In her first fashion photoshoot, Kate Middleton has donned a casual cow girl look in Vogue’s June edition to celebrate the fashion magazine’s 100th anniversary here.
The 34-year-old wife of Prince William will appear on the June cover of the magazine as part of her first fashion shoot, which took place in Britain’s Norfolk countryside near the royal couple’s country residence Anmer Hall in eastern England.
The shoot by photographer Josh Olins was in collaboration with London’s famous National Portrait Gallery, where two images are being displayed in the ‘Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition’.
“Josh has captured the duchess exactly as she is – full of life, with a great sense of humour, thoughtful and intelligent, and in fact, very beautiful,” Nicholas Cullinan, director of the National Portrait Gallery said. The Duchess of Cambridge, who has a keen interest in photography, has been patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012.
“To be able to publish a photographic shoot with the Duchess of Cambridge has been one of my greatest ambitions for the magazine, Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue said.
“The collaboration for the June edition had resulted in “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”, she added.
Royal portraits to have featured in the fashion magazine include Kate’s late mother-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales – who graced the cover four times. The duchess is to visit the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday, Kensington Palace said.