The Duchess of Cambridge Covers British Vogue's Centenary Issue

Posted on May 1, 2016

Duchess of Cambridge on cover of British Vogue June 2016 issue

The Duchess of Cambridge graces the cover of British Vogue's centenary issue. She wears a Burberry hat, blouse and a brown suede jacket on the June 2016 cover which was photographed by Josh Olins in the Norfolk countryside. This is the first magazine shoot for the Duchess.

Vogue says the Duchess is dressed casually in the photographs to reflect her love of Norfolk and the countryside. She helped select the pieces for the shoot, which include looks from Burberry and Petit Bateau.

Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, says in a statement, "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. 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."

Photographer Olins says, "It's a privilege to have been chosen to photograph the Duchess of Cambridge for the centenary issue of British Vogue and an honour that two of those portraits will hang in the National Portrait Gallery. This was the Duchess's first sitting for a magazine and she was a joy to work with, a natural. I am extremely grateful to Alexandra Shulman for placing her faith in me for such an important and historic assignment."

The Duchess wears a striped shirt as she leans against a fence in another one of the photographs. There is also a black and white photograph of Princess Kate. The issue will include a ten page shoot. Two images from the shoot will be included at the upcoming Vogue 100 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. You can find the other photographs here on vogue.co.uk.

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