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Kate Middleton Wanted For Vogue Cover, Sources Say

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 09/26/2011 8:16 am Updated: 11/26/2011 4:12 am

Vogue loves a good Kate cover. But can Anna Wintour's magazine bag the biggest Kate of all?

The New York Post reports that Wintour and her crew over at American Vogue are in hot pursuit of Kate Middleton, wishing to shoot the royal for a cover.

The "in," writes the Post, might be Mario Testino, who shot Kate and Prince William's official engagement pictures and is a close friend of the couple.

Testino also happens to be a Vogue fave, having shot Kate Moss' wedding for the magazine's September issue.

But despite British weddings with brides named Kate being Testino's specialty, even the famous fashion photog may not be able to snag the royal for Vogue. A source told the Post:

"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."

So protective, in fact, that they declined the invitation to have the duchess photographed for British Vogue. The pairing would make a lot of sense, given Kate's support for British designers, in particular Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.

But the palace has reason to keep Kate off of covers. When Kate's smiling wedding face landed on the cover of Grazia right after the royal wedding, the media slammed the magazine for Photoshopping the royal's already-slim waist (Grazia fessed up months later to the digital slimming).

Another unauthorized Kate cover occurred around the would-be 50th birthday of her mother-in-law, Princess Diana. Newsweek Photoshopped a picture of Diana and Kate walking together, surmising what Princess Di would be like in 2011.

So maybe Kate should actually have a say in her next cover appearance... as long as Vogue promises to lay off the Photoshop.

Read more about Anna Wintour's campaign for Kate at NYPost.com.



Check out some of Kate's outfit repeats:

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  • Erdem Dress

    LOOK 1: At the Trooping of Colours event in June 2012. LOOK 2: At a friend's wedding in September 2012. (Getty/Ikon Pictures)

  • Whistles Dress

    LOOK 1: At the Diamond Jubilee Concert, June 4, 2012 LOOK 2: At the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, August 12, 2012 (Getty photos)

  • Roksanda Ilincic Frock

    LOOK 1: North American Royal Tour in Beverly Hills, July 8, 2011 LOOK 2: Arts reception during the 2012 London Olympics, July 30, 2012

  • Jane Troughton Brocade Coat

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At a wedding in London on August 14, 2009. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: At a celebration for Prince Philip's 90th birthday on June 12, 2011, wearing a Zara dress and L. K. Bennett shoes. (Getty photos)

  • Ted Baker Trenchcoat

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival in England on March 14, 2008, wearing a black fedora, scarf and boots. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Arriving at a hotel in Yellowknife on July 4, 2011, wearing navy pumps. (Getty photos)

  • Issa Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Arriving at the Goring Hotel on April 28, 2011, wearing L.K. Bennett wedges. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Speaking with volunteers in Ottawa on June 30, 2011, wearing Pied à Terre slingback wedges. (Getty photos)

  • Gold Sign Jeans, White Ten Gallon Hat

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At a rodeo demonstration in Calgary, Canada on July 7, 2011, wearing a blouse by Temperley. <br> <br> <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Watching a rodeo demonstration at the BMO Center in Calgary, Canada on July 8, 2011 in an Alice by Temperley blouse. (Getty photos)

  • Jane Troughton Gold Brocade Coat

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Worn with a feathered fascinator to the nuptials of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Paired with an elaborate hat at Zara Phillips' wedding. (Getty photos)

  • L.K. Bennett Nude Pumps

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Arriving in Ottawa, Canada in an Erdem dress on June 30, 2011. <br> <br> <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Arriving at the Calgary airport in a Jenny Packham dress on July 7, 2011. (Getty photos)

  • DVF "Maja" Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At the British Consul-General's residence in L.A. on July 8, 2011. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: At Zara Phillips' pre-wedding party. (Getty photos)

  • Reiss Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Keeping it simple while posing for official engagement photos. (AP photo) <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Arriving at the Canadian Museum of Civilization for a Canada Day celebration in Quebec on July 1, 2011, wearing a Sylvia Fletcher/Lock and Co. hat. (Getty photo)

