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Kate stars on Vogue’s 100th birthday cover

This evening, Kensington Palace announced that Kate will star on the cover of Vogue magazine’s June issue:

Kate Middleton Vogue Cover

The photographs were a collaboration between The National Portrait Gallery and Vogue to celebrate the magazine’s 100th birthday.  Kensington Palace say that Vogue has been a “leading champion of British portraiture since 1916”.

Kate Middleton in Vogue

British photographer Josh Olins captured the casual images of Kate in the Norfolk countryside in January this year. The images reflect Kate’s love of the countryside.

Kate Middleton in Vogue Magazine

A spokesperson for Kate said:

“Vogue has given a platform to some of the most renowned photographers in this country’s history. The Duchess is incredibly grateful to the team at Vogue and the National Portrait Gallery for asking her to take part”.

In addition, two portraits from the shoot were installed at the National Portrait Gallery this evening.  They’re featured in the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition.

Kate Middleton's Vogue Magazine Pictures on Display at the NPG

Kate, who is Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, will visit the exhibition next Wednesday (4th May) to see the images on display in the gallery for the first time.

Kate Middleton's Vogue Magazine Pictures on Display at the NPG

From Vogue Magazine:

“The images see the Duchess dressed casually, reflecting her love of the countryside and particularly Norfolk, where she lives much of the time with her family. She was involved in selecting pieces for the shoot – from Burberry to Petit Bateau – along with Vogue‘s fashion director Lucinda Chambers and editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman.”

The ‘Vogue 100: A Century of Style’ exhibition will run at the NPG in London until May 22 before moving to Manchester.  Tickets are still available from

The June 2016 centenary issue of Vogue will be on newsstands nationwide and available to download from Thursday May 5. 

Kate’s outfits:

In one of the photos, Kate is wearing Petit Bateau’s Women’s Striped T-Shirt in Smoking Blue and Peps Red.

Petit Bateau top

Here’s how Petit Bateau describe the top:

This T-shirt with an admiral neck is made in our original 1×1 rib highlighted with very graphic stripes in the same width. It has a straight cut and a pocket that features a surprising vertical stripe in the opposite direction to the T-shirt stripes. Very fresh and contemporary, it’s an indispensable item for the summer.

The top costs £35 / $75 (other currencies are available – choose your country on the bottom right of the website, or on the “store locator page”.)  The top also comes in blue/cream and black/cream:

Sadly, the top is now sold out.  However, Petit Bateau told me they will be restocking the top and taking preorders soon!  Yay!

Petit Bateau will restock the red/blue stripe top soon

In the other photos, Kate wears a $7500 (approx £5,100) Burberry jacket in ‘charcoal brown’:

Kate Middleton Burberry Coat

Here’s how Burberry describe the coat:

“A suede coat cut with a classic double-breasted closure and wide revere collar. The tapered waist features an integrated martingale to cinch the silhouette and a softly pleated skirt for movement.”


Kate’s also wearing trousers from Burberry and a vintage hat from Beyond Retro.  I’ll update this blog post with more details later.

Kate's outfit for Kate Middleton June Vogue


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