British Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman worked with Prince William’s wife for the magazine’s June issue marking its 100-year milestone.
In an interview on the ITV program Lorraine, Shulman explained that the Duchess wants to be more than a fashion icon.
“I can’t really speak for her, but in my experience, I think it was very much her feeling that she wanted to be what she felt she was comfortable with being,” she said.
“She is not a clothes horse. The idea that she is a kind of silent mannequin that just wants to put on expensive clothes is so not what she is. And I think she wanted this cover to reflect that.” [via Daily Mail]
Shulman also revealed that Kate didn’t want to be featured on the magazine cover at first.
“I had certainly asked her before,” she said. “It was only when I was writing to her saying: ‘It’s our centenary, it’s our 100 years of Vogue and we do have kind of a history of being able to feature the royal family’ that I realized we had another connection. It ticked the box and yes, it happened. It was the best news when I heard she was going to be on the cover.”
The cover photo featured Kate dressed in a suede Burberry jacket, a white shirt and a vintage hat.
A report by Star magazine claims that Kate is “four months pregnant,” and is also accompanied by a cover photo seemingly showing the Duchess with a baby bump.
The headline declares, “It’s A Girl! The Royals Are Ready To Welcome A Sister For George And Charlotte!”
Citing a “royal source,” the mag alleges that William and his wife have been trying to get pregnant and that everyone believes the baby will be a girl.
However, Gossip Cop reports that there is no truth to the news and that the Kensington Palace would surely make an official announcement in that case.
This isn’t the first time that such claims surface. This year in June the same magazine reported that the royal couple was expecting a baby girl and claimed that the Palace had confirmed the news.
Also, earlier this month, Life & Style magazine alleged that the family was expecting.
The new mum and model asked her Twitter followers how she could meet the royal pair.
“How do I make an appointment to hang out with Prince William and Kate Middleton is there a sign up sheet,” she wrote.
Her fans were quick to come up with ideas, either funny or simply ridiculous.
A suggestion she received from many of her admirers was that she could arrange a playdate with the royals and their two children, George and Charlotte.
Chrissy and husband John Legend recently welcomed daughter Luna into the world.
“I’m picturing playdates for Luna and Charlotte while you and Kate sip wine at 10 AM,” a follower wrote.
“Just tweet @RoyalFamily. I have a feeling they’d respond to you!” another fan joked.
Others suggested making use of her husband’s singing talent in order to get a meeting with William and Kate.
“Make John write a song about them and when it becomes a worldwide hit you’ll get an invite,” a tweet read.
“Just chuck wads of John’s cash (you keep yours girl) at one of their charities and you’ll be invited to palace in no time,” another wrote.
According to Life & Style magazine, the Duchess, née Kate Middleton, is pregnant with her third child, but the big news was not well received by her sister.
Pippa Middleton got engaged to businessman James Matthews and the publication claims that she wants all the attention to be channeled on her his wedding instead of Kate’s pregnancy.
However, Gossip Cop denies rumors that Catherine is expecting and shuts down claims made the publication about Pippa and her plans of “delaying” the nuptials.
Rumors of a third royal pregnancy appear regularly, but have not been confirmed.
Earlier this year the publication claimed that the Duchess was pregnant with baby no. 3 and that she was due on Christmas.
A year and a half after the birth of her daughter Charlotte, Catherine is said to be pregnant again, according to a report by Life & Style magazine.
The publication also claims that William is extremely concerned for his wife’s wellbeing, given her thin figure.
The Duchess currently weighs only 90 pounds, according to the magazine’s medical expert Dr. Fred Pescatore.
However, Gossip Cop denies the pregnancy rumors, allegedly based on comments made exclusively by the Palace to the blog.
Nonetheless, a third royal pregnancy has been highly anticipated. Bookies have slashed the odds on the royal couple announcing they are expecting baby no. 3 in 2017.
On Tuesday, Kate and William paid tribute to the British Olympic and Paralympic athletes by hosting a reception at Buckingham Palace.
