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Vogue lands Duchess of Cambridge as cover star for centenary issue

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By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

May 1, 2016 | 2 min read

The Duchess of Cambridge has been revealed as the cover star for Vogue’s centenary issue, which will be released in June.

The first images from photographer Josh Olins were published online by the magazine ahead of an exhibition - Vogue 100: A Century of Style – taking place at the National Portrait Gallery, where the duchess is a patron.

Nicholas Cullinan, director of the National Portrait Gallery, said the images encapsulate what Vogue had done over the past 100 years, "to pair the best photographers with the great personalities of the day, in order to reflect broader shifts in culture and society".

"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,” he added.

Meanwhile, Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, said: "To be able to publish a photographic shoot with the Duchess of Cambridge has been one of my greatest ambitions for the magazine."

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