PETA Accuses Kate Middleton of Wearing Fur

SANDRINGHAM, NORFOLK, UK, DECEMBER 30 2011: Prince Harry and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Castle Rising near Sandringham, Norfolk on Christmas eve in matching Wellington boots to watch Prince William play in a football match organised by Lord Howard.(Credit: Newsteam) Johnson Press

Kate Middleton has been photographed several times wearing this fake fur-lined jacket. The International Fur Trade Federation (also known as the IFTF, whose mission is "for Fur Fashion, Fur Style") apparently mistook Kate's coat for real animal pelt, and posted her picture under its "Celebrity Buzz" section. This in turn angered PETA, who reached out to Kate's people. Her communications team has issued the following statement to the IFTF: "Her Royal Highness was not wearing fur... We therefore insist that you remove the photo from your social media page and issue an immediate public retraction of your claim. To state that the Duchess is wearing fur is not only false but offensive."