Cinderella and the British Royal Wedding

An image showing the Disney animated characters juxtaposed with the British royal family has gone viral. But is it really what it seems?

From Robert Niles
Posted May 12, 2011 at 9:43 PM
Okay, I've seen this image three times today, so being the party pooper that I am, it's time for me to shoot it down.

Here's the image: a darling compilation of images from Walt Disney's Cinderella and the recent royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, showing how life imitates art.

Cinderella and the Royal Wedding

Unfortunately, it's a Photoshop job. Here's the original image of Cinderella and her Prince, from the animated film:

The real Cinderalla image

And here are the step-sisters:

The step-sisters

Someone swapped the colors to make them match the outfits and hair color of the royal family from last month's wedding. Nice job, but it isn't the example of life imitating art that some fans have believed.

To be fair though, the Duchess really is as thin as a cartoon princess.

From Lauren Hayhurst
Posted May 13, 2011 at 1:18 AM
Nice one Robert! I would have been duped except Cinderella's hair is blond, everyone knows that! Pretty convincing attempt though...and Beatrice and Eugaine's hats certainly did belong to the Ugly Sisters.

From Ashleigh Noad
Posted May 13, 2011 at 2:38 AM
Haha, I agree with Lauren there about the hats. The comparison of Eugenie and Beatrice to the ugly step-sisters is clever, I wouldn't have thought of that!

From Lauren Hayhurst
Posted May 13, 2011 at 6:19 AM
Ha ha, I agree! I do think Kate and Will were very fairytale though - did you watch the footage on the day? The horse drawn carriage was gorgeous and her dress...The lace and embroidery were so beautiful.

I think I enjoyed it mostly because my husband and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary the very next day, so it was to get in the wedding-mood! There were no ugly sisters at my wedding though... (And I got married in purple, more Jasmin than Cinderelly!)

From Jeff Elliott
Posted May 13, 2011 at 6:43 AM
If you want something else that is pretty funny about the royal wedding (and somewhat related to Cinderella), here is a link to an article about "Operation Pumpkin"

Pretty certain this one is fake...yet funny...although it took me all of the way to the last paragraph before I was like, Hey, wait a minute...

From Robert Niles
Posted May 13, 2011 at 6:54 AM
Awesome link, Jeff!

From Lauren Hayhurst
Posted May 13, 2011 at 7:44 AM
That is HILARIOUS. I loved:

"Clarence House wanted a full mile," says our source. "But we said come on, play fair, she's in her wedding dress and there has to be some limit on the overtime budget."

And 'on-the-spot reconcilliation'... classic.

From Terri Pierce
Posted May 13, 2011 at 3:15 PM
The hair is what caught my attention. They shouldnt have changed it to such a dark brown and more people would have just accepted it.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted May 13, 2011 at 4:40 PM
I am such a dork that I caught the photoshop ;/

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