Kate Middleton Shot Her First Magazine Cover Ever
British Vogue is celebrating its 100th birthday with the help of the future queen of England. For its upcoming centennial issue, the UK iteration of the fashion bible will feature Kate Middleton on the cover, marking the first time the Duchess of Cambridge has agreed to participate in a magazine photo shoot.
The series, which includes seven images, was shot by acclaimed British photographer Josh Olins in pastoral Norfolk, England, where Kate and William share a country home.
According to the magazine, Olins was handpicked to helm the most important shoot in its 100-year history for the “quiet elegance” and “relaxed understatement” that characterize his work.
Two of the photos will be hung on the hallowed walls of London’s National Portrait Gallery, as part of the Vogue 100 exhibit, which the duchess is scheduled to visit on May 4.
“To be able to publish a photographic shoot with HRH the Duchess of Cambridge has been one of my greatest ambitions for the magazine,” said British Vogue’s editor in chief, Alexandra Shulman. “I’m delighted the duchess agreed to work with us and the National Portrait Gallery, and as a result of this unique collaboration we have a true celebration of our centenary as well as a fitting tribute to a young woman whose interest in both photography and the countryside is well known.”
The June issue of British Vogue featuring Kate Middleton hits newsstands May 5.
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