Kate Middleton has had to pose for her fair share of photographs ever since she married into the Royal family back in 2011, but now the Duchess can officially claim to be a cover star.
It was unveiled this weekend that Kate is the star of Vogue UK’s centenary issue, and will solely appear on the magazine’s cover when it hits shelves on May 5. Of course, it’s a pretty huge deal for the publication as it’s the first magazine shoot Kate has ever consented to – one that’s guaranteed to go down in history.
The images, captured by esteemed photographer Josh Olins in the Norfolk countryside, show the Duchess in a relaxed nature, smiling warmly at the camera.
While her clothing is decidedly casual in the series of shots, it’s clear that she feels comfortable in every outfit. Though, we have to admit, we’d have loved to see her rocking Dior or Chanel couture floorsweepers…
Kate’s personal love of photography and portraiture is, of course, well documented, with Royal officials often treating us to candid shots of her she and Prince William’s two children – Prince George and Princess Charlotte – taken by Kate herself.
It’s this love, coupled with the fact that she is a patron of the National Portrait Gallery, that she has also agreed for two images from the shoot to go on display for the public to view in the prestigious gallery.
We don’t know about you, but we’ll be hotfooting it down to the NPG to see them up-close for ourselves. Not London-based? Don’t worry – the collection will head to Manchester – along with other imagery from Vogue’s extensive archive – at the end of May.