Kate Middleton’s top secret photoshoot for British Vogue took place in the Norfolk countryside very close to her Anmer Hall home where she lives with her husband Prince William and two kids. The shoot happened in a late morning in the month of January. The style icon wore a mix of British and French designs in the pictures.
Known for her sartorial choices, she is observed closely by fashionistas all over the world. The 34-year-old royal arrived for the photoshoot dressed in jeans and a parka jacket with rollers in her hair. Vogue’s fashion director Lucinda Chambers and Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman readied 10 suitcases of outfits that Kate would like to wear.
The royal in the first picture wears a charcoal brown double-breasted suede coat and shirt by Burberry. Her wide-brimmed hat is from London vintage shop Beyond Retro. In the second image, Kate showcases a simple red and black striped T-shirt with a side pocket from French store Petit Bateau and navy trousers by Burberry.
For her long brunette tresses Kate’s longtime hairstylist Amanda Cook Tucker was roped in. The trusted hairdresser created her famous blowout for the outdoor shoot. The hairstylist arrived at the location, dragging a suitcase behind her most likely full of hair products.
Amanda has been by Kate’s side on many a momentous occasions — at the hospital after the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Amanda accompanied William and Kate during their royal tour to India and Bhutan in April. The princess’s make-up was kept natural and relaxed in keeping with the nature of the photoshoot and was done by Sally Branka.
The make-up artist created a simple and fresh look for Kate. Her eyes were lightly lined in brown and a natural color was applied on her lips. The casual countryside photoshoot was the first time that Kate had posed for a magazine. She wanted the pictures to reflect a rarely-seen element of her private life, her off-duty choice of outfits, including jeans, shirts and T-shirts.
The royal drove herself to the photoshoot in a Land Rover Defender wearing big rollers in her hair. The British SUV appears in the background of one of the shots and was stopped being produced in the U.K. in late January. The royal family has long been customers of Land Rover.
Kate was photographed by London-born photographer Josh Olins. The 35-year-old has worked for a number of major publications. He is known for the “quiet elegance of his work and his ‘woman’ who has polish but also a degree of understatement.” The images from Vogue are currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery in the “Vogue 100: A Century of Style” exhibit.
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