From meticulously planned trips to India to international events at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess of Cambridge is known around the world for her stunning style — so it’s hard to believe that she’s never posed for a fashion magazine, but it’s true. Daily Mail is reporting that in celebration of the 100th anniversary of British Vogue, the dazzling Duchess is appearing in her first-ever fashion spread for the magazine’s June cover issue and is doing in the most remarkable way — dressed down!
In a series of portraits that Vogue and the National Portrait Gallery collaborated on, Duchess Kate is seen relaxing in casual but chic ensembles as she spends time in the England’s Norfolk countryside. Instead of ball gowns and ballrooms, the beloved royal opted to be in more comfortable attire and a more serene, natural location — and that’s why we love her!
The photos, which were styled by Vogue Fashion Director Lucinda Chamber and taken by British photographer Josh Olin, aim to show the Duchess in a relaxed and happy environment, says the outlet.
Two of the photographs of the Duchess are currently being displayed in the current “Vogue 100: A Century of Style” exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. However seven photographs of Duchess Kate, and an article, will also appear in British Vogue’s June issue.
On the cover, Duchess Kate wears a fedora hat from Beyond Retro and a brown double-breasted suede riding coat over a white shirt, which are both from Burberry, reports the Daily Mail.In one photo, the mother of two wears an eye-catching black and red striped long-sleeved top from Petit Bateau, which runs for a $75, and a pair of and black Burberry pants. The queen-to-be is featured smiling in front of a stone wall as she leans on a wooden fence. The 34-year-old sapphire and diamond engagement ring, previously worn by her mother-in-law Princess Diana, is prominently featured in the image.
Following with tradition, Duchess Kate’s late mother-in-law was on the cover of Vogue four times — three times during her life and once posthumously. In August 1981, she was photographed by Lord Snowdon before she married Prince Charles. She was later shot by Patrick Demarchelier in July 1994 and also in December 1991. Two months after her death, Princess Diana appeared on the magazine’s cover in October 1997 for a special tribute issue to her. Valentino, Mario Testino, Manolo Blahnik and John Galliano paid tribute to the princess, who died in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.
British Vogue’s centenary issue will be on newsstands and available to download on May 5.