On the occasion, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, unveiled her children’s hobbies to equestrian triple-gold medalist Natasha Baker.
It seems that the 3-year-old prince has an interest in fencing, while his sister, who is 17 months old, is already a fan of horse-riding.
“George is fascinated by fencing, but I think that’s because of the face shields,” Kate said. “Charlotte would have loved to be here but she’d be running riot!”
When it comes to her passion for horses the little princess most likely takes after her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who was present at the event as well. The monarch is known to be a big fan of horses.
On Tuesday night, William, Harry and Kate, along with Queen Elizabeth, hosted a reception in honor of Olympic and Paralympic heroes.
Dressed in an Alexander McQueen floor-length gown, Kate shared a few tidbits about her children while chatting with the guests.
“George is fascinated by fencing, but I think that’s because of the face shields,” Kate told Natasha Baker, equestrian triple gold medalist. [via People] “Charlotte would have loved to be here but she’d be running riot!”
The royals also hosted a party for a special group of young leaders ahead of BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards, which celebrates exceptional achievements among youth.
Radio 1 DJs Nick Grimshaw, Clara Amfo and Greg James were invited into the royal couple’s home where they were congratulated for their work.
This year the teenagers focused their efforts on volunteering and mental health awareness, an area that is known to have been at the center of attention for William, Kate and Harry.
During a visit at the National Football Museum in Manchester with Kate, William revealed that his daughter is a soccer fan.
“Charlotte is the one who shows more aptitude [for soccer],” William said, while talking to England women’s team captain, Steph Houghton, and her teammate Jill Scott. “George is sort of getting into it slowly, but Charlotte is showing more aptitude. They’re great.” [via HELLO!]
During the visit, the Duke of Cambridge got his hands on the 1966 World Cup football and scored a penalty shoot.
When asked by former soccer star Roger Hunt whether he plays soccer, William said: “I play a little bit, at school and university mostly. Rugby I’ve stopped, too many injuries. I do a bit of swimming as well.”
“We do quite a bit of running around after our kiddies,” Kate added.
The royal pair was greeted by children holding royal masks outside the museum.
The Cambridges ended the day with a visit at Francis House, a children and young adults’ hospice originally opened by Princess Diana.
For a charity project, the 34-year-old royal offered rare personal insights into her family history.
The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, took advantage of the release of The GCHQ Puzzle Book, the first puzzle book launched by the Queen’s Government Communications Headquarters, inspired by the men and women who deciphered codes during World War II (1939-1945).
In a foreword to the book, Catherine paid tribute to her grandmother, Valerie Glassborow.
“I have always been immensely proud of my grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, who worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War,” Kate wrote.
“She and her twin sister, Mary, served with thousands of other young women as part of the great Allied effort to break enemy codes. They hardly ever talked about their wartime service, but we now know just how important the men and women of Bletchley Park were, as they tackled some of the hardest problems facing the country.”
All proceeds from the book will go to Heads Together, an organization founded by Kate, William and Harry that campaigns against the stigmatization of mentally ill people.
Last week the royal trio attended a Heads Together event at the London Eye, in honor of World Mental Health Day.
After a highly publicized family tour in Canada, the royal pair has started a new string of official appearances this week.
After riding the London Eye on Monday and joining forces with Prince Harry in support of World Mental Health Day, William and Kate travelled to Manchester on Friday, October 14.
They started the day by visiting the National Football Museum where William got his hands on the 1966 World Cup football and also scored a penalty shoot.
Outside the museum, the couple was greeted by children holding royal masks.
The Cambridges then stopped by the town hall, where they met with municipal authorities and also laid a wreath at the Cenotaph, in honor of the Victoria Cross recipients as part of the WWI Centenary campaign.
The day ended with a visit at Francis House, a children and young adults’ hospice originally opened by Princess Diana.
The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, was dressed in a blue and black check print Erdem coat.