A hundred years is a long time! There’s a lot you could do in that time. Like go through every page of DListed. Or sample every brand of boxed wine. That’s all I can think of, really. It’s also a big enough number that it warrants a celebration or something special. British Vogue has chosen to commemorate their old ass birthday by having Duchess Kate on their cover. How very patriotic! Well, sort of, it’s not like she’s a princess…
Making this Precious Moments figurine even more limited edition is the fact that this is the first magazine shoot that Kate has consented to. Yes, she’s everywhere, but there’s a difference between being on the cover of Vogue and having a tabloid print half naked pap photos of you, although I know which option I’d choose. And let’s be honest, she needs some good photo press after the disaster at the Taj Mahal.
Vogue have released three of the ten photos so far and Kate has agreed for two of the images to go up in the National Portrait Gallery as part of Vogue‘s Vogue 100 exhibition. British Vogue editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman, of the shoot, said:
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.
Nicholas Cullinan, director of the NPG, continued the royal ass-kissery with:
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. Not only do they reflect her love of the countryside, interest in photography and championing of the National Portrait Gallery as our very committed patron, but they also encapsulate what Vogue has always done so brilliantly – to pair the best photographers with the great personalities of the day, in order to reflect broader shifts in culture and society. We had fun in making and choosing these images, and I hope that comes across.
Adding to the photos of royals super excitement is that, via Twitter, they’ve released new pictures of Princess Charlotte. I hope that one day, when she’s older, Charlotte finds fun in tormenting her mother over their titles. “Go to my room?! How dare a lowly Duchess speak thusly to a Princess?! Speak to me one more time and I shall send you to the dungeons, peasant!”
Check out her other Vogue shots and Princess Charlotte below:
Pics: British Vogue, Twitter