The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has been revealed as the cover star for Vogue’s centenary issue. According to CNN, “as part of a partnership with the British National Portrait Gallery, the Duchess of Cambridge will appear on the centenary issue of the fashion magazine and have two of her portraits hung in the gallery.”
The portraits, shot by British photographer Josh Olins for Vogue show Kate Middleton in the Norfolk countryside in a casual, relaxed setting. This is the first cover Kate has actually consented to. She is on magazine covers all of the time. But before British Vogue, she’d never actually consented to one.
“Josh Olins’ work is known for its quiet elegance, the character he captures from his sitters, and a degree of relaxed understatement,” Vogue said. “The series of images capture The Duchess in casual informal wear and reflect her love of the countryside.”
The two portraits in the National Gallery will be on display until May 22, according to Vogue. Kate Middleton was involved in selecting pieces for the shoot – from Burberry to Petit Bateau – along with Vogue’s fashion director Lucinda Chambers and editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman. The resulting images – captured outdoors in January this year – are the most personal and natural royal portraits ever undertaken by Vogue, which has also photographed Diana, Princess of Wales, Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother, and the Queen over the past 100 years.
The June 2016 centenary issue of Vogue will be available to download from Thursday, May 5th, 2016.
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