Monday, 12 December 2016

The Royal 2016: Kate in Vogue

The Duchess of Cambridge for the June Centenary Issue of British Vogue by Josh Olins

The Duchess of Cambridge cemented her place as a style star this year by appearing on the front cover of Vogue.  Kate starred in the June edition in a set of photos that were instantly poured over and dissected. She joined a long list of royals who have appeared on the front cover of Vogue while later in the year, Princess Eugenie starred in Harper's Bazaar. And she later attended an exhibition of the photos - all as part of the magazine's centenary. Here's a look back at Kate, the Vogue cover star.

Kate at the Vogue exhibition - here's a look back at her time on the cover of a magazine
(photo Kensington Royal Instagram)

The duchess was photographed for the magazine by Josh Olins. The special pictures are a collaboration between British Vogue and the National Portrait Gallery - Kate has been its patron since 2012. As well as becoming a cover star, there are more images of the Duchess of Cambridge inside the magazine and several will be part of an exhibition at the gallery.

The photos were taken in Norfolk and very relaxed with not a tiara in sight. As the photos were tweeted out, Kensington Palace said that Kate was 'incredibly grateful' to Vogue and the National Portrait Gallery for asking her to take part in the shoot. She'll be visiting the exhibition herself on May 4th.

And Kate does quirky in her first formal shoot for a magazine, adding a vintage hat to her cover girl look. It's all very Vogue, with the Duchess choosing a Burberry coat and shirt for what will no doubt become one of the most famous photos of the year.

The photos mark 100 years of Vogue and celebrate the way it has become a platform for famous fashion portraiture. And with Kate as a cover girl, there's no doubt that the June Centenary Issue is going to become  a very well known part of its history as well.

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