  • Sebago Shoes

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Attending a dragon boat race in Charlottetown, Canada on July 4, 2011, wearing J Brand twill pants. <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Boarding a sea plane in Yellowknife Canada, wearing J Brand pants on ​July 5, 2011. (Getty photos)

  • Pied à Terre Slingback Wedges

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Speaking with volunteers in Ottawa on June 30, 2011, wearing an Issa dress. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Boarding a plane in Yellowknife, Canada on July 6, 2011, wearing a Smythe blazer and J Brand twill pants. (Getty photos)

  • Smythe Blazer

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Departing for Canada on June 30, 2011 in a Roland Mouret dress, carrying a Mulberry bag. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Boarding a plane in Yellowknife, Canada on July 6, 2011, wearing twill J Brand pants and Pied à Terre wedges. (Getty photos)

  • Katherine Hooker Coat

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At the Cheltenham Races on March 17, 2006, keeping warm with a fur hat. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Launching a lifeboat in Wales on February 24, 2011. Catherine got the coat shortened (a look we much prefer!). (Getty photos)

  • J Brand Twill Pants

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Boarding a sea plane in Yellowknife, Canada, wearing Sebago boat shoes. <br> <br> <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Boarding a plane in Yellowknife, Canada on July 6, 2011, wearing a Smythe blazer and Pied à Terre wedges. (Getty photos)

  • L.K. Bennett Black Wedges

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Arriving at the Goring Hotel the day before the Royal Wedding in a dress by Issa. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Leaving Buckingham Palace the day after the Royal Wedding, wearing a Zara dress. (Getty photos)

  • Zara Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Leaving Buckingham Palace the day after the Royal Wedding, wearing L. K. Bennett wedges. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Celebrating Prince Phillip's 90th birthday on June 12, 2011 in a Jane Troughton brocade coat. (Getty photos)

  • Princess Diana's Repurposed Earrings

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Paired with a Temperley London frock at Wimbledon on June 27, 2011. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: On the last day of her North America tour, in a Whistles ensemble. (Getty photos)

  • Amanda Wakeley Suit

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Meeting with children at a soccer club in Darwen, north-west England on April 11 with a half-up hairdo. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Posing for the official North American Tour portrait on June 3 in London with a sleek, natural-looking coif. (Getty photos)

  • Natalie Handbag By L.K. Bennett

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Worn with a hand-painted, chinoiserie silk dress by Jenny Packham to a polo match in Santa Barbara on July 9, 2011. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Worn with a canary yellow Jenny Packham dress at Calgary Airport two days earlier. (Getty photos)

  • Queen Elizabeth's Maple Leaf Brooch

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Stuck on a red Catherine Walker coat during the couple's last hours in Canada. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Pinned to a purple Issa dress on Canada Day. (Getty photos)

  • Suede Prada Pumps

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At a welcome ceremony in Charlottetown, Canada on July 4, 2011, wearing an Alexander McQueen dress. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Meeting participants in an Inner City Arts program in a Whistles skirt on July 10, 2011. (Getty photos)

  • Lavender Jenny Packham Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: The wedding of Emily McCorquodale and James Hutt on July 7th, 2012, paired with her bronze pillbox hat and a gray Katherine Hoooker coat. <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: At Kate Middleton and Prince William's Royal Canada & California tour, on July 9, 2011. (Getty photos)

  • Blue Tweed Coat Dress By Missoni

    LOOK 1: Diamond Jubilee Event at Fortnum & Mason, March 1, 2012 LOOK 2: Diamond Julbille visit to Nottingham, June 13, 2012 (Getty photos)

  • Pink Pleated Dress

    LOOK 1: Sovereign Monarchs Jubilee Lunch in Kensington, May 18, 2012 LOOK 2: Diamond Jubilee Party at Buckingham Palace, May 26, 2012 (Getty photos)

  • Alexander McQueen Sailor Dress

    LOOK 1: Canada tour in Prince Edward Island, July 5, 2011 LOOK 2: Wimbledon, July 4, 2012 (Getty photos)

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