Is Kate Middleton set to become a Vogue cover girl?

Submitted by on Monday, 26 September 2011 | No Comment

She’s certainly the most stylish Royal around and she doesn’t try to hide her love for designer and high-street fashion, but is Kate now about to show her love for fashion magazines by becoming the first Royal cover girl for US Vogue magazine?

The rumour mill surrounding Kate Middleton is always on over-drive but most recently an interesting rumour has been flying around that Kate is set to cement her style credentials by appearing on the front cover of US Vogue magazine after encouragement from Editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, and Royal photographer Mario Testino.

The icy Anna Wintour has been quoted as saying: “There’s nothing trashy or vulgar about her [Kate]…she dresses her age and never looks out of place,” which leads us to believe that this is one great idea thought up by the Editor herself and she has apparently urged Mario Testino to ask the Duchess of Cambridge to pose for the magazine.

Mario Testino is of course, the very man who shot the Royal couple’s official engagement photographs and was given the label of ‘Princess Diana’s favourite photographer’. All of these things could ease Kate’s decision to take on the prestigious modelling job, but ultimately it is up to the Palace and the Royal household who are carefully training and moulding Kate into Royal life. Princess Diana herself posed for Vogue three different times, but Kate has already had an invitation for a cover shoot from the British version of the magazine, which she politely declined, meaning she could very well decline again.

A source told American newspaper, The New York Post, that “Anna [Wintour] has been speaking to Mario about winning over Kate. She is really pressing him to shoot Kate for the cover” while another said that “every magazine has been trying to get Kate, and many assume it will eventually be Vogue. But even with the Mario Testino relationship, it is not clear when this will happen. The Palace must approve it, and they are very protective of Kate.”

We definitely think Kate should consider posing for Vogue magazine. As one of the biggest style icons of the 21t century, Kate has a duty to be a role model for the magazine’s readers and by posing on the front-cover, she will be cementing her style credentials and following in the footsteps of her Mother-in-law.

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