers must follow our guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action, including potential removal of their account. The image in question has been removed.”

Mr Porteous’s latest image of the Waleses shows their Royal Highnesses in Norfolk and was featured on the royals’ Christmas card this year.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry chose an image of themselves at the Ripple of Hope Awards ceremony for their Christmas card.

Body language and behaviour expert Darren Stanton compared the two royal families’ Christmas cards for

He said: “Prince William and Kate are showing genuine smiles and enjoying a family moment while dressed casually in the photo they’ve selected for their Christmas card.

“As they hold hands with the children they are not pushing any agenda, merely showing themselves in a very natural setting as they match and mirror each other in their posture.

“They seem to be genuinely enjoying each other’s company and are keen to share this familial joy through their Christmas message.


Elizabeth II appears with Charles, Camilla, Kate, William, George, Charlotte and Louis at the palace (Image: Getty)

“By holding hands it could also be said they are putting on a united front to show the strength they feel as a family.”

He continued: “Harry and Meghan, however, have chosen to go in quite a different direction with their choice.

“They went along with a different theme which communicates their brand as a couple as opposed to a family snap.

“It is more so a look at their professional lives rather than seeing them in a domestic setting alongside their two children as they appear smartly dressed at an event.

However, Harry and Meghan still look “happy” according to the body language expert.


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