Kate Middleton: The Icon Duchess
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is the cover star for Vogue’s centenary issue. Photographed by Josh Olins in the Norfolk countryside. Kate Middleton is in a 10 page shoot in the June 2016 issue, the first magazine shoot that she consented to. The images see Kate dressed casually, reflecting her love of the countryside and particularly Norfolk, where she lives much of the time with her family. “It’s a huge honour and incredibly exciting for us to have HRH The Duchess of Cambridge featuring on the cover of British Vogue and as part of our centenary issue,” Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman said.
“For me personally it has been a wonderful experience to have had the opportunity to work with her on this, and I am immensely proud of what we have produced. This special issue of the magazine is very close to my heart as it had to reflect on 100 years of British Vogue, and so I am hugely grateful that we have been able to continue with our tradition of outstanding royal portraiture with these pictures.”The Duchess of Cambridge’s Vogue portraits have now been installed at the National Portrait Gallery and can be viewed by visitors from May 1 2016.
The pictures, one black-and-white headshot, and another image in colour, were hung in the 2010s room. For the next three weeks those attending the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition can see the images of the Duchess as part of the magazine’s anniversary exhibition. Kate plans to visit the exhibition on Wednesday May 4, to see the images for herself. On May 22 the exhibition closes and the images will travel with the rest of the show to Manchester Art Gallery in June.
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