Prince William & Kate Middleton Do ‘Vanity Fair’ Magazine

A Royal Wrap-up

Prince William and Kate Middleton, the newly hitched Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine. This particular issue does not feature an interview with the young royals (that I’m aware of) but it does cover the couple’s royal wedding in April and their upcoming visit to the US this Summer. Mario Testino, who photographed the couple for their official engagement photos, provides a previously unseen photo of Wills and Kate for the magazine cover … which you can check out below.

Despite Will and Kate’s new official titles—dude duke and duchess, respectively—Will made it clear at the wedding that he will continue to be addressed as Prince William, meaning Kate by default will be Princess Catherine, reports Vanity Fair writer Katie Nicholl. This may rattle some family hierarchies— the Countess of Wessex had wanted to be known as Princess Sophie, but had been forbidden by the Queen. The newest royal couple grace the July issue cover, with an exclusive cover by Mario Testino. The issue hits newsstands in New York and L.A. on Thursday, June 2, and nationally—in print and on the iPad—on Tuesday, June 7.

INTERESTING about Kate‘s title. It seems obvious to those of us not quite as familiar with British Royal protocol that if Wills remains a prince then his bride should become a princess. After all, the titles Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sound so old and stuffy. This royal stuff fascinates me, particularly because Wills and Kate are both so young. I am dying to read this full VF article, to be honest. I must say I am a bit underwhelmed by the coverphoto. When it was announced that the Royal couple would grace the cover of VF mag, I was expecting a new, more posed Testino photograph. Still … this is an issue that I gotta read. This Wills and Kate issue of Vanity Fair magazine hits newsstands next week. Will you be reading?

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  1. Margie

    I agree about the cover photo. It looks like a pap photo. :( However, I’m going to be all over that VF issue.

  2. Lauren

    Catherine’s full title and style is: Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus.

    *whew* :D

  3. Gah! They’re just so cute!!

  4. LALola

    Right? That photo looks like a Facebook profile pic taken with a cell phone camera. Cute, but not *wow*

  5. Lisa

    Yah, I thought a new photo too…but I kind of like the very natural look of it. They are just so gorgeous together! Love them!

  6. Jan Jaire

    They are a lovely couple

  7. Lauren

    Oh I’m amazed at how much I have to say here, I agree w/ you @LALola facebook profile pic sums it up! But I’ll certainly hunt the issue down.

    Also – I cannot BELIVE The lenght of her formal title, I thought you were messing with me and it was “Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Cantgiveacareish” but noooo I had to read it twice to realize that was legit. This evokes a Best in Show moment!

  8. rOXy

    Made for eachother.

  9. Tess

    She’s Princess William by default =)

  10. Nadine

    I love the casual feel of the photo!